Red Hill Truffles


Situated in Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsular, Red Hill Truffles is located on a property that has been in the same family since 1864. Jenny and husband Mike decided to experiment with growing the Perigold black truffle (melanosporum) with the first planting of 300 trees in March 2005. The first truffle was discovered under a hazelnut tree in 2010 and what began as an experiment has since flourished into a successful truffiere.

Red Hill, Mornington Peninsula VIC 3937 (exact location will be provided when you book)



Truffle Hunt and Taste

Experience the thrill of a truffle hunt. 

Jenny McAuley and her super sniffer truffle dog Thomas will lead you through the oak and hazelnut trees of this private Red Hill Truffiere. You will have the opportunity to taste, smell, handle, photograph and even purchase freshly harvested truffle. Jenny will discuss growing, harvesting and cooking with truffle before you enjoy a tasting of truffle produce and dishes.

Red Hill Truffles
Saturday 9 June, 2018
Truffle Hunt and Taste 10:30am- 12:30pm
    Buy now $125    
Red Hill Truffles
Saturday 30 June, 2018
Truffle Hunt and Taste 10:30am- 12:30pm
    Buy now $125    
Red Hill Truffles
Saturday 7 July, 2018 SOLD OUT
Truffle Hunt and Taste 10:30am- 12:30pm
    Buy now $125    
Red Hill Truffles
Saturday 14 July, 2018
Truffle Hunt and Taste 10:30am- 12:30pm
    Buy now $125    
Red Hill Truffles
Sunday 15 July, 2018
Truffle Hunt and Taste 10:30am- 12:30pm
    Buy now $125    
Red Hill Truffles
Saturday 28 July, 2018
Truffle Hunt and Taste 10:30am- 12:30pm
    Buy now $125    
Red Hill Truffles
Saturday 4 August, 2018
Truffle Hunt and Taste 10:30am- 12:30pm
    Buy now $125    
Red Hill Truffles
Sunday 5 August, 2018
Truffle Hunt and Taste 10:30am- 12:30pm
    Buy now $125    

Truffle Hunt & Breakfast

Rug up for an early morning hunt through the misty truffiere with Jenny and Thomas.  Following the hunt, you will have the opportunity to taste, smell and handle freshly harvested truffle before sating your appetite with a truffle infused breakfast. Think truffle butter on toast, dripping with truffle honey or truffled scrambled eggs with bacon.  

Red Hill Truffles
Sunday 10 June, 2018
Truffle Hunt and Breakfast 8:30am- 10:30am
    Buy now $125    
Red Hill Truffles
Sunday 29 July, 2018
Truffle Hunt and Breakfast 8:30am- 10:30am
    Buy now $125    


Focus on Fungi

Join us for a fun and informative winter’s day in the hinterland of Red Hill.

The day will be spent in equal parts hunting truffles with Jenny McAuley and her dog Thomas at Red Hill Truffles and learning about mushrooms with farmers from Benton Rise.

Learn about different varieties of edible mushroom and how to grow them. Experience the thrill of a truffle hunt through the oak and hazelnut trees and see super sniffer Thomas at work. Touch, smell, photograph and even purchase a freshly dug truffle.

Enjoy a lunch of truffle and mushroom treats prepared by a French Michelin Star chef with wine from Elgee Park and discover the best ways to store, prepare, cook and serve both truffles and mushrooms.

Red Hill Truffles
Saturday 16 June, 2018
Focus on Fungi 10:30am- approx. 2:30pm
    Buy now $250    


Truffle Hunt and Two-Course Lunch

Meet Danielle from MP Experience at the private property of Red Hill Truffles, who will introduce you to Jenny and her truffle dog Thomas. Enjoy a relaxed and informative discussion as you embark on a tour of the grounds, while Thomas shows off his truffle hunting skills. Make your way to the newly restored historic pavilion for a demonstration on cleaning and storing truffle. Truffle will be available for purchase on the day.

The award winning Max’s Restaurant at Red Hill Estate is a short five-minute drive away, where you will enjoy a two-course truffle inspired lunch and glass wine, overlooking the vineyard and Westernport Bay.

