The Folly Truffles

The Folly is home to 450 French Oak trees innocculated with black (Perigord) truffle spores. We had our first harvest in 2020 with just over 4kg, making us Queensland’s only commercial truffiere.

Truffles are a fungi similar to a mushroom that are grown under the ground, and ripen in the winter months. The French variety are considered to be one of the finest foods in the world, and originally came to Australia in 1999. Traditionally grown in southern states, the unique climate and soil at The Folly allows them to grow in Queensland.

The truffle flavour is unlike any other, and complements pasta dairy and cheese dishes. When stirred through or shaved on the dish at the end of cooking, the flavour is released in the heating process and a little bit of truffle goes a long way!

Truffle Hunts

(June to August)

Join us for an intimate tour of the truffière where you will learn about all things truffle. You will become a truffle hunter for the morning, as we walk amongst the trees and follow Barry the truffle dog as he sniffs. When he alerts us to a potential truffle, you will see how these prized ingredients are harvested.

As we unearth the truffles, you will be able to experience first-hand the thrill of the hunt. At the conclusion of the tour, we will warm up at the cottage to clean and store the truffles. We demonstrate some simple ways use and eat truffles and treat guests to a light lunch using our favourite local products with Folly truffles.

This is the perfect opportunity to purchase truffles (subject to availability) straight from the farmer.

Tours commence at 10.30am and finish around 12.30. Maximum 6 people per hunt to ensure everyone can get their hands dirty!

Private tours by appointment only – feel free to contact us to arrange this.

Price Per Person


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1110 Bents Road
Ballandean QLD 4382


Ben 0488 39 29 19
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