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Calling all Truffle Lovers

Published 9 June 2022

Georgie from Georgie's Harvest says butter is best when it comes to truffles

A guide to sniffing out the best truffles in the Market

It's truffle season at the Market and we're celebrating everything about this magnificent subterranean fungi that we love, which adds a umami flavour to our food. In our aisles you'll find high quality truffles plus cheeses, salts, oils, honey, tapanades, salsa, pasta and more! 

Australia is the fourth largest truffle producer in the world, producing two varieties – French black and Perigord. We've put together a list of where to hunt down some of these highly prized delicacies to satisfy your taste for finer things this winter.

From 22 - 31 July we'll also be hosting a special event that will take you on a culinary journey through South Melbourne Market to learn, taste and celebrate the Australian truffle. A Truffle Affair ticketholders will go on a self-guided degustation tour of the Market, stopping along the way to sample Australian truffle dishes from some of our wonderful restaurants and traders. For more information and to book tickets, click here

Georgie’s Harvest Coventry Street

Georgie is our resident Australian truffle supplier with black truffles from Friend and Burrell of the highest quality, professionally graded truffles of culinary merit currently selling for $3 per gram. She advises that truffles work best if they are infused with butter.

Butter tells your mouth that something good is about to happen. And then the butter activates the flavour of the truffle.

When asked for a butter recommendation Georgie says Lard Ass (yes that's really the name of a butter) or Gippsland Jersey Butter work well to activate and release the optimal truffle taste and enhance your cooking. 

In her stall you'll also find truffle white and black oil from Truffle Hunter, Stonebarn and Sabatino, truffle carpaccio from Abatino Artufi, salsa and zest from Sabatino. 

Victorian black truffles from Friend and Burrell

Deli Aisle

Emerald Deli make their own truffle brie, pecorino, manchengo and stock local and European truffle cheese as well such as Ford Farm Truffler cheddar and Tamar Valleys' truffled brie.

Owner, Maria Totos recommends trying something different by pairing a blue cheese with an oil or tapenade.

Maria stocks a large selection of Truffle Hill's range which includes Truffle Hill oil plus truffle chilli oil, truffle mustard, mushroom and truffle tapenade and truffle honey.

Truffle Cheese

K-Sein Fromagerie have a truffle butter, truffle perie (raclette), a cremeur truffle (Triple cream truffle) and owner Victor Persinette-Gautrez will be making a special housemade 'brie founné à la truffle'.

Steve's Deli boast Italian truffle oil, Tasmanian truffle cheddar, Southern Sky truffle brie and a truffle manchego.

Theo's Deli range of Truffle Cheese are great with a fresh baguette

The Fresh Pasta Shop have a sensational goats cheese and truffle ravioli which would be perfectly paired with a truffle oil or tapanade. 

Theo's Deli have a wide range of deli goods available including 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 and Sabatino black truffle oil.

Vangeli's Deli's selection of truffle products include a salami, D'Affonois  brie, Sommerdale truffle cheddar, whole truffles, white and black truffle oil, honey, aioli, salsa and salts.

The Pasta Shop make Goats Cheese and Truffle Ravioli

Food Hall

Gewürzhaus make white and black truffle salts from Italian white alba truffles available loose at $12.20 for 20 grams or $38.50 for a 60gram jar. Try their recipe for Seared Scallops with Black Truffle Salt, Cauliflower Purée & Kale Crisps

Pickadeli has a stunning display of all things truffle - parmesan, pecorino, cheddar, manchego, Tartufo truffle honey, truffle mayonnaise, truffle salsa, Black Beauty and Murray River salt premium truffle salt.

Pieno di Grazio make a tasty truffle and mushroom arancini and serve it hot or cold. You can even buy their home made napoli to make it a meal.

Proper & Son's Truffle Toastie

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