The annual truffle season is just around the corner in the Canberra region. If you have never tried a truffle dish and are wondering what all the fuss is about, Tom Stoneham, the Culinary Director and Head Chef at Contentious Character, has curated some specially-designed menus for a range of events at their vineyard to showcase the wonderful, locally-sourced black truffle.
Originally from the south of France, truffles are ideally suited to the Canberra region climate. The extreme heat in the summer, coupled with our cold frosty winters and dry days, make it an ideal breeding ground. The truffieres in the region are mainly family businesses who, with research, careful selection of a location, quality tree stock, and good soil management, are at the forefront of an emerging