From June 1, this year’s festival includes dedicated truffle events growers, chefs, accommodation providers, wineries and cooking schools, and a range of high quality gourmet experiences.

Special events

Blessing of the Truffle Dogs, Tarago Truffles, June 17

Meet the truffle dogs, join in the blessing and see the dogs in action before enjoying a country-style lunch with truffle front and centre. Find out more and book here.

Truffle Degustation, Chifley’s Bar & GrillJune 22

Celebrate the start of the truffle season in the Canberra region with an incredible five-course degustation dinner and specially paired wines. Find out more and book here.

Westfield Woden Truffle Market Day, June 30

Professional chefs will showcase their truffle skills with live cooking demonstrations. Featuring local market stalls, tasty truffle samples, face painting, balloon bending and other kids activities.

Truffle Degustation, Chifley’s Bar & GrillJune 22

Celebrate the start of the truffle season in the Canberra region with an incredible five-course degustation dinner and specially paired wines. Find out more and book here.

Poachers Pantry 5 Course Truffle and Wine Dinner, June 30

Come and feast on a mid-winter’s night and celebrate the season that sets our region apart with flavours and friends. Find out more and book here.

Christmas in July at Mona Farm, July 21

Celebrate Christmas in July at the breath-taking Mona Farm historical estate. Play in the falling snow, ride a mini steam-powered train or horse and carriage, sample delicious truffle goodies and more.

Westfield Belconnen Truffle Market Day, July 28

Professional chefs will showcase their truffle skills with live cooking demonstrations. Featuring local market stalls, tasty truffle samples, face painting, balloon bending and other kids activities.

[email protected] 5 Course Truffle Dinner, August 4

Blue Frog Truffle Farm and Contentious Character will once again work together to deliver an amazing five-course truffle dinner and evening of entertainment. Start with a special tasting by the winemaker, hear about experiences of farming and cooking with truffles, plus a few contentious surprises.

A boy holding a truffle on a truffle hunt in Canberra
Join a truffle hunt during the Canberra region festival

Hunt

Blue Frog Truffles

Every Sunday from mid-June to mid-August, Blue Frog Truffles offer truffle hunts to the public, including industry information, tastings and the opportunity to buy fresh truffle and truffle products.

L’Air Du Wombat Truffles

There is nothing quite like the serenity of a crisp winter morning following the experienced truffle dogs on their quest to find their black gold. Experience this unique truffle hunt before enjoying a light truffle snack and refreshments.

Macenmist Black Truffles and Wines

Discover your ultimate truffle experience nestled in the riparian corridor of the Cappanana River. Macenmist offers a range of tours, each with a special touch to ensure a unique experience.

Tarago Truffles

Join your hosts and their truffle dogs, Dusty and Joker, on a hands-on winter truffle hunt. Your experience includes truffle tastings and an education session in The Truffle Shed, with fresh truffle available to purchase.

Turalla Truffles

Turalla Truffles offers a variety of mouth-watering truffle hunt experiences set in the charming southern end of the Lake George Basin. Join Damian, his family and their Jack Russells on the hunt for the elusive black truffle.

A dish featuring Canberra truffles
Take part in a hands-on masterclass on how to cook with truffles  during the festival

Cook

Foodish - Cooking with Truffles - Masterclass and truffle lunch, Sundays from 24 June to 5 August

A hands-on masterclass on how to cook with truffles to showcase their exquisite flavour. Using fresh produce from Blue Frog Truffles, you’ll learn how to incorporate truffle into three courses and enjoy the spoils with paired wines.

Macenmist Truffle Inspiration

Immerse yourself in the ultimate paddock-to-plate truffle experience during this all-day event. Harvest truffle in the morning with truffle dogs Fahren and Tawdiffu, learn how to cook with truffle using simple cooking techniques then indulge in an eight-course truffle degustation feast.

Turalla Truffle Hunt and Cooking Masterclass, June 30 and July 22

Celebrated chef Andrew Haskins takes you through the hands-on process of preparing and cooking your freshly-harvested truffles. Learn how to make the most of this delicacy by infusing, marinating, nurturing and marrying the fungus with certain proteins to bring it to life. Turalla also offers Truffle Hunt and Brunch/Lunch cooking experiences. 

The Truffle Festival - Canberra Region runs from June - August 2018. To discover the full program for yourself, check out their website.