Truffles of the EAT Truffle Cooperative (EAT Truffle) are grown in the Eastern Tablelands of Australia, specifically from the rich soils of Central ranges to those in the southern highlands. This up and coming truffle growing region enjoys a climate that closely matches the truffle production areas of Europe.
Our growers apply land management practices similar to those adopted in Europe, where the original home of the black truffle is found. This produces a product on par with the best of Europe’s high achievers.
When it comes to black truffles, fresh is best! The fresh black truffle (known as a Perigord truffle – after the famous Perigord truffle growing region in France – or also known as Tuber melanosporum) sold by EAT Truffle are free from pest damage and major defects.
Our ideal climate conditions, when combined with our quality assurance and operational standards, result in:
Truffles are no longer reserved only for the wealthy. They are a worthwhile culinary investment and a pleasurable experience.
We want our customers to have the best possible experience, and of course, we want our Eastern Australian Tablelands Truffles to be known. Appropriately, this abbreviated nicely to an EAT Truffle acronym. What we also discovered was the capacity to create a genuinely international standard truffle.
In an effort to more effectively bring this desired product to market, we have united our family of truffieres (or truffle farms) to form a co-operative operating under the marketing name of EAT Truffle. Sharing resources and a common and rigorous set of standards, we can now bring this delicacy to market in a more cost effective and timely manner – making it easier for you to indulge in a truffle experience.
Our fresh black truffles are available to ORDER ONLINE, over the phone or in person. As with any product, price is dependent upon the grade selected and volume to be supplied. To enquire about our three grades of truffles and prices, please call us on 0497 783 053.
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Eastern Australian Tablelands Truffles, like truffles the world over, have a post-harvesting shelf life of 14 to 21 days. They must be stored and transported in a particular and timely manner. Navigating these challenges successfully are critical factors for those who wish to benefit from the potential they offer.
Our practice therefore, is to have no more than 72 hours pass from harvesting to delivery, thus ensuring the optimal opportunity for you to indulge those taste buds.
The NSW/ACT Truffle Marketing Co-operative Ltd, who manages and markets locally grown black truffles under the name of Eastern Australian Tablelands Truffles (“EAT Truffle”), was created by a group of small holders growers who wanted to bring the best quality truffles possible to the Australian market. This means when you’re buying EAT Truffle produce, you’re dealing with the growers direct – ensuring a faster delivery of the best freshly harvested black truffles from the region.
Whilst the EAT Truffle name may be new, our experienced and dedicated truffle growers are not. You may have already met and bought fresh black truffles from some of our members who make up the EAT Truffle team. Collectively, they represent close to 100 years of truffle production and harvesting. These include: (VIEW MEMBERS)
In the specific tableland regions of Eastern Australia, we enjoy a Mediterranean climate that closely matches the production areas of Europe. We also apply land management practices similar to those adopted in Europe, where the original home of the black truffle is found.
What gives our truffles an edge in Australia, is that we enjoy a climate which creates the perfect growing conditions. This means our hot summers are followed by cold winters, with an average winter low temperature of 5°C, and plenty of frosts.
There are two key factors that set us apart from other growers across the nation and the world:
Our goals are to:
Other truffieres are also welcome to join us if they are willing to agree to our stringent quality assurance and operational standards. For further information on what is involved, contact us.