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To market to market to buy…truffle gin?

Beatrice Smith

Yes, that’s right. Truffles aren’t just reserved for pastas, eggs and cheese anymore.

This winter, Canberra region truffles have been taken to the next level in new, intriguing and downright fascinating ways.

While we’ve already covered where you can eat, drink, hunt and learn to cook truffles this season, we wanted to shine a light on the delicious array of locally made truffle products that you can pick up during the Canberra Region Truffle Festival.


Macenmist Black Truffles has collaborated with Catcher and Co. Distillery from Cooma to create The Mist, a limited edition Black Truffle Gin. Yes, that’s right. A truffle gin.

The Mist

To celebrate the collaboration, a launch will be held at Macenmist this Sunday 6 August from 2.30pm. The launch, which is open to the public, will include tastings and nibbles to celebrate and visitors will be able to purchase the gin. Any bottles remaining will be released for sale via the Catcher and Co. website. Find more information here.


Poachers Pantry has added Smoked Truffle Ham and Smoked Truffle Chicken to their gourmet smoked meats range. The meats are cured, and rolled with truffles, and then smoked with the truffle adding a beautiful earthiness. You can find Poachers Pantry products at their Farm Shop in Hall. Check their opening hours here.

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If you’re craving something a bit sweeter, Foodish at the Belconnen Markets have created, wait for it, a Black Truffle ice-cream. Made with fresh truffles from the Canberra region, this ice-cream both surprises and delights and comes in a tub with enough to feed eight – perfect for a truffle-y surprise at the end of a dinner party!


Then, of course, you have the classic range of truffle infused products, which are a pantry must-have for any self-respecting Canberra chef.

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Truffle festival sponsor, Great Southern Truffles’ have a range for sale at Mart Deli at the Fyshwick Markets which includes truffle oils, salts, black truffle salsa, honey and aioli. Find out more here.


You can find all the information you need about the Canberra truffle season here.

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Beatrice Smith

Bea loves that her job as HerCanberra’s Online Editor involves eating, drinking and interviewing people - sometimes simultaneously. The master of HerCanberra’s publishing schedule, she’s usually found hunched over a huge calendar muttering to herself about content balance. Otherwise, you’ll find her at the movies or ordering a cheese board. More about the Author