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Thursday 29 December 2022

Truffle Kerfuffle back on the menu

Calling all lovers of pungent fungi.

The Truffle Kerfuffle festival has been confirmed for June 23-25, 2023, in the heart of Australian truffle country at Manjimup, Western Australia.

The event was cancelled in 2022 due to uncertainty surrounding public safety during the pandemic.

Manjimup, in WA's Southern Forests, is the most prolific truffle growing region in the southern hemisphere, producing about 85%t of all black truffles grown in Australia and fetching prices of up to $3,000 per kilogram.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism Roger Cook welcomed the return of Truffle Kerfuffle and said it was a key event in the gourmet food calendar.

“This event not only highlights the world-class nature of Manjimup’s own truffles, but also brings thousands of visitors to the region and provides a fantastic base to explore Australia’s South West,” he said."

Truffle Kerfuffle is a celebration of Manjimup’s “black gold”, sought-after by chefs around the globe for their consistent high quality and heady, earthy aromas.

Events on the menu include candle-lit long-table feasts, fireside cooking classes with top chefs, truffle dog demonstrations and truffle hunts, a market selling local produce, wine sessions and spirit tastings and free cooking demonstrations.

Project manager Sophie Zalokar said: “The Southern Forests region’s soils and climate and its successful and hard-working truffle growers produce first-class truffles.

“I’m excited about my new role which includes providing creative direction, curating the talent selection and working collaboratively with chefs, growers and the community.”

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Image: Sarah Hewer

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