Truffle Hunt & Luncheon Tour – Wednesday 25th August ((Event cancelled due to COVID -19)

From: $148.50

Foodies and truffle enthusiasts gather round this is a hands-on Truffle hunting experience you don’t want to miss!

The Macenmist Truffle Farm is located just outside the village of Bredbo. Here you will enjoy the archaeological event and watch Fahren and Tawdiffu display their amazing olfactory skills discovering truffles.

After the truffle hunt, it’s time to temp the taste buds. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a leisurely two-course truffle inspired luncheon complimented with a preservative-free wine in the rural surroundings of Macenmist.

Bookings and payment required by 18th August: We require a minimum number of 20 people per tour to proceed.

 

 

 

Description

Tour Highlights

Come and join the team at Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines for your ultimate truffle and wine experience.

Macenmist is nestled along the riparian corridor of the Cappanana Creek. It is a farming oasis north of Cooma in a rural setting 8km outside the village of Bredbo.  On route to Macenmist you pass by the historic shearers quarters and the ”Old Bredbo Station” shearing shed which is one of the largest in the region. It also featured in the Warner Bros movie “The Sundowners”.

It’s now only a short distance until you sight the truffle plantation of Oak and Hazel trees and our vineyard. Travel through the homestead grounds and disembark near the truffle barn.

It’s here that your odyssey begins.

One of the best ways to discover the fascination of the black Perigord truffle is to join us on a hunt followed by lunch.

Begin to understand some of the mystic surrounding truffles as you trail truffle dog paws and watch them display their olfactory skills. Once the dog discovers the heady truffle aroma emanating from the soil they indicate the position of the buried treasure. After assessing the aroma for ripeness we then proceed to unearthing the truffle.

After the hunt your taste buds are about to sample one of the world’s most sort after flavours. Your journey from “paddock to plate” commences. It’s now time to sit back, relax and enjoy a leisurely 2 course truffle luncheon in warm rural surrounds.

At the tour conclusion, Macenmist also encourages cellar door sales of its products together with locally produced goods from the region.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inclusions

  • Return coach transfers in a modern, air-conditioned, semi coach, captained by a fully accredited and licensed driver with a sound knowledge of the local surroundings.
  • Video introduction and information session
  • Truffle hunt and excavation with a truffle dog
  • Care, cleaning and grading demonstration of the truffles
  • Wine and truffle tastings
  • Truffle infused two-course luncheon
  • Question and answer information sessions throughout tour
  • Produce and gift shopping available

When & Where

Wednesday 25th August
Pickups  from Eden, Pambula, Merimbula & Bega
(Please note your pick up point when booking.) Times subject to change

Departure times
8:00am Eden Information Centre – Imlay Street (subject to numbers)
8:20am Pambula interchange – Merimbola Street
8:30am Merimbula Coach stop – Park Street
9:00am Bega Coach Stop – Church Street
11:45am Arrive Macenmist for Truffle Hunt and lunch
3:00pm Depart Bredbo

What to Bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Warm Jumper or Jacket (It can get a bit chilly)
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Camera – you’ll be taking plenty of scenic photos
  • Water bottle

More about Macenmist Black Truffles

About Black Truffles

At Macenmist there are 3 varieties of trees: Hazelnut, English Robor and French Ilex Oak.  The first trees planted in October 2008 with a second planting in October 2012.  All the trees have been inoculated with tuber melanosporum which is the botanical name for Perigord Back Truffle.

Harvesting the Truffles

The black truffle harvest is from June to August.  The dogs work the wind current, more commonly referred to as air-scenting. The dog’s pinpoint the exact location of the scent using a method of triangulation.  Once the truffle is found they scratch at the earth to indicate the position of the find.

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