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Truffles

What's all the kerfuffle about truffles? Find out first-hand at events and hunts in Melbourne and Victoria.

Australia is one of the top five truffle growing countries in the world, and Melbourne and Victoria has a truffle load of places for you to find them.

Melbourne Truffle Festival launches the season in June with a two-day festival featuring cooking demonstrations, food stalls and meet-and-greets with chefs and truffle hunting dogs at Queen Victoria Market.

As the season gets underway, join tours and truffle hunts throughout June and July at truffieres in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, on the Mornington Peninsula and on the Great Ocean Road. Cooking classes are often in the offing too, so stick around afterwards to learn how to transform your black gold into culinary gems.

Or, leave the gumboots at home and follow your own nose around farmers markets and local restaurants during the season.

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By region

Daylesford & Macedon Ranges

Follow truffle dogs Ella and Henry through the 1000 tree truffiere at Black Cat Truffles, Creswick, for one of Victoria's best truffle hunts.

Great Ocean Road

Experience truffle hunts, farm tours, masterclasses and truffle luncheons in June and July at Wongarra Farm, one of Victoria's oldest truffieres.

Mornington Peninsula

Join the hunt among the trees at Red Hill Truffles, experiment with cheese and truffles, take part in a masterclass and indulge in a truffle dinner.

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Hunts & masterclasses

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Tastings

A Taste of Truffles

Join Black Cat Truffles throughout June and July for A Taste of Truffles - an invitation to find out more about this earthy, aromatic delicacy. Talk...

16 Jul 2017
16 Jul 2017
30 Jul 2017

Food & wine tours

Exclusive Red Hill Black Gold Truffle Hunts

MP Experience

Come and experience the thrill of finding truffle, black gold. Truffle season starts June when the air is cold, the soil is moist and the sun is...

From $120

Dining

Feast & Forage - Craig's Royal Hotel

Put on your winter woollies and meet Craig’s head chef Shannon at Black Cat Truffles in Wattle Flat. See truffle dogs Ella and Harry in action,...

9 Jul 2017

Dining

Gala Truffle Degustation at Red Hill Truffles

Rug up for a late afternoon truffle hunt in the crisp winter’s air at Red Hill Truffles. Owner Jenny and her trusty truffle dog Thomas will walk you...

1 Jul 2017

Food & wine

Marlene Hoff - Truffle Hunt and Cooking Classes

Following a morning truffle hunt meet local chef and passionate foodie, Marlene Hoff. Marlene is an advocate for local, sustainable and ethical food...

12 Aug 2017

Food & wine

Romuald Oudeyer - Truffle Hunt and Cooking Classes

Following a morning truffle hunt meet French chef and truffle expert Romuald. Romu’s experience with truffles comes from his time at the Michelin...

6 Aug 2017
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Markets

Truffles

Follow your nose at these farmers' markets during truffle season.

Produce markets

Daylesford Farmers Market

Get fresh produce and products from Daylesford's local farmers, producers and vignerons at Daylesford Primary School on the first Saturday of the month.

Produce markets

Apollo Bay Farmers Market

Apollo Bay Farmers market brings the best local produce from the region to one place. Meet producers and stock on gourmet delights and fresh produce.

Produce markets

Ballan Farmers Market

Held on the stunning volcanic plains amongst a rich food growing community, stop off at Ballan Farmers Market for your fresh produce and delicacies.

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