Established in 2010. Main Ridge Truffles is a local family-owned business growing the finest quality black Victorian winter (Périgord) and white (Borchii/Bianchetto) truffles. An organic crop grown in the rich clay soils of the Mornington Peninsula’s Hinterland, surrounded by vineyards, orchards and majestic rolling hills. Main Ridge Truffles produces world class truffles with incredible aroma and flavour.
Under the cover of Oak, Pine & Hazelnut trees these black & white tubers are discovered on our farm each winter. With the help of our trusty truffle hunter 'Pino' the lagotto (Italian truffle dog), we unearth these mysterious treasures annually from June to August. Now available direct to the public, it's time to discover the magic of truffles...
Nature's black diamonds
The mystery of the hunt lies in what we will find below the surface. The difficulty of harvest has earned black truffles the nickname of nature's black diamonds. This can only be done with the help of truffle dogs that have been specially trained to locate truffle. They are then carefully excavated from the ground, washed and ready for you to enjoy their incredible aroma and flavour.
The truffle season is now in full swing! Main Ridge Truffles are harvesting weekly beautiful fresh black Périgord truffles (Tuber Melanosporum). With our local and Melbourne metro restaurants currently closed to diners due to Covid 19 restrictions,
it's over to you home chefs to cook up a storm.
PINO ON THE HUNT
UNEARTHED WITH LOVE
READY FOR YOU TO ENJOY!
It's time to enjoy Main Ridge Truffles
Usually supplying the Mornington Peninsula and Melbourne’s finest restaurants, the Covid lockdown has greatly affected our supply chain, but comes as a bonus to the public who are now able to access these black beauties. It’s time to enjoy our delicious Main Ridge Truffles and transform your winter culinary repertoire.
Simply grate (all you need is a microplane) onto your favourite cheese and enjoy with a glass of wine! Infuse some eggs and make truffle flavoured poached, scrambled or even an omelette (Neil Perry has a wonderful recipe). Try your hand at a decadent truffle cheese toastie. Add to your mash, top a pizza or use in a risotto or pasta dish. Truffle also adds that extra dimension when grated or shaved onto a piece of sliced meat or cooked shavings under the skin of a chicken or spatchcock. You can even dress desserts, turning a simple meal into a totally different experience.
Why not add some truffle to your vodka for a new flavour inspired drink. The internet is overflowing with this wonder ingredient and the taste sensation is not to be missed during the cooler winter months.
Fresh Victorian Black Winter Truffles