As Australia's leading Truffle brand, we work with Australia's best truffle growers to ensure that our truffle range contains not only real truffle, but the best Australian black truffle that is available. We are so proud of our truffle range. Whether it's our Australian Truffle Oil, Australian Truffle Mustard, Australian Truffle Salt, and Australian Caramelised Balsamic. Not to mention our best selling Truffle Hot Sauce and new Truffle Aioli.
Truffle is highly prized for its unique earthy and pungent aroma, having surged in popularity as a gourmet ingredient in the finest restaurants worldwide, as well as home cooks in recent years, and we're here to help you create world-class dishes from the comfort of home and enjoy all the complexities of flavour and aroma that truffle has to offer.
While Australia may be fairly new to the truffle growing industry, truffles are grown in various regions across the country, with each different region resulting in unique characteristics and flavour profile of the truffles grown there. So let's take a look at the Australian Truffle, and why choosing Australian truffle products, and Australian made and owned food means you're getting a superior product every time.
What are Truffles?Truffles are a type of subterranean mushroom that grows on the roots of trees, mainly oak and hazelnut. They offer an absolutely unique flavour and aroma for which they are a highly valued culinary ingredient. Truffles have been used in cooking for centuries, dating back to ancient Roman times, and were once considered a delicacy reserved for the wealthy and aristocratic classes. In recent times however, as people have experimented with flavours and ingredients, and the availability of ingredients has become highly accessible across the world, truffles are now a regular on most restaurant menus and homes right across Australia.
The History of Truffles in AustraliaTruffles have been grown in Australia since the 1990s, but it wasn't until the early 2000s that the Australian truffle industry started to gain momentum. The first truffle orchard was established in Western Australia, and since then, the industry has grown rapidly. Today, Australia is one of the leading truffle producers in the world, with exports to Europe and Asia. In fact, Australian truffles are considered some of the most impressive due to their unique characteristics.
Discovering the Best Australian Truffle Growing Regions
Truffles are grown in various regions in Australia, each with its unique soil and climate conditions. Here are the best truffle growing regions in Australia.
Western Australia is home to some of the most exceptional truffles in the world. The Manjimup and Pemberton regions produce some of the best black truffles globally, with a rich and robust flavour. The Western Australian truffles are characterized by their intense aroma and earthy taste, making them a popular ingredient in high-end restaurants worldwide.
TasmaniaTasmania is another popular truffle growing region in Australia. The state's cool climate and rich soil produce some of the best truffles in the world, with a unique flavour profile that sets them apart from other truffle varieties. Tasmanian truffles are characterized by their nutty, buttery flavour, which makes them an excellent addition to sauces, stews, and soups.
Canberra is the capital of Australia and home to some of the best truffle orchards in the country. The Canberra truffles again have a unique flavour, with hints of chocolate and hazelnut. These truffles are known for their strong aroma, which intensifies when they are cooked, making them a popular ingredient in many recipes.
New South WalesNew South Wales is another region that produces high-quality truffles. The Braidwood region, located in the southern tablelands of New South Wales, is known for its black winter truffles. These truffles have a distinct aroma and a subtle, earthy flavour that pairs well with pasta, meat, and cheese.
VictoriaVictoria is home to some of the most exceptional truffles in Australia. The region's climate and soil conditions are ideal for truffle cultivation, producing truffles with a unique flavour and aroma profile. Victorian truffles are known for their earthy, musky flavour, which pairs well with poultry, game, and vegetable dishes.
Using Australian Truffles in Your Cooking
We do our best here at Random Harvest to make enjoying gourmet flavours as easy as possible, because everyone deserves beautiful food, and our truffle range is no exception.
One of the easiest ways to enjoy the complexities of truffle in your own cooking is by using truffle oil.
- Using Truffle oil: Did you know that our truffle oil is sold around the world, including the world-famous department store Harrods of London? For good reason too. It features real Australian truffle, and is 100% natural with real Australian truffle and it's also Australian made and owned.
Truffle oil is such an easy ingredient to use. To make the most of the flavours, it is recommended you use it right at the end of cooking, just before serving. Simply drizzle over pasta, pizza, or roasted vegetables for an extra burst of flavour.
- Using Truffle salt: Truffle salt is a simple way to add the flavour of truffles to any dish. Sprinkle it on top of roasted vegetables or grilled meat for a delicious and aromatic seasoning.
- Truffle Hot Sauce: Our truffle hot sauce is a leader in its class for flavour. Featuring 100% Australian truffle, and the perfect chilli punch with a well balanced truffle flavour, this has quickly become a Random harvest best-seller. Use our Australian Truffle Hot Sauce on burgers, mixed with mayo as a dipping sauce, or on steak, the choice is yours.
- Truffle Aioli: This traditional Aioli is enhanced to new heights of yum with the addition of real Australian truffle. This is an easy addition to your meal time and is so versatile. Use as a dipping sauce for seafood or veggie sticks, on burgers, wraps, or even for hot chips. The flavour is sensational and one jar definitely won't be enough.
Australian Grown Truffles & Australian Made Truffle Products
There's good reason that Australian truffles are a prized culinary ingredient across the world. With our very own unique flavours and aromas, our truffle growers continue to create a world-class product that is the perfect addition to our Australian made truffle range.
We've worked with Australia's best truffle growers so that whether you're a seasoned chef or a home cook, incorporating Australian truffles into your cooking is easy and delicious and makes your own meal time amazing, or helps you impress your guests.
So, next time you're looking for a new ingredient to add to your recipes, consider our Australian truffle range and experience their unique flavour and aroma for yourself.