Truffle Hunts

Enjoy a morning or afternoon of truffle hunting with truffle dog “Willow” on our family farm in Gembrook, just 60 minutes drive from Melbourne’s CBD.

2022 HUNT DATES AVAILABLE SOON

Price: $130.00
Duration: 2 hours (10am – 12pm or 2pm – 4pm)

INCLUSIONS:
• Guided truffle hunt with our trained truffle dog Willow
• Opportunity to witness fresh ripe truffles being located and harvested from the ground
• Truffle information session
• A taste of truffle, deliciously served in a variety of ways
• Light refreshments

At Gembrook Truffles, your experience includes a short and informative presentation about truffles, where you will have the opportunity to learn about the intricate symbiotic relationship between a tree’s roots and the truffle fungi. We will then move out into the Truffiere for the hunt, where Willow will walk the rows of trees in search of truffles. Once a truffle has been marked, you will be invited to have a turn locating the truffles beneath the soil and unearthing the black gold.

We will then move to the cozy “Truffle Den” where you will be offered a delicious morning / afternoon tea including a taste of the truffle harvested earlier in the day as well as an assortment of tea / coffee / juice etc.

For those that wish to buy fresh truffle or an inoculated truffle tree to take home, there will be a small number available for purchase on the day. Any purchase of fresh truffle will come with a complimentary recipe booklet and information about how to maximise your at-home truffle experience.

We look forward to welcoming you.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Pre-booking is essential
  • Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the allocated start time
  • The terrain of the truffle orchard is slightly sloping (not steep), but generally easy walking. Ample parking opposite the orchard is available.
  • Please advise any special dietary requirements via email to info@gembrooktruffles.com.au stating your name and the date of the booking.
  • Winter mornings are chilly, and the ground is grassy and potentially wet. As primarily an outdoor experience we would advise warm clothing with a jacket or umbrella and solid shoes be worn.
  • Biosecurity – we require all guests to clean their own footwear prior to entering the orchard (a foot bath is provided). Please wear appropriate enclosed footwear.
  • Children under 12yrs are welcome to attend our truffle hunts with prior arrangement ONLY. Please contact us on 0402748640 or email info@gembrooktruffles.com.au to discuss. Children over 12yrs are considered an adult and as such will require a ticket to be purchased.
  • Our hunts are designed to adhere to any restrictions/recommendations that are in place at the time. All tickets will be fully refunded if hunts need to be cancelled or guests are unable to attend due to COVID-19 restrictions.

2022 HUNT DATES AVAILABLE SOON

These sessions are a snapshot truffle experience. We also run full day grower seminars developed for those interested in growing truffles. Refer to our growing website for details. https://trufficulture.com.au