It’s one of the most anticipated seasons of the year. No, not winter (though that is pretty special in Margaret River); it’s truffle season. Not excited yet? You will be as soon as you read about the following ways to get your fix of one of the world’s most expensive and highly sought after ingredients.
Whether you are a truffle novice or a long-time lover of the earthy delicacy, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate this ruler of the fungi kingdom. The region’s top chefs have been hard at work creating some mouth-watering dishes; inspiration is plentiful when the first truffles of the year arrived in their hands.
Located just 130kms from Margaret River, Manjimup is one of the only places on the planet to experience the excitement of a truffle hunt in person. There are divine truffle infused products to take back with you: the unmistakable aroma is guaranteed to take home cooked dinners to the next level. June even sees an entire festival dedicated to this umami flavoured fungi. But if you can’t make it along, plenty of the region’s chefs seize the opportunity to incorporate the truffle’s rich flavours into their winter menus for the enjoyment of all.
So, what’s the best way to start exploring the wonderful world of truffle? Get down to where they grow and sample some for yourself. The hunt is on.