The 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.
“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”
Help find that elusive Truffle.. then eat them!
For those booking the Hunt then Cook Adventure you’ll then see how to prepare and cook some of our favourite Truffle dishes after which we’ll sit down and eat the lunch we’ve just cooked with a glass of wine and share some stories about all things Truffles.
Our Famous Turalla Truffle Lunches..
Turalla Truffle lunches and brunches have become a thing of legend. Having eaten multiple truffle meals cooked by so called truffle expert chefs, we have found a lot of truffle dishes fail. Why? Because usually people are using too little truffle and trying to do too much with the truffle. When cooking with truffle the secret is to ‘let the truffle shine!’ This means, dont use ingredients that are going to fight with the truffle flavour. Following our hunts, at our lunches, our aim is to blow your truffle minds! We feel you’ve paid good money for that truffle fix, so we don’t plan on sending you home disappointed. So get ready…. you will eat a lot of truffle prepared with simple to learn techiques perfected from years of truffle preparation experience here in Australia and abroad.
Below are a few of the dishes we serve at our lunches.
Turalla Truffle Shot
A light chicken broth served with either a truffle dumpling or home grown forest mushrooms topped with a shave of fresh truffle.
Turalla Truffle Nest
A lightly sheared Hokkaido scallop on an small Potato and leek Rostti drizzles with melted truffle butter, heated with fresh cream and a splash of Madera with a shave (or two!) of truffle on top.
Turalla Truffle Pappardelle
Truffle butter (and truffle infused cream) tossed through fresh Pappardelle with grated truffle infused Pecorino. A 63 degree SV egg and shaved truffle on top.
Turalla Truffle Indulgence
Truffle Ice-cream on top of truffle infused Panacotta topped with truffle infused honey roasted Hazelnuts and a slice of truffle.
Go a little deeper
Do a Truffle Cooking Masterclass..
This is a rare opportunity to learn all things truffle from a Chef Andrew Haskins who’s has a huge amount of experience with our local truffles.
Your day starts at 10am with a truffle hunt where you’ll learn how to harvest these amazing fungi. Then you’ll warm up in the Turalla Truffle shed while Chef Andrew Haskins takes you through the hands on process of preparing and cooking with the truffles we find. Andrew have been involved with the local truffle industry since its inception 10 years ago, running the first local truffle cooking school 3seeds in Fyshwick. He has learnt a lot about truffles through trial and error. He believes in removing the mystique and fear surrounding truffles. He thinks cooking with truffles should be a fun experience, where you work towards making the most of your truffle by infusing, marinating. nurturing and marrying the fungus with certain proteins to bring it to life.
Andrew makes the cooking truffle experience accessible to everyone with this hands on Truffle Masterclass. Class numbers will be kept to a minimum to make the experiment intimate and yes you get to eat everything you make!
On farm Truffle Cottage Accomodation
Fresh truffle will be supplied for guests each night to try your hand in the fully operational kitchen or take home for later use.
What People are Saying about us.
“Well worth getting down and dirty..”
“Wow what a great time”
Watching the truffle dogs work is fantastic ”
“The ultimate truffle experience”
10:00am – 11:30am Truffle Hunt
12:00pm – 2:30pm Truffle Lunch
9:30am – 12.00am Truffle Hunt Brunch
Drop Us a Line
Don’t be shy. Let us know if you have any questions!