Truffle Paddock was founded by Nigel Wood, one of Australia’s most trusted truffle industry experts. The brand is named after his farm near Phillip Island, Victoria. Truffle Paddock farm produces fresh black winter truffle which is sold to chefs and retail customers across Australia during the winter truffle season.
Nigel is also the founder of Truffle Melbourne, which runs an annual winter truffle festival program of more than 80 events including a weekend festival (now the largest outside Europe). The program runs from June through to August and includes truffle hunts at a number of Victorian truffle farms, truffle dining events and an education program for chefs.
After extensive consultations with development chefs, Nigel developed the Truffle Paddock retail truffle product range. This was launched in 2018 through Melbourne based pop up stores, the annual Truffle Melbourne festival and online. In October 2019 some exciting new products were launched at the Brisbane Good Food & Wine Show which proved sell out successes. Further new product development is also being undertaken, including a new food service range of the most popular retail products, along with other new truffle flavours and tastes. The Truffle Paddock range is available online and is now expanding beyond Victoria and developing export opportunities for its innovative product range.
Truffle Paddock is Australia’s leading specialist truffle product producer, exclusively using Australian grown French black winter truffle in all of their products, unlike most imported truffle products which use cheap summer truffle. The Truffle Paddock range features everyone’s favourite truffle products – oils, salts and honeys, and also some innovative and world exclusive products such as the hugely popular Ponzu sauce, truffle aioli and truffle dijonnaise and truffle salad dressing.
The brand’s packaging is attractive as it breaks away from the more conservative approach of other international and domestic truffle product producers.