It’s not an Italian Christmas spread without a buttery, fluffy panettone. If you’re been overlooking this traditional festive cake, you’ve been seriously missing out. Here’s why we love it, and why we’re sure you will too.
We’ve searched high and low to curate a truly enviable selection of Christmas gifts this season. From stocking fillers to secret Santas and goodies that deserve pride of place on your festive table, our little store is overflowing with delicious gourmet gifts. Here are some of our favs.
Got a foodie to spoil this festive season? You’re sure to make their Christmas Day with this selection of mouth-watering gourmet gifts.
Time to show our dedicated and patient educators just how much we've appreciated their efforts this year. Here's our selection of top teacher gifts for 2021.
From hidden beaches to dog-friendly parkland, here are the top spots to throw out a picnic blanket and enjoy of the endless hours of sunshine in and around North Fremantle this summer.
Six years ago, Chris Anca swapped her white collar for an apron. Now, she’s creating incredible raw treats that are as much a feast for the eyes as they are the stomach. Here’s why Raw by Chris is so much more than raw balls.
For authentic oozy, melty mozzarella, Napoli is where it’s at. Unexpectedly however, it’s also being hand-made – along with other incredible Italian cheeses – in a tiny corner store in a Victoria Park shopping centre. Here’s what you need to know about La Delizia Latticini.
Spring is officially here, which means barbecues, picnics and bowls of fresh leafy salads are just over the horizon. With asparagus, peas, leeks and zucchini now firmly on the menu we’re getting excited about creating fresh, crisp, market garden-inspired dishes. Spring’s bounty is endless, but here’s a look at our favourites.
Got a food-loving dude to spoil this Father’s Day? This list of gifts is sure to keep the hard-core foodie in your life satisfied. Better still, almost all are from local WA producers. Sharing is optional!
Inspired to detox from a cycle of increasingly unhealthy diet habits, I recently did a 5-day juice cleanse. This is what I experienced.
Who doesn’t love a toasted sandwich? They’re the ultimate quick and easy comfort food with flavour combinations only limited by the scope of your imagination. Including a rich Bolognese and parmesan and the ultimate ham and cheddar, here are our top five toasties this winter. Sorry, not sorry!
Feeling tired, sluggish, unable to sleep? Maybe it’s time for a tea change. Arjun Kumar, founder of XO Tea, explains how drinking herbal teas can improve your overall wellbeing.
Staying motivated during the colder months is easier said than done. If exercising right now is proving a struggle, try working the following tips into your winter workout routine.
What’s not to love about slow-cooked meals? They’re affordable, easy to make and save time in the kitchen. But with a few simple hacks, you can take your crockpot creations to the next level. Here’s how to get the most out of your slow cooker, plus the top eight slow-cooked recipes we’re dishing up in store.
The North Fremantle Amateur Football Club has been the lifeblood for many who call North Fremantle home. As it celebrates its centenary, we explore how the club has become the backbone of its local community.
With a generations-long love affair with coffee at its core, Dimattina has grown to become one of Australia’s most successful coffee roasters. To find out how it has achieved success in an increasingly-saturated market, we asked Simon Dimattina to spills the beans.
Puff, short crust, savoury or sweet – we’re all about pies this winter. Here’s why, and what you can expect to find in store.
A commercial kitchen in a Darlington backyard conceals one of Perth’s best-kept gourmet secrets. See how Perth’s pastry queens are building an empire.
It’s truffle season – one of our favourite times of the year – and there’s nowhere we’d source our premium black Perigord truffles from than Manjimup. Here’s why.
In-season fruit and veg is not only more readily available (and therefore more affordable), it often tastes better too. While summer heralds the arrival of many of our favourite fruits, don’t for a second think winter’s bounty is boring. Here are the in-season goodies we’re craving as the temperature drops.
As we all work together to stop the spread of COVID-19 we’re remaining positive and looking for ways to keep our doors open so we can continue to serve our locals and loyal customers.
Can’t find the dinner ingredients you need in the supermarket? Here’s a solution – pick up pre-made, nutritious meals from The Black Truffle.
