EAT Truffles 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 Truffles are free from pest damage and major defects.
Our ideal climate conditions, when combined with our quality assurance and operational standards, result in:
- Superior flavour and aroma,
- A stringently classified product,
- Fast delivery, and
- A fair price
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 Truffles 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 Truffles. 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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Fast and Specialised Delivered
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.
Who we are
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 Truffles”), 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 Truffles 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 Truffles 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)
What makes us different?
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:
- Provenance – our climate, soil management and proximity to selected capital cities means we are able to harvest and deliver the freshest black truffles within a timely manner thus enhancing your dining experience sooner.
- Our growers live and breathe black truffles – meaning we are the experts in all things related to Eastern Australian Tablelands Truffles. If you can’t find the information you’re after on this web site, call us and one of our truffle experts will be happy to answer your queries.
What we strive to achieve
Our goals are to:
- Make known the availability, unique flavour and distinct advantages of our rich Black Truffles,
- Do this in a way that ensures consistent standards across all Co-operative members,
- Meet the needs and satisfy the desires of talented and creative chefs nationwide, and
- Provide opportunity for those members of the public, who through cultured palate or perhaps exposure to European food, have developed a desire to incorporate this gem of taste, fragrance and zest into their home culinary masterpieces.
Interested in becoming a truffle Co-operative member?
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, click here. [link to new members prospectus information]