Statement regarding COVID-19
Updated Wednesday 8 July, 2:30pm
As of 11:59pm on Wednesday 8 July, Metropolitan Melbourne (including the Mornington Peninsula) and the Mitchell Shire will return to Stage 3 lockdown and residents from these areas will not be allowed to participate in a truffle hunt.
If you have booked a hunt via trufflemelbourne.com and reside in a locked-down suburb - we will offer you a full refund. We will be in touch in the coming days to confirm this, and will request your bank details to provide a full refund via EFT. Alternatively (instead of a refund) we can give you fresh black truffle to the value of your ticket, valued at $2.50/gram.
If you are from regional Victoria and not subject to lockdown, you may still be able to attend a truffle hunt - please read on:
>Black Cat Truffles and Truffle Treasures will still hold their hunts but only for regional guests that are not subject to lockdown - please contact them directly to check availability.
>The Truffle Paddock and Red Hill Truffles have cancelled all hunts for the remainder of the season.
>The Truffle House has cancelled all hunts already on sale for the remainder of the season BUT may hold some hunts later in August - please contact them directly for more information.
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The Truffle Paddock is Truffle Melbourne founder Nigel Wood's truffiere in Grantville. Surrounded by indigenous trees, native birds and wildlife, hunt for black and white truffles with Melbourne's favourite truffle hunting dogs Dora and Trixie as your guides.
Visit Red Hill Truffles on the Mornington Peninsula and be charmed by Jenny and her super sniffer truffle dog Thomas as they lead you through the oak and hazelnut trees. You'll have plenty of opportunities to taste, smell, photograph, purchase and even devour freshly harvested truffle, right through the winter season.
Black Cat Truffles offer a slice of truffle heaven, with views overlooking the Creswick State Forest on the horizon. Put on your gumboots, rug up in your winter woollies and head off on an adventure hunting for Black Winter Truffles with the truffle dogs as your guides.
Truffle Treasures was established in 2007 in the Goldfields Region of central Victoria using Holly Oak trees inoculated with Tuber melanosporum (the Perigord black truffle). Their aim is to bring people and truffles together, so that the enjoyment of this culinary delicacy can be widely shared.
Gippsland's The Truffle House has been supplying premium Australian grown black truffle since 2005. Offering stunning views along the coast, stroll through the French oaks of this vibrant truffiere and observe how the truffle-hunting dogs locate the buried treasure. Unearth and experience the intense aromatics of freshly harvested black truffles.