We are truffle obsessed
At George’s Truffles we have an innate passion and love for all things truffle; eating truffles, smelling truffles, talking endlessly about truffles and thinking about truffle growing. It is this (sometimes obsessive!) love that drives our commitment to introduce more New Zealanders to this true delicacy via some excellent restaurant, hospitality providers and now to the home kitchen.Dig Deeper
Our truffle farm, or truffière, has a mix of 2,200 inoculated Oak and Hazel trees that were planted between 2009 and 2010. We have been successfully producing and finding truffles since 2016. That may not sound like a long time, but we’ve sure hit the ground running!
What is a truffle?
There are many, many varieties of truffle that grow around the world - both naturally in the wild, and cultivated in truffières such as ours. One of the most commercially sought after and popular varieties is the Black Périgord - the truffle that we grow - which originates in France.
Truffles grow underground on the roots of certain trees in a symbiotic relationship. They have a very powerful, almost pungent aroma which makes them a delightfully unique delicacy. This aroma is by clever design so that in the wild, animals (including pigs) will find them, dig them up, eat them, and excrete their spores back into the ground - thus completing their beautiful circle of life!