Want to serve your friends and family a spread like this on Christmas Day? Why not step out of the kitchen and let us create a festive feast fit for a king?
Got people popping in? Have this gourmet selection of meats, cheeses and antipasto goodies on hand and you’ll be ready for any and all guests this festive season.
The end of the school year is upon us, which means it’s time to show the teachers in your life just how much you appreciate them. Celebrate their hard work and dedication by giving them a gift they’ll be genuinely thrilled to receive.
Who doesn’t love a good food truck? Simple, unique food – often cooked well – enjoyed outdoors on a balmy evening is hard to beat so we’ve rounded up a list of Fremantle’s best food truck locations this summer.
Keen to know what delicious new goodies are available at The Black Truffle? We asked chef Karl Gibson to share his top picks for the coming month.
Summer is almost here, which means swimming, long mornings at the beach, picnics in the park and unfortunately, sunburn. If you’re suffering from irritating sun-damaged skin, these natural home remedies can help relieve the discomfort.
Not only is The Fremantle Long Table Dinner one of Perth’s most dynamic community Christmas events, it also raises much needed funds for Perth’s most disadvantaged people. Here’s why you should mark this year’s date in your diary.
Here at The Black Truffle we love creamy, silky gelato almost as much as a great local success story, so who better to inspire us this month than Lisa Calabro, Director of Perth’s own Il Gelato? Here’s the lowdown on one of our favourite family owned and operated businesses.
Does anyone make pickles quite as good as your Grandma? Christine Fishwick does and we guarantee you, her The Pickled Wife range of condiments will transport you all the way back to your Nana’s house. Here’s her story.
Held on the first Tuesday in November, the Melbourne Cup is almost upon us (crazy, we know!). If you’re looking to host your own shindig at home, but are struggling for inspiration, perhaps one of these ideas will get you off and racing.
Regular patrons of Cottesloe’s ever-popular restaurant Vans may have noticed Executive Chef Leigh Nash is no longer at the helm, but if you’re a fan of Nash’s spicy Asian food, you can still get your fix. Here’s how…
Healthy and delicious, the poke bowl is the holy grail of take-away food, but just what is it, and why all the fuss?
We’re constantly whipping up new creations in our kitchen and while we’ll always lovingly serve-up our famous lasagna and flaky pastry tarts, chef Bronwyn Thomas has added these tasty new-comers to the menu this month.
What father (or father figure) doesn’t love food? Find something he’ll truly appreciate among this selection of tasty Father’s Day gift ideas.
They’re typically high in fibre, protein and healthy fats, and low in sodium and carbohydrates, so why are we so keen to avoid nuts? Here’s why our diets should include a nutritious dose of nutty goodness.
On average, around half of all Australian households order takeaway food each day, but not all are collecting dinner from their local Maccas’ drive-thru. Here’s how the face of fast food is changing in Australia (for the better…)
Why settle for average Easter eggs when you can spoil your loved ones with a little extra luxury? At The Black Truffle we stock the créme de la créme of Easter gifts, including decadent dark chocolate eggs, melt-in-the-mouth milk chocolate bunnies, delicate pralines and more. Hop in to check them out!
SHUT UP AND TAKE OUR MONEY! If you love nothing better than a bloomy, gooey soft cheese, October’s cheese of the month is definitely not to be missed.
Not even anaphylaxis can keep this bee-loving trio down. From the boxing ring to the apiary, here’s the fascinating story behind Furious Bee Honey.
Fringed by both river and ocean, North Fremantle has got to be one of the best places in Perth to while away lazy summer days. Here are our favourite ways to enjoy the great outdoors in our favourite neighbourhood.
Having trouble with your collection of indoor plants? We recently attended a workshop run by renowned local horticulturalist and garden designer, Sharon Barbera, to get the low-down on how to keep them alive and well.
As the days get longer and hotter, the barbecues become more frequent, and there’s no better cheese for grilling than halloumi, which is why this versatile Cypriot favourite is our pick for September.
