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52-60 New South Head Rd, Darling Point NSW 2027
Parking at rear of shop

Truffle products

Gourmet Life sources truffles from across the globe, partnering with the finest producers in Italy, France & Australia to ensure you receive the highest quality.

As truffle specialists, if we aren't happy with the aroma or flavour of a truffle, we won't sell it to you!

Being a highly seasonal item, truffles are subject to variance in price and availability.

If you would like to order a fresh truffle, please Click Here to submit a request, and we will select the best one for you & be in touch very soon.

Wholesale direct to the public

Approximate seasonality of truffles:

  • White Alba Italian Truffles - Mid October through late December (recommended 7-10 grams per serving)
  • Black Perigord French Truffles - Late November through mid March (recommended 15-20 grams per serving)
  • Black Winter Australian Truffles - Early June through late August (recommended 15-20 grams per serving)

Please call the store for all your Truffle needs and enquiries

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Truffles are fungi that are found underground in places that have a temperate climate and a very particular rainfall. The fungus that makes truffles can only survive in certain soil conditions such as those created in stands of oak, willow and linden trees. Truffles are hunted by either trained dogs or pigs who can easily find them due to their innate sense of smell. They usually grow about 15cm under the ground but on rare occasions can be found closer to the surface or deeper. When the truffle matures it develops white veins throughout the interior and the truffle itself becomes black. Because of the extraordinary way the truffles are hunted and the scarcity, they have been regarded as a luxury on gourmet dishes in Europe for centuries.

Today truffles are used in small amounts, usually shaved into or onto dishes or added to slow cooked recipes in order to release their tantalising aroma. Truffles are used by the best chefs around the world and they have been putting a modern spin on old classic dishes such as grilled scallops with fresh black truffle and brown butter vinaigrette or crayfish with tomato and black truffle.