Red Hill Truffles
Tuesday 26 June, 2018
Truffle Hunt and Two-Course Lunch 10:30am- 2:30pm
    Buy now $190    
Red Hill Truffles
Tuesday 3 July, 2018
Truffle Hunt and Two-Course Lunch 10:30am- 2:30pm
    Buy now $190    
Red Hill Truffles
Tuesday 10 July, 2018
Truffle Hunt and Two-Course Lunch 10:30am- 2:30pm
    Buy now $190    
Red Hill Truffles
Tuesday 17 July, 2018
Truffle Hunt and Two-Course Lunch 10:30am- 2:30pm
    Buy now $190    
Red Hill Truffles
Tuesday 24 July, 2018
Truffle Hunt and Two-Course Lunch 10:30am- 2:30pm
    Buy now $190    
Red Hill Truffles
Tuesday 31 July, 2018
Truffle Hunt and Two-Course Lunch 10:30am- 2:30pm
    Buy now $190    
 
 
 
 




Truffle Hunt and Five-Course Degustation Lunch with Melbourne Return Transport 

Danielle will meet you in Melbourne CBD and transport you by Mercedes Vito to the beautiful Mornington Peninsula and Red Hill Truffles. Meet Jenny and her truffle dog Thomas as you learn about the truffiere and see Thomas in action. Truffle will be available for purchase on the day.

You’ll then be whisked away to the award winning Max’s Restaurant at Red Hill Estate where you will indulge in a five-course ‘black gold’ truffle inspired degustation lunch with matched wines, overlooking the vineyard and Westernport Bay. Savour your day as you are driven back to Melbourne in comfort.

Red Hill Truffles
Sunday 17 June, 2018
Truffle Hunt and Five-Course Degustation Lunch (includes transport) 9:30am- 5:00pm
    Buy now $300    
Red Hill Truffles
Sunday 8 July, 2018
Truffle Hunt and Five-Course Degustation Lunch (includes transport) 9:30am- 5:00pm
    Buy now $300    
Red Hill Truffles
Sunday 22 July, 2018
Truffle Hunt and Five-Course Degustation Lunch (includes transport) 9:30am- 5:00pm
    Buy now $300    
 


Truffle Hunt and Lunch or Dinner Degustation

Rug up for a truffle hunt in the crisp winter’s air at Red Hill Truffles. Owner Jenny and her trusty truffle dog Thomas will walk you through the Mornington Peninsula’s only producing truffiere. Learn all about the harvesting techniques as you hunt for a precious orb of black gold. 

Then warm yourself by the bonfire with a glass of something restorative before indulging in an eight course degustation lunch or dinner prepared by Michelin Star chef and truffle expert Romuald Oudeyer. 

Romu’s experience with truffles comes from his time at the Michelin Star 'La Truffière' in Paris- a gastronomic restaurant known for its truffle dishes, its ever-evolving menu, endless creativity, and perfection all year round. 

Now offering his services as a private chef, Romuald insists on working with the highest quality, seasonal produce and his style of cooking embodies an elegance and grandeur reminiscent of the finest restaurants in Paris. 

Red Hill Truffles
Saturday 23 June, 2018 DINNER
Truffle Hunt and Degustation Dinner 4:00pm to approx. 9:00pm OR Lunch 10:30am to approx. 3:30pm
    Buy now $275    
Red Hill Truffles
Saturday 21 July, 2018 LUNCH
Truffle Hunt and Degustation Dinner 4:00pm to approx. 9:00pm OR Lunch 10:30am to approx. 3:30pm
    Buy now $275    
 



Truffle Hunt and Cooking Class

Following a morning truffle hunt with Jenny and her springer-spaniel Thomas, meet Michelin Star French chef and truffle expert Romuald Oudeyer. Romu’s experience with truffles comes from his time at the Michelin Star restaurant La Truffière in Paris.

Now offering his services as a private chef, Romuald insists on working with the highest quality, seasonal produce. Cook and taste some delicious truffle inspired dishes and take home an apron as a memento of your day. 

Truffle will be available for purchase on the day.

Red Hill Truffles
Sunday 1 July, 2018
Truffle Hunt and Cooking Class 10:30am- 3:30pm
    Buy now $265    


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All Aboard the The Truffle Train!

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4 July

Taxi's Black Truffle Shuffle

Tempting truffles with a hint of Asian influence
15 June

Philippe Restaurant's Annual Truffle Dinner

Philippe Restaurant is hosting the fifth annual truffle dinner