Not that we need reasons to look forward to spring, but if we did, fresh asparagus would have to be one of them. Here’s why we love our crispy, sweet, Australian-grown spears.
Heard of the ‘second brain’? Apparently, it’s our tummies and evidence suggests our gut’s health greatly influences our mood. Here’s what science has to say about it.
Chances are you’ve seen kombucha in the fridge at your favourite cafe. Chances are, you’ve even popped a bottle or two, but do you know what it is, or why you should be drinking it? Read on to find out.
Eat fermented foods, we’re told, and we can prevent common gut issues like uncomfortable bloating, cramping and symptoms of irritable bowel. Gavin Marks has gone one better and turned his commitment to good gut health into a burgeoning business. Here’s his story as told to Jessica Zoiti.
This month’s featured cheese combines two of our favourite flavours – Grana Padano and black truffles.
If the way to Dad’s heart is through his stomach, make his Father’s Day by giving him one of these scrumptious gourmet gifts.
These hearty soups not only taste delicious, but are nutrient dense too, helping you ward off winter colds and flus, fight fatigue and warm you right to your core.
It’s time we stop avoiding calorie-rich peanut butter. Not only is it delicious, this ‘healthy fat’ is full of protein, vitamins, minerals and can even help you control your weight. Here, Bert Veldman, creator of the all-natural range of Nuttabutta spreads, explains why he’s in the peanut butter business.
We can’t get enough of the fresh black perigord truffles we have arriving in store daily (until mid August). If you’re a truffle aficionado too, make sure you don’t miss our deluxe cheese of the month.
With its joint aches, sniffles, sore throats, fevers and overall feelings of bleh, winter can really seem to drag on. To help boost your immune system, improve your overall mood and help your body fight nasty winter colds and flus, supplement your diet with these 7 essential vitamins and minerals.
It’s pumpkin season meaning now’s the ideal time to enjoy these sweet orbs of golden goodness. But do you know your butternut from your Queensland blue? Read on for our guide to winter’s favourite veggie.
Instagram may be filled with awe-inspiring cakes, cookies and slices, but we bet none are as impressive Sweet Pete’s. Get to know our favourite Freo-based baker.
It’s a luxury, being able to take the foot off the accelerator in this crazy busy world, but get friendly with your trusty slow cooker and you’ll be able to do just that. Here’s a handy guide to making slow cooking a breeze.
Ahhh feta… it just makes everything taste better, right? See which styles we’re crushing on this month.
Thinking about ditching gluten from your diet? Although most of us tolerate gluten just fine, 11 per cent of Aussies live a gluten free (GF) lifestyle in order to feel lighter and healthier. Here’s how you can too.
White winter truffles and black winter (or Perigord) truffles are the undisputed fungi kings, but do you know what separates one from another? Read on to find out.
Perigord truffles are known among culinary circles as ‘black gold’, but the owners of leading Aussie trufferie, Stonebarn, explain how the fabulous fungus can become an everyday delicacy.
From paper-thin prosciutto to chunky chorizo slices and salty salamis, there’s more than ‘meats’ the eye when it comes to compiling a killer charcuterie board. Read on to discover what cured treats we like to impress our guests with.
Straight from the gassy slopes of Sardinia, our May cheese of the month is an Italian classic.
Forget the Jatz crackers, semi-matured cheddar squares and cabanossi. Here’s how to pull together the ultimate cheese platter.
If you’ve been cruising through winter without polenta, you’ve been doing it ALLLLLL wrong. Here’s how to introduce our favourite Italian comfort food to your winter dining repertoire.
Who doesn’t love a cheeky little chocolate from time to time? We sure do, and we love them even more when they’re free from hidden nasties and come with an inspiring back story. Here’s the feel good tale behind Cheeky Cacao Artisan Chocolates and The Cheeky Project Perth.
If you love France’s famous Morbier cheese, you’ll love this fruity, semi-soft alternative.
Mother’s Day only comes around once a year, so it’s important we make it count! If you’ve forgotten to show your mum how much she’s valued recently, get back in her good books by giving her a gift you know she’ll love. Here are some of our favourites… and they’re not all foodie-inspired either!
