The 2019 Australian Truffle Season has ended.
Truffles are harvested in winter once they have matured and are emitting the sweet perfume they are known and loved for. In Australia, the truffles are found from just below the soil surface to a depth of 20 cm by specially trained dogs that use their sensitive noses to search for the truffles.
Varying in size, from just two centimetres in diameter to as large as a grapefruit, the truffles outward appearance belies its sensual appeal and extraordinary culinary value. The Black Truffle has a shelf life of approximately three weeks after harvesting whilst it retains its distinctive taste and aroma.