Truffle Kerfuffle 2016 set to celebrate the start of the truffle harvest

In the stunning Southern Forests of Western Australia

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Truffle Kerfuffle, savouring the a found truffle.

Truffle Kerfuffle, savouring the prize. [©Richard Jerfferson Photography]

Truffle Kerfuffle, Truffle Hunting Dog.
Truffle Kerfuffle, Truffle Dog finds a Truffle.

Truffle Kerfuffle returns to celebrate the start of the renowned black truffle season in the Southern Forests.

Held at historic Fonty’s Pool just outside Manjimup, Truffle Kerfuffle is a showcase for what is the third most expensive food in the world. Prized for its rarity as well as its beguiling aroma more than 70 per cent of premium black truffles produced in Australia come from the Southern Forests. As the largest producer of black truffle in the southern hemisphere the small town of Manjimup and the Southern Forests has secured its place on the international culinary map.

Tickets are now on sale with a programme of events that is set to prove irresistible for locals and visitors alike.

Truffle Kerfuffle President Jeremy Beissel said: “we are proud to say that Truffle Kerfuffle has grown from humble beginnings to become one of the most unique regional food events in WA. Showcasing the region that we live and work in, there’s few like it. Last year we had record numbers on site and this year we’re confident that we’ve got a winning event that will make locals proud. We listen to feedback each year and we’re confident that this will be a high for the Truffle Kerfuffle.”

On produce he said, “Manjimup and the Southern Forest have some of the worlds best and most productive truffle growers, alongside producers of great produce. We’re the envy of many and Truffle Kerfuffle is an opportunity to really showcase this to visitors, who last year came from as far as the UK and the US.”

Festival Director, Max Brearley said: “We’re excited by the programme of events that we’ll soon announce. Those things that people love about Truffle Kerfuffle, like the best produce, culinary talent and of course the black truffles will all feature but we’ll be building on past years with brand new experiences.”

On the importance of the local community Brearley said “we recognise that these events don’t happen without local volunteers, sponsors and talent, whether they’re headlining events, selling produce in the market, making sure that visitors have a safe and enjoyable visit to Fonty’s Pool or making a financial contribution to the running of the festival. As a not for profit organisation we’re very lucky in that respect.”

About Truffle Kerfuffle
Truffle Kerfuffle celebrates the start of the truffle season and the Southern Forests as a whole. From its initial beginnings in 2011, Truffle Kerfuffle has grown into a highlight of the Australian tourism calendar. It’s on the to-do list of many a traveller and gourmand.

This winter festival has a hands on and adventurous atmosphere, with truffle hunters in search of prized truffles, truffle dog demonstrations, local markets and masterclasses with locally and nationally celebrated chefs. The festival features Sunday as its family day with free admission for under 18s; an experience for foodies of all ages.

About the Southern Forests
Crisp air, fertile soils and 365 growing days a year, make the Southern Forests one of Australia’s food production gems. Truffle, wine, marron, beef, dairy, over 50 types of fruit, vegetables and nuts are all produced here. As the region emerges as a must see destination, visitors to the region have a raft of experiences on offer: from horse riding, riverboats, tree top walks, camping, caravanning and hiking, to culinary experiences such as truffle hunts, truffiere visits, cooking classes, wine tasting, luxury accommodation and retreats.

About the Farmers Market
At the heart of Truffle Kerfuffle is the Farmers Market where a range of produce, value added products, hot and cold food, and beverages will be available. Vendor expressions of interests are currently been sought for inclusion amongst a bustling line up in the market area.

Getting There
Southern Forests is a scenic 3.5-hour drive from Perth. The undulating landscape features historic forests, rivers and farmland. There are plenty of luxury and budget accommodation options available in Manjimup and surrounding towns of Pemberton, Northcliffe, Bridgetown and Nannup.

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  • Manjimup (WA)

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