Hawkes Bay is our destination. Catching up with old truffle friends, now producing truffle after many years. We had a good meeting with some of the growers and interested growers at Chesterhope Truffles. There is interest in forming regional co-ops to market and promote local truffle. We talked about our five seasons hunting in New South Wales and the differences and similarities between the Australian and NZ industries.
We found first truffle for one happy grower. After 13 years of growing trees, they now have a truffiere.
Back to Bay of Plenty and a group hunt for some very excited people. This time a mix of black and Borchii truffle. People love to watch the dogs hunt for truffle and even get to dig up truffle themselves.