It's truffle season at the Market and we're celebrating everything about this magnificent subterranean fungi that we love, which adds a unique flavour to our food.
As part of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival Winter Edition, we invite you to join us at A Truffle Affair as you take a culinary journey through South Melbourne Market and learn, taste and celebrate the Australian truffle.
Explore the sights, sounds and smells of South Melbourne Market as you take a self-guided tour, stopping along the way to sample Australian truffle dishes from our wonderful restaurants and traders. You will begin your journey at Georgie’s Harvest, our resident Australian Truffle supplier. Georgie will talk you through the magic of the Australian Truffle and provide you with everything you need to start you on your trail.
Ticket prices are $115 and designed for two people, with dishes to share at each venue. Guests will receive a Truffle Stamp Card, Truffle Map, Market bag and can visit venues in their own time, in any order:
- Claypots Evening Star: Scallops with butter and shaved Australian truffle
- Bambu - Truffled shittake and enoki mushroom dumplings
- Simply Spanish – Australian truffle and manchego cheese croquette
- Little Hof – Raclette with shaved Australian truffle
- Proper & Son – Australian truffle and mushroom toastie
- Marko – Classic chips with shaved Australian truffle
- Cannoleria – Australian truffle and dark chocolate cannoli
- Fritz Gelato – Australian truffle infused gelato
Tickets can be purchased via Melbourne Food & Wine Festival. For more information, click here.
Many of our restaurants and food stalls also sell delicious truffle products. We've put together a list of where to hunt down some of these highly prized delicacies to satisfy your taste for finer things.
Georgie’s Harvest has a selection of Australian whole truffles at $2.50 per gram, plus the Sabatino Tartufi range of white and black oil, black truffle sauce, truffle zest seasoning powder and Stonebarn Truffle Oil.
Emerald Deli stock Truffle Hill Oil, Ponzu, Mushroom and Truffle tapenade and honey.
Steve's Deli boast Italian Truffle Oil, Tasmanian Truffle Cheddar, Southern Sky Truffle Brie and a Truffle Manchego.
The Fresh Pasta Shop - have a sensational Goats Cheese and Truffle Ravioli.
Theo's Deli - Tamar Valley Truffle Cheddar, French Brie with marscapone and truffle filling, Truffle Gouda, Truffle Manchego, Great Southern Black Truffle Honey, Platin Truffle salt, Whole Black Summer Truffles, Sabatino Black Truffle Oil
Vangeli's Deli's selection of Truffle products include a Salami, d'Affonois Brie, Sommerdale Truffle Cheddar, Whole Truffles, Sauce, White and Black Truffle Oil, Honey, Aioli, Salsa and Salt.
Fritz Gelato - Organic, Italian-style ice cream with a truffle flavour? We'd like to taste that!
Gewürzhaus make white and black truffle salts from Italian white alba truffles and sea salt, ideal with sauces, roast chicken, steak, potatoes and winter vegetables. They also stock Hey Tiger Chocolate Truffle Luxe. Try their recipe for Parmesan and Truffle popcorn.
Pickadeli has a stunning display of all things truffle on the top of their counter - Pecorino, Cheddar, Manchego, Tartufo Truffle Honey, Truffle Mayonnaise, Truffle Salsa, Black Beauty and Murray River Salt Premium Truffle Salt.