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The Ultimate Indulgence: Why Truffle Makes Our Jerky & Biltong Irresistible

Truffles are a mysterious and highly sought-after delicacy that have captivated the culinary world for centuries. These underground fungi are known for their distinct aroma, exquisite flavour, and hefty price tag. But, what is truffle and why is it so expensive?

Let's delve into the opulent world of truffles and uncover the mystery behind these coveted delicacies.

What is truffle?

Truffles are a type of fungi that grow underground in close association with the roots of certain trees, such as oak, hazel, and beech. They are typically found in regions with specific soil and climate conditions, making them quite elusive and challenging to grow. The most prized truffles are found in regions like Italy, France, and Spain, where the soil and climate create the perfect environment for these elusive fungi to thrive.

However, there are a few known hotspots for growing truffles in Australia, including the rich, temperate regions of Tasmania, the fertile soils of Western Australia, particularly around Manjimup, and the cooler climates of Victoria's Yarra Valley and New South Wales' Southern Highlands. These areas provide the ideal conditions for truffle cultivation, contributing to Australia's rising status as a producer of high-quality truffles on the global stage. In Australia, truffle season tends to be from June to August, during the winter months when the truffles are ripe for harvesting.

The Australian truffle industry has been steadily growing, with an increasing number of farmers and producers entering the market to meet the high demand for these gourmet delicacies. As a result, truffles have become more accessible to consumers, allowing more people to indulge in the unique and exquisite flavours of these underground treasures.

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What are the different types of truffle?

There are several varieties of truffles, each with its own unique flavour profile. The most sought-after types include black truffles, white truffles, and summer truffles. Black truffles are known for their robust, earthy flavour, while white truffles boast a more pungent, garlicky aroma. Summer truffles, on the other hand, offer a milder, nuttier taste. 

How are truffles sourced? The art of truffle hunting

Truffle hunting is an age-old tradition that has been passed down through generations in truffle-rich regions. Traditionally, truffles were hunted using specially trained truffle dogs or pigs, as these animals have a heightened sense of smell that allows them to detect truffles underground. The hunt for truffles is a labour-intensive process that adds to their exclusivity.

What does truffle taste like?

Truffles are renowned for their captivating aroma and unique flavour profile, making them a highly sought-after ingredient in the culinary world.

Truffles are renowned for their earthy smell, with a rich umami flavour with hints of garlic, nuts, and even chocolate. This unique combination of aroma and taste results in a truly unparalleled sensory experience.

The use of truffle in food

Truffles are a staple in gourmet cuisine, where they are used to elevate dishes such as pasta, risotto, and even scrambled eggs. However, truffles are not just reserved for high-end restaurants. With the rise of truffle-infused products, they have become more accessible for everyday indulgence, allowing food enthusiasts to enjoy the luxurious taste of truffle in their own homes.

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Why are truffles so expensive? 

The scarcity of truffles, coupled with their unique flavour, contributes to their higher price. Truffles are also highly seasonal, with different varieties being available at different times of the year. This seasonality adds to their exclusivity and makes them a coveted ingredient for those seeking a truly exceptional culinary experience.

Additionally, truffles are expensive due to the labour-intensive collection process, requiring skilled handlers and trained animals, and their perishable nature, which necessitates careful handling and quick transportation, increasing costs.

Treat yourself to truffle with The Jerky Co

At The Jerky Co, we've infused the irresistible flavour of black truffles into our high-quality jerky and biltong products, creating a luxurious yet delicious snacking experience.

Our inspiration for creating truffle-infused snacks stemmed from a desire to offer our customers a unique and indulgent flavour experience.

We didn't see any truffle infused jerky or biltong currently available on the Australian market and saw an opportunity. We wanted to elevate traditional jerky and biltong by infusing them with the rich, earthy flavours of real truffles, creating a product that stands out in the market.

Exotic Truffle Beef Jerky

Exotic Truffle Beef Jerky

Sourced directly from the lush South-West region of Western Australia, local black truffles are seamlessly infused into our signature Traditional Beef Jerky. This fusion creates an unparalleled gourmet experience, blending the earthy, aromatic richness of truffles with the robust flavours of our signature jerky.

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Exotic Truffle Fatty Beef Biltong

Infused with fresh truffles from WA's South West, our Fatty Beef Biltong offers a captivating taste experience. Crafted with our tried and true 20-year recipe using MSA Grade beef, this creation delivers an extraordinary flavour experience!

Our Fatty Biltong has won the hearts of many, becoming a top-selling favourite. The rich fat from the beef gives the biltong a rich, savoury flavour, resulting in a moist and tender texture with every bite.

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Experience the best quality with The Jerky Co

Expert craftsmanship is at the heart of our truffle-infused products. Each batch is carefully crafted to ensure that the truffle flavour is perfectly infused into the meat, creating a harmonious balance of flavours that is both decadent and satisfying.

We take pride in sourcing our truffles from local suppliers, supporting the community and ensuring the freshest ingredients for our products. Our exotic truffle range is made with premium cuts of MSA grade beef and real local truffle, ensuring that each bite is of the highest quality. Our exotic truffle beef jerky and fatty beef biltong go beautifully on a cheese board, paired with wine, or just simply as is!

To read more: The Best Biltong & Wine Pairings, and Mouth-Watering Charcuterie Board Ideas

Whether you're a truffle enthusiast or a curious foodie looking to indulge in a unique flavour experience, our truffle-infused jerky and biltong are the perfect choice for a luxurious and satisfying snack. Experience the unparalleled taste of truffle with The Jerky Co and elevate your snacking experience to a whole new level of indulgence.

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