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Truffles Found by Frank under Hazelnut trees

Fish River Truffles are grown under three types of trees, English Oak, French Oak and Hazelnuts. From compound analysis, we know that the flavour and aroma characteristics of truffles are different depending on the tree under which they are grown.

The truffle you've chosen was expertly hunted by none other than Frank, our esteemed truffle dog, from beneath the graceful branches of our Hazelnut trees (Corylus avellana), imparting it with unique aromas that embodies the essence of our terroir.

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Frank the truffle dog.

Frank, the truffle-hunting virtuoso is a multi talented 6 year old Golden Retriever born in the mid west NSW town of Bathurst.

Frank is the farther of 11 Golden Retriever puppies with Luna his friend for life. The best thing about Frank is his glorious Golden Retriever temperament which means he is always happy, very eager to please and has an unyielding determination which transforms each hunt into a triumph.

 

Thanks to Frank's canine prowess, the tantalising taste of Fish River Truffles becomes an annual culinary sensation, ensuring your meals are imbued with unparalleled flavour and a touch of his charm.

 

 

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Hazelnut tree

Meet Corylus avellana, otherwise know as the Hazelnut tree. This tree has enjoyed a lot of love from the Australian agricultural industry recently with thousands of trees being planted in Victoria to satisfy our ever growing love for Nutella. We truffle farmers also know they are an excellent truffle tree.

 

Our hazels are a large deciduous suckering shrubs native to the temperate Northern Hemisphere. Our trees can can reach a height of 20m.

 

Hazelnuts are a versatile nut used in snack foods, in baking in desserts, and in breakfast cereals such as muesli. In confectionery, they are used to make praline, and products such as chocolate bars.

Below is the Australian Black Truffle aroma wheel with the aroma and flavour qualities we have identified most commonly in truffles found under our Hazelnut trees. We believe truffle found under our Hazelnuts are the most versatile of our truffles.

 

The aroma of our truffles

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