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Cradle Country Farm Truffle Tours
Truffle Hunts, gourmet truffle Lunches, Learn to cook with truffle & year round farm tours - Truffles are in season June, July, August or contact us to ask about our all year round farm tours. *****Consistently rated 5 star by all guests including on TripAdvisor
"Unearthing your first truffle is an experience to remember. There is an anticipation, an excitement and a distinct scent in the crisp wintery air. It is like waking up to your very first Christmas. At the end of your hunt, you will hold, smell and taste the most prized ingredient of the culinary world – the black Perigord truffle!" Jennifer Hunter (Owner: Cradle Country Farm).
Standing proud in Tasmania’s pristine North West, Cradle Country Truffles is the only truffière to offer you a genuine hunt and harvest where you can join the owner and truffle farmer herself to experience the excitement of a truffle hunt. Walk under the canape of our mature stands of English Oak to discover the beauty of escaping to your very own truffle forest. Jennifer will introduce you to the most experienced handlers and her amazing truffle hunting dogs, Toby & Chicken, who will guide you to discover and locate the elusive, expensive and extraordinarily delicious black Perigord truffle.
Truffle Hunting Tours - advance booking is essential!! - BOOK online NOW or call us on 0456 621 089
Learn about the rare perigord truffle, the truffiere and the art of hunting by joining us on one of our truffle tours. The 2018 Truffle Hunting season runs from June to August - Secure your place now. Come and join us by the roaring fire in our brand new Truffledore.
Truffière & Farm tours are now available all year round with tastings and products available for purchase. - Simply call or email us with your enquiry and we will do all we can to please.
Consultation and information about the truffle industry - Contact Jennifer NOW to arrange a 'hands-on' information session - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PLANTING, GROWING, HARVESTING AND MARKETING TRUFFLE - Talk and walk through Cradle Country Farm's high yielding, mature Truffiere with the farmer. Understand the soils, irrigation, pruning, dog handling demonstration and everything there is to know about truffle - includes an innoculated tree to get you started - only $120 per hour - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Truffle Hunting Dates for the 2018 season:
Each Saturday - commencing 1st Saturday in June to the first Saturday in September.
WE ARE NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR THE TRUFFLE HUNT AND HARVEST TOURS FOR THE 2018 SEASON.
- If you can't make one of our designated Hunt & Harvest dates, why not join us for one of our year round tours - CONTACT us to enquire on 0456 621 089
Truffle Hunting Times
- The hunt begins at 11.00am and lasts for approximately 1 hour.
Price (Truffle Hunt only)
- Adult: $50 per person
- Child: $30 per person (5 – 12yo)
- Children Under 5 Free
- Concession 10% Discount
Truffle Dining (Available to Truffle Hunters only & not suitable for children)
After a resounding success in 2017, we are bringing back Cradle Country Farm's special 'Ploughman's Cheese and Truffle Toastie' Inspired by her very first appearance on Ben's Menu, Jennifer will delight your taste buds by offering you a generous slice of rustic, home baked Ciabatta covered with Ashgrove's finest cheddar, a light spread of truffle creme, all topped off with LASHINGS of your freshly harvested Cradle Country Truffle, drizzled with a little of the very best Tasmanian Truffle oil & grilled to perfection.
Or...........for a serious indulgence to explore the amazing aroma and taste of your special harvest - celebrate the success of your truffle hunt & harvest with a gastronomic truffle delight. Join us by the roaring fire in the Trufflefore for the longest of long table truffley lunches. A delicious truffle inspired lunch with your fellow truffle hunters carefully prepared by our famouse Truffledore chef.
*entrée: Cream of cauliflower and Truffle Soup with a rustic slice of crusty bread drizzled with truffle butter
*Main: House made truffle pasta tossed with burnt butter, garlic, thyme and pine nuts and lashings of truffle
*Something Sweet: Truffle ice cream topped with a truffle infused chocolate truffle, drizzled with raspberry coulis
*Something Cheesey: Our very own truffled brie with house made lavosh and crusty bread
The Truffle lunch will be held at approximately 12pm until approx 3pm - *Menu may be subject to change depending upon available local produce
Truffle and farm produce will be available for sale at the farm.
Important Hunting Information
- Please arrive on time - not early and not late!
- For biosecurity it is a requirement of entry to the truffiere that you comply with all requests regarding cleaning your footwear.
- As this is an outdoor tour, please dress according to the weather (hats, gloves, all weather coats, runners/comfortable walking shoes)
- The tour includes walking approximately 1km on gently sloping terrain.
- People with nut allergies please be aware that the tour may pass by Hazelnut trees.
- Advanced reservations are essential.