Discover Truffle Valley
Truffle Valley produces quality truffles in the heart of the beautiful Yarra Valley, only 1 hour from Melbourne CBD. Truffle Valley is nestled amidst rich farmlands, where fruit orchards, wineries, and wildlife flourish in a landscape of rolling hills. Visit us and indulge yourself with one of the most exquisite flavours known in the culinary world…..TRUFFLES!
We produce French Black Truffles, famous for their distinctive aroma and unforgettable flavour. Grown and nurtured in ideal conditions and fertile soils, truffles have always been an elusive crop demanding years of patient dedication before they come to maturity. Ripening in the cool winter months, their unique scent escapes the earth. It is only then that they are expertly detected by our trusty truffle dogs, Tessa and Rita, and finally harvested with loving care.
French Black Truffle
This is the famous French Black truffle also known as “Périgord”, after that region in France. Its outer layer is a black rough looking skin but inside reveals an intricate network of thin, white veins which standout on the inner black. French Black truffle has a mysterious history of secret forest hiding places. In the past, the whereabouts of truffles was a heavily guarded secret of peasant farmers.
This is Bianchetto, meaning whitish truffle and a native of Italy. Bianchetto or White Truffle, as it is most commonly called, has a slightly different aroma and flavour to the French Black Truffle and its’ appearance is quite dissimilar, with its whitish exterior and marbling interior. It is less frequently grown in Australia but is nevertheless a wonderful culinary treat.
Tessa practising scent detection in the off season
Our Amazing Truffles
Truffle Valley in the Yarra Valley produces mostly French Black Truffles, also called Périgord. Their botanical name is Tuber Melanosporum but French Black Truffle is also aptly nicknamed BLACK GOLD.
Harvested in winter, the cold ground yields the ‘Black Gold’ when it develops its intense, distinctive aroma. It is a culinary treasure, found beneath the ground, clinging to its host tree for vital carbohydrates and sugars. In return the fungus feeds the tree roots with phosphates and nitrates creating a wonderfully symbiotic relationship!
Truffle Valley also grows White Truffle or Tuber Borchii, not to be confused with the very rare Italian white truffle. Just as scrumptious and aromatic as its black cousin, white truffle is also a culinary delight. Choosing between black and white truffle is like, preferring red or white wine, or soft or hard cheese. Many of us love both!
Truffles are an epicurean delight with a unique, unforgettable, tantalizing taste, that cannot easily be described by comparison with other food fare. Their history, cultivation and character make them an exotic, sought-after ingredient by discerning chefs and foodies alike.
Truffles can be used in many foods such as pastas, soups, sauces, cheeses, honey and eggs. Or they can simply be shaved over your favourite steak, fish, or white meat to enhance the meal with a whole new dimension of scrumptious pleasure.
Latest From Our News
It was so exciting to finally enjoy our first truffle meal at Truffle Valley last year. We never imagined that we would be eating truffles from our own truffle orchard in just the fourth winter after its establishment. Comparatively speaking, this is an early yield....
We are proud to report that Rita apprentice truffle hunter, has graduated to trainee truffle hunter at Truffle Valley in the Yarra Valley. She started her scent detection training at 3 months old as apprentice truffle hunter. She loves doing the work but really thinks...
Truffle Valley in the Yarra Valley is opening its Truffle Shop on 18th June 2022 (Assuming truffle season is not delayed by weather conditions). Then every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 5pm until end of August. We are located at 9 Carters Lane, Seville We...