3 INTERESTING THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT TRUFFLES
1 No-one really knows, but Karen estimates there are about 250-350 truffières, of varying sizes, within New Zealand. The NZ Truffle Association reports about 30 are producing truffles. 2 The biggest threat to a successful truffière is competing and overpowering fungi, especially the edible but commercially inferior Tuber brumale or winter truffle. 3 Chocolate truffles are named ‘truffles’ because of their resemblance to the real thing. These chunks of chocolate mimic the shape and size of a truffle, in addition to having dusted cocoa powder on them to symbolize the dirt.