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WA’s Iconic Truffle Festival Returns To Manjimup This June

By Isabella Jeffrey

Woman holding a truffle at Truffle Kerfuffle.

Fragrant, earthy, luxurious and oh-so-decadent, truffles deserve to be celebrated, and Western Australia’s annual Truffle Kerfuffle festival in Manjimup is one of the best places to do so.

After a year-long hiatus, the renowned three-day festival is back from Friday 23 June to Sunday 25 June 2023. With it comes a string of culinary headliners from around Australia, including chef, author and My Kitchen Rules co-host Colin Fassnidge, Michelin-star chef Jake Kellie, and Tasmanian trailblazer Analiese Gregory.

Fonty’s Pool will play host to a bunch of gourmet wine and produce experiences that shine a light on the versatility of the beloved truffle, including chef masterclasses, dining packages and, of course, thrilling truffle hunts.

Be sure to clear your calendar this winter and dive into our top picks across the three-day festival. 

Sniff Out The Best Truffles At The Festival Village

Overflowing with opportunities to touch, taste, buy and learn about black truffles, the Festival Village is the heart of the weekend. Meet and learn from chefs, winemakers and farmers across market stalls and cooking demonstrations. Sample and indulge in truffle-happy bites throughout the Village Markets and wash it all down with a wine at the Festival Bar as you watch truffle dog demonstrations and live music from the Festival Stage

Learn From The Best At An Intimate Cooking Masterclass

Looking to level up your cooking? Hosted by Australian Gourmet Traveller’s Max Veenhuyzen, the Chef Cabin series is a cosy place to learn. Serving up a number of various cooking demos with world-class culinary talent, the series boasts six intimate classes—all paired with a wine in hand. Tickets are limited so be sure to snap yours up, stat.

Indulge In A Decadent Fine Dining Feast

Truffle Kerfuffle’s Festival Restaurant is winter feasting at its finest. This year’s programme dishes up a number of signature long-table brunches and dinners led by revered chefs and prepared by some of Australia’s best. We’re talking flavourful nose-to-tail dinners, unforgettable brunches and phenomenal wine pairings. 

Refine Your Vino Know-How At A Wine Masterclass

From crisp sparklings and creamy chardonnay to punchy pinot noir and bold, rich reds, join Emma Farrelly (Director of Wine for the State Buildings & COMO The Treasury) as she guides you through a wine masterclass in the Festival Village. Tickets are only $50 and well worth it with a mix of tastings.

The Details:

What: Truffle Kerfuffle
When: Friday, 23 June to Sunday, 25 June
Where: Fonty's Pool Caravan Park and Chalets

Find out more here.

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