Did you know Mother’s Day wasn’t actually founded by a mother? Or that historically, the day didn’t even celebrate our long-suffering Mums? Read on for more fascinating trivia about one of the year’s most special holidays.
Move over queen bees and make way for Roger Stoch, the king of Perth’s beekeeping scene and producer of our favourite raw honey products, Pure Naked Honey.
Translated, Delice des Cremiers means delight of the cheese-maker, but we think this melt-in-your-mouth triple cream beauty is a sure-fire crowd pleaser too.
Need a gift that will really impress this Easter? We’ve got your back with a sophisticated range of gourmet gifts and yummy treats.
Australia is the third fastest growing market globally for vegan foods and over the coming months, there will be more than 400 vegan and animal rights events staged across Australia. Jessica Zoiti looks at why veganism is on the rise, and why it is well and truly here to stay.
As the warm weather fades and the cooler months creep up on us, it’s easy to fall into bad eating habits, but follow these top 10 tips from Jessica Lowe, fitness nutritionist and director at Happy Healthy Foody, and you’ll stay healthy and lean during autumn and winter.
With Easter just weeks away, what better time to take an inside look at Bahen & Co., WA’s own truly bean-to-bar chocolate maker. Here, producer Josh Bahen explains what makes his chocolate a cut above the rest.
Some say Comte is the king of French cheeses. Here’s why…
Want to give back this Christmas? Find inspiration from the following organisations, all offering inspiring ways to help those less fortunate in Fremantle and beyond.
Meet Claire Sheehy, the Perth-based mother on a mission to prove desserts can be both delicious and nutritious.
The countdown to Christmas has started, so to help you plan a stress-free festive season, we’ve created an entertaining essentials checklist.
Got a gourmand to spoil this Christmas? We’ve hand-picked just a few of the incredible foodie gifts available in-store now.
Spain’s La Mancha region is famous for two things – it was the setting for famous Spanish novel, Don Quixote, and also, our favourite cheese for the month of October, Queso Manchego Maturado.
Love it or hate it, it’s hard to deny Halloween is now an enthusiastically embraced celebration across Australia. If you’re looking to enjoy some ghoulish fun this year, why not treat your family, friends or even trick-or-treaters to these frightful treats?
Champagne on a Tuesday? Why not! You don’t have to be trackside at Flemington to enjoy the ‘race that stops the nation’, so dust off that fancy fascinator and floral frock because the Melbourne Cup is cantering quickly towards us.
Roza’s Gourmet range of sauces, dips and condiments are household favourites across Australia and Asia but the successful retail food brand began as a humble family business in suburban Brisbane. Here, director Jasmin Robertson share’s her company’s heartwarming story.
Planning to host a Melbourne Cup function at home or work? Follow these simple steps to create a party with real pizazz.
Mild, stinky or strong, we’ll take goats’ cheese any way we can get it, which is why we’re currently coveting the range from Meredith Dairy.
Sick of being sick, cold and run down? With the warmer weather just around the corner (finally) it’s time to get excited about sunshine, exercising outdoors and getting out into the garden. Set your sights on creating a killer herb garden at home with our guide to growing them yourself.
Foodies will surely agree spring is by far the best season of the year. The vegetables seem more crisp and green, the herb gardens more bountiful and there are countless ways to entertain outdoors in the mild, warm sunshine. Read on for a run-down of our favourite ways to eat our way through spring.
Why not skip the fluorescent-lit supermarket isles this weekend and instead, buy your fresh fruit and veg direct from local growers at Perth’s weekend farmers’ markets. Here are some of the best in and around Fremantle.
Dingo Sauce Co., established in mid-2016, is a family-run, artisan chilli sauce company based in North Fremantle. The man behind the company, Leigh Nash (pictured top), is a career chef with over 20 years’ experience, a penchant for Asian flavours, and a passion for all things chilli. Here, we get the lowdown on his spicy new venture.
Got a foodie dude to spoil this father’s day? If your old man is a wanna-be Jamie Oliver, or a budding Gordon Ramsay, spoil him with our hand-picked selection of culinary gifts.
