Truffle Hunt and Tasting Class

Enjoy a day of truffle hunting and tasting on our family farm in Gembrook, less than an hours drive from Melbourne!



3 hours Class size 1 to 12

label $159 (Afterpay available)
($50 per class surcharge applies for private classes)
Winter 2024 Hunts NOW AVAILABLE
Join us in 2024 for an exclusive truffle hunt and tasting class!
Discover the enchanting world of truffles in a way you've never imagined. Join our upcoming guided truffle hunt led by our expert truffle dog, Willow. Prepare to be captivated as you witness the magical moment when fresh, ripe truffles are unearthed from the earth with care.
Immerse yourself in a captivating truffle information session where our knowledgeable guide will reveal the secrets of the intricate symbiotic relationship between tree roots and the captivating truffle fungi. Gain a deeper appreciation of this extraordinary culinary gem as you delve into its history, cultivation, and its esteemed place in the culinary world.
As an essential part of your experience, get ready to tantalize your taste buds with the unrivaled delight of truffles presented to you in various tasting options at the Hairy Dog Cafe, just a short five-minute drive from our farm. Impeccable service and a cozy atmosphere set the perfect stage for your truffle-filled adventure.
While you savor your meal, relish the knowledge that the truffles you're enjoying were nurtured with dedication on our nearby truffle farm. This close proximity ensures that only the freshest and most exceptional truffles make their way to your plate, guaranteeing a taste sensation that truly embodies the farm-to-fork concept.
For those eager to bring the truffle experience home, we have a limited number of fresh truffles and inoculated truffle trees available for purchase on the day.
At Gembrook Truffles, we're eagerly looking forward to the opportunity to welcome you into our world of truffle wonder. Join us for an unforgettable journey where nature's treasures and culinary delights harmoniously intertwine.
We can't wait to welcome you back next year when the truffle season returns.
If you have a special occasion coming up in winter 2024 and would like to book a private hunt, please contact us via the link above.
Please note:
Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the allocated start time.
The truffle orchard terrain is slightly sloping (not steep) and generally easy to walk on. Ample parking is available across from the orchard.
Winter mornings can be chilly, and the ground may be grassy and potentially wet. Since this is primarily an outdoor experience, we recommend wearing warm clothing, including a jacket or bringing an umbrella, and wearing sturdy shoes.
Biosecurity is important to us, so we kindly request that all guests clean their footwear before entering the orchard (a foot bath is provided). Please wear appropriate enclosed footwear.

Please note: Public dates for this class require at least 6 guests to run. In the unlikely event that we don't reach this number, we'll cancel the class; in this case we'll inform you and allow you to get a refund or reschedule, so please watch your email/SMS one day prior to the class.
Knowledge required
Beginner friendly - no prior knowledge or skills required
 
What you'll get
  • Guided truffle hunt with our trained truffle dogs Willow and Rosie
  • Opportunity to experience fresh ripe truffles being located and harvested from the ground
  • Truffle information session
  • A taste of truffle, deliciously served in a variety of ways at our local Hairy Dog Cafe in Gembrook.
  • Light refreshments
What to bring
  • Warm clothing with a jacket or umbrella (if wet weather).
  • Please wear appropriate enclosed footwear.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a date idea, team building activity or hens party.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum or gift for couples.

Location

Gembrook, VIC

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Gembrook Truffles
Gembrook Truffles

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Our dream of growing truffles started in 2007 when truffle growing was still relatively new in Australia. At this time, there was a lot of missing knowledge and much experimentation going on so in 2008, Colin and Nathan travelled to Europe to study the science behind growing truffles. This was an invaluable learning experience and set us on the path to where we are today.
Being a small family run business, we are passionate about growing truffles. Something that sets us apart from other truffle producers is that on our farm in Gembrook we don’t just grow truffles, we also own and run Trufficulture, the premier truffle inoculated tree production nursery in Eastern Australia. We are proud to supply truffle inoculated trees that produce the famous french black, summer black and bianchetto white truffles.
Situated just an hours drive to the east from Melbourne the farm is on some of the best and most pristine soils the country has to offer. Average annual rainfall for the area is 1000mm. Water quality is excellent. Truffles need well drained soils with a sunny aspect and Gembrook provides the ideal requirements.
The farm has 3 plantings of truffle trees. The first block of 270 trees was planted as somewhat an experiment back in 2010. In 2014 (4 years post planting) the first truffle was discovered under a French Oak.
Block 2 was planted in July 2014 – three different truffle species were planted including french black, summer black and bianchetto white truffles, all of which are producing well.
Block 3 was planted in July 2019 with trees inoculated with french black truffle. We are looking forward to finding truffles in this block in the next couple of years.
All of our trees have been grown and inoculated here in our nursery in Gembrook. All three blocks of trees have their differences including types of lime applied, tree density, orientation, pruning and cultivation. There is so much to experience from visiting our farm.

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