Welcome to Splendid Valley Truffles. Our family farm is located in the pristine region of Denmark, Western Australia where we proudly produce the revered French Black or Périgord Truffle (Tuber Melanosporum).
We planted the first of our 2,500 oak tree truffière in 2010. We were thrilled to be the first Denmark producers to grow truffles. The conditions in Denmark are well suited to truffle growing with crisp clean air, pure water and ideal soils. These conditions combine to produce a world class product, which has been hunted for by Gavin and Mel Booth from Australian Truffle Traders in Manjimup and then exported to restaurants across the globe including New York, London and China.
Being a proud part of the Denmark community, we presented one of our first truffles (175g) to renowned Chef, Silas Marsh at Pepper and Salt restaurant in Denmark in 2015. Silas used the truffle in a degustation menu to celebrate this milestone for the region.
The black truffle has for centuries been referred to as black diamonds by chefs and lovers of fine food. Truffles are rich in pheromones, which are said to arouse sexual desire and love. Truffles remain as a renowned source of cultural inspiration. For example, there is the France-based Confrérie de la Truffe Noire, Brotherhood of the Truffle and the Richerenches Mass, a service which honours Saint Anthony, the patron saint of truffle farmers.
For some the truffle represents the “essence of love” and for others it reflects the “celebration of success”. For us, our truffles reflect the many years of nurturing and caring for the trees and the Melanosporum fungus, which lives in a symbiotic relationship with the oaks.
We are pleased to share with you our truffles and the exciting experience of a truffle hunt with our two Lagotto Romagnolo truffle hunting dogs, Millie and Peri. We expect our first ripe truffles for the season will be harvested in the last week of May
As the truffle season is short and demand is strong, we look forward to receiving confirmation of your required quality and quantity of premium truffle.
The following photos show a few of our truffles ripening (currently a beautiful burgundy red colour which will turn to a deep black on ripening).
Alan Bradshaw and Karen Bradshaw,
Directors of Splendid Valley Truffles