This month, we’ve headed to the green grassy pastures of England to find our favourite cheeses. Delicious on their own, they’re also perfect for creating our must-have August snack – buttery, oozy cheese toasties.
Still one of Australia’s most loved DIY snacks, the toasted sandwich has come a long way from its humble cheese and ham roots. If you’re looking to take your toastie up a notch, take inspiration from our five favourite combos.
Know your red delicious from your royal gala? Currently, we’re in the middle of WA’s apple season so we decided to road test the most common varieties on the market to see which reigns supreme.
For over 45 years, St Patrick’s Community Support Centre has been feeding Fremantle’s needy, supplying an average of 80 meals a day. But as we were to discover, this food service is just the tip of the organisation’s community services.
Want to know what Australian cheese lovers are eating now? Cheese aficionado and chef, Cindy Colling, dishes the dirt.
The Southern Forests, with over 50 different fruits and vegetables, marron, livestock, honey and fresh truffles all farmed in region, is WA’s most abundant food bowl. Now, thanks to the Southern Forests Food Council, Australia and even the world is cottoning on.
Got the winter blues? Us too! You’ll find a cure in the form of July’s truly decadent, rich blue-vein cheeses of the month.
Meet Sophie Zalokar, author, food educator, highly regarded chef and champion of local food produced in the Southern Forests region of WA.
Buried in the heart of WA’s South-West, in the fertile farmlands around Manjimup, lies WA’s most illustrious gourmet offering – the black perigord truffle. We joined local producer, Manjimup Truffles, on a truffle hunt to unearth the art of farming these nuggets of ‘black gold’.
Love brightening your space with fresh cut flowers? So do Alicia Zorn and Annita Bokobli, the creative talents behind blossoming East Fremantle-based florist, Floral Army.
June heralds the start of the truffle season. Our fresh black Manjimup truffles have arrived instore, but if, like us, you can’t get enough of the stuff, check out our decadent range of truffle-infused cheeses.
Love tea? So does Emma Watson, naturopath and co-owner of Melbourne-based organic tea business, Love Tea. Here, Emma explains the Love Tea story and the health benefits of drinking herbal brews.
Winter may not have much going for it, but it is the season for scoffing in-season truffles. Don’t miss your window of opportunity (it’s only three-months long) and try some before they’re gone. Our truffles have just arrived in-store, so get your skates on!
It’s getting cold out there so we’ve rounded up our favourite soups, guaranteed to warm you up and ward off the winter lurgies.
Meet Jessica Wood, expert on all things catering-related at The Black Truffle.
Looking to get your mum something really special this year? Whatever you do, steer clear of these absolute Mother’s Day fails!
Meet Marissa Bielawski, half of the driving force behind Western Australian artisan food business, Poach Pear.
Want to take your cheese and charcuterie board to the next level? You’ll need May’s moreish products of the month!
Trying to buy for a mum who has everything? Why try and re-invent the wheel when you can spoil her with these traditional favourites?
Grazing tables are emerging as the hippest thing in entertaining. Here’s why we love them and insider tips for creating truly abundant spreads.
Who doesn’t like a gooey, oozey triple cream cheese? April’s cheese of the month is a sure-fire crowd pleaser.
This month, we’re thrilled to introduce Melissa Molinari, the talented Head Chef who’s been busily driving The Black Truffle’s exciting gourmet expansion.
Looking to really impress this Easter? Hop into The Black Truffle to explore our gourmet range of yummy gifts and treats.
30 Mar 2017
When you ask, The Black Truffle aims to deliver, which is why they’ve launched their new Grab & Go range of meals.
WORDS: Jessica Zoiti
Regular customers may have noticed change is afoot at The Black Truffle.
15 Mar 2017
If you’re yet to try the Delish Ice range of fruit icies and ice creams, make your way into The Black Truffle lickety split!
Here, company founder Katie Earl explains what makes her popsicles so much better than the average supermarket-variety frozen treat.
08 Mar 2017
With Easter just around the corner, we took five with Chocolatier Sue Lewis to get the low-down on artisan chocolate making.
