Established in 2005 on a Property near Bungendore NSW , Turalla Truffles is set on the picturesque Southern end of the Lake

George Basin, a half hour drive from the nations capital.    We grow "Black Truffle" or "Black Périgord Truffle" (Tuber melanosporum)

named after the Périgord region in France. The French black truffle is the fruiting body of the fungus Tuber melanosporum.   

This fungus forms a symbiotic relationship with the roots of oak and hazel trees.  The edible portion, or truffle, is harvested in

winter once it has matured.   The ancient Greeks and Romans attributed therapeutic and aphrodisiac powers to them, qualities still in

vogue last century.   Brillat Sauarin referred to them as "the jewel of cookery'" saying they aroused    "erotic and gastronomic

memories among the skirted sex, and memories gastronomic and erotic among the bearded sex " 

Alexandra Dumas described them as "the gastronomes holy of holies".

 

 

Regarding their cost JL Vauloyer is said to have observed - "There are two types of people who eat truffles: those that think

truffles are good because they are dear and those who know they are dear because they are good

 

When you feel like eating a boiled egg, if you have some truffles in the house, then put them in a basket with

the eggs and the  next day you will have the best boiled eggs you have ever tasted in you gastronomic life