Every weekend from the end of June to early August, you can join the growers and their dogs on the hunt for truffles at local truffières (that’s a truffle growing farm). Most of the hunts are on Saturdays and Sundays, and some farms are willing to organise private hunts at different times.
The itinerary and price for each hunt varies so you can choose a hunt at a time and budget that suits you. All hunts include a detailed talk about truffles as well as the opportunity to get out in the field and help find truffles. Depending on the hunt you choose, there may be a warm dish with truffle at the end of the hunt or you may move onto a local restaurant for a delicious truffle lunch. You’ll usually have the option of buying some truffle from the grower at the conclusion of the hunt. You’ll need to bring cash to most of these farms because out in the paddock, surprisingly, we don’t have card facilities.
Hunt numbers are limited and they book out quickly, so be sure to book your place soon! Check out the profile of each truffières on the links below, or go to the event calendar to choose a hunt on a date that suits you.
Please note that it is important you follow biosecurity requirements when you visit a truffle farm. See the details below, provided by Terra Preta truffles.
Biosecurity It is vital to us that we prevent contamination of the truffle patch with foreign microbes. Please wear clothes that have been freshly laundered. Scrub your boots the night before to remove particles of soil from the treads. Please make sure all backpacks, handbags and any other personal items have been scrubbed, washed or brushed so they do not bring in any contaminants including seeds or dirt that may be inside. Many thanks for taking care of this. It will save you from being dipped in Dettol!