2018 Truffle season will commence in July

Late June is.. maybe, depending on when Winter weather commences.

"Truffles are only really good after Christmas*.....So let us allow ignorant fops, beardless gourmands, and inexperienced palates the perry triumph of eating the first truffles."
Grimod de La Reynière -Wikipedia

As the originator of food reviews and magazines in the early 1800's, he defined it perfectly. He also defined the modern interpretation of gourmand and gourmet, which were previously associated with simple gluttony.

*In Australia 'Christmas truffle' equates to post winter solstice (~22nd June), before that, they are ok IF you know how to use them well, but they lack the true truffle wow factor.

We will probably have some truffle in June depending on weather. Anything worth eating will be farm gate sales only, with suggestions on getting the most from it, some dishes simply don't work with early season truffles.

It's a shame the food industry demands truffles before the season truly commences as it results in many "I tried it once, didn't like it" experiences. Yet by half way through the season when production peaks, there's a drop in demand, as much of the enthusiasm was wasted on the early junk. Social media is full of brown coloured truffle at this time, and even into the season proper. There's a good reason the name is Black Winter Truffle, not brown, it's the colour of the Ripe Spores.
This has been seen for the 2017/18 European season also with many images of poor quality truffles in the media. At least they had the excuse of a poor season, and wild harvest grabbing anything with aroma. Truffiére grown truffles should be properly ripe with no excuse, there's no urgency to harvest before the next dog handling competitor finds it.


In the 2017 season, our truffle was available through;

  • our Online shop, with delivery via express post
    or courier (metropolitan only)
    • final online shipment was 20th September
  • Farm Gate -Sales & Order Collection
    • {no orchard walks}
    • closed for season from 17th September 2017

Contact Us to arrange supply.



Season progression, an approximation:

May-June truffles begin ripening;
... early June a few truffles possibly worth eating, mashed potato, egg are appropriate dishes, but shouldn't be sold
.... June -early truffles good enough to sell with qualification on using in appropriate dishes
If you want great truffle, wait till it's peak season. If you can't wait, understand it's not going to be 100%, wherever you may buy it from.
WINTER SOLSTICE ~21st June
.... late June/July start of properly ripe truffle displaying all the proper qualities of flavour and aroma
.... July/August Peak Season
... late August/early September reducing harvest volume and concerns about warm weather ending season early.
... September tail end of season,
2016=7thSept, 2017=21stSept


Archived notes from the 2017 truffle season.

Archived notes from the 2016 truffle season.

Archived notes from the 2015 truffle season.

Archived notes from the 2014 truffle season.

Archived notes from the 2013 truffle season.

Archived notes from the 2012 truffle season.