WORDS: Jessica Zoiti
Unsure what to get the person who has everything? Be inspired by this list of top picks from our seriously mouthwatering selection of gourmet goodies.
30 Nov 2016
Thinking of pulling together a show-stopping cheese board this festive season? Here’s two styles you won’t want to leave off.
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An Italian Christmas table isn’t fully set without panettone. Don’t know what that is? Read on to discover why we love it, and why you’re sure too as well.
Want to take your festive cheese board to the next level? Here, Nick Bath, Managing Director at the Blue Cow Cheese Company, shares his top tips and cheese board assembling tricks.
Dating back to the days before Christ, the Christmas ham has long held pride of place on the Yule Tide table. Here, JESSICA ZOITI explores this traditional holiday offering.
With good old-fashioned country roots, Ashleigh and Aaron Barr’s Kinky Kondiments range of artisan chutneys and jams prove once and for all that all-natural ingredients are always the best. Here, Ashleigh explains her love of food and why she’s moved her condiments – and family – to the big smoke.
Who wants to spend their holidays slaving over a hot stove? We do! The festive season is about connecting with friends and family, so take advantage of our extensive range of Christmas catering options (both hot and cold!) and get out of the kitchen.
If you’ve been curiously watching the comings and goings in the space between The Black Truffle and Liquorland, wonder no more. Here’s what’s going on….
If, like us, you think everything is better with feta, read on. From satiny Persian-styles to sharp tangy Aussie numbers, we’ve got a feta for every occasion.
Buying in-season fruit and veg will not only save you money, it’ll add unbeatable fresh flavour to your meals. Here are five foods we’ll be adding to our grocery list this November.
Epic catering fails! These hilarious pics prove that not all entertaining platters are created equal.
Chevre (goats cheese) is at its best during spring which is why this month, we’re coveting our two favourite goats’ curds made by South Australian cheese producer, Woodside Cheese Wrights.
Excited about the impending hours of endless sunshine? Us too! Make the most of Perth’s stunning spring weather with these four great picnic hamper ideas.
Summer is around the corner which means one thing… ICE-CREAM SEASON! As the temperature rises take your ice-cream obsession up a notch with this insanely moreish, locally produced dessert.
Arguably no-one does cheese quite like the French. This month we’re dipping crusty chunks of baguette into the gooey goodness that is baked fromager des clarines.
September 4 is Father’s Day and if you’re still searching for the perfect gift, we’ve got your back.
Without doubt, one of our most popular grab-and-go meals is our traditional beef lasagne. No sooner do we pull it from the oven before it’s walking out the door. If you miss the boat, here are some in-house secrets to help you recreate a pretty darn good lasagne at home.
She loves sugar yet isn’t as sweet as she looks. Meet Ash Davis, the pastry-loving genius behind many of our most popular home-baked treats.
Meet our friend Leanne Rogers and find out why we love her, and her West Australian-made Vinofood products.
As the season draws to a close, here’s some last minute kitchen inspiration for black truffle devotees.
See why we’re currently coveting Queso Manchego and The Fine Cheese Co Cave Aged Cheddar.
When those wintry lunchtime hunger pangs hit, a simple sanger often doesn’t cut it. Luckily, we’ve got Fremantle’s must substantial selection of steaming hot lunches to heat you up.
This Saturday, 4th June, we are holding a cheese tasting in store with one of our very favourite triple cream cheese’s, Will Studd selected Brillat Savarin. And it got us thinking about double cream cheese, triple cream cheese, brie varieties and what makes it so special!
WE ARE IN NEED OF AN EXPERIENCED COOK OR CHEF FOR OUR GOURMET DELI
Roses are red
Violets are blue
Sugar is sweet
And so are you!
Its that time of year again when you start to think about Christmas celebrations and the feast that goes with them.
Gourmet Gift Hampers and Boxes for Foodies!
Sunday 10th May
Mother’s Day is one of those occasions that you often find yourself stuck for gift ideas. I mean, how do you possibly say thank you to the special lady in your life that is your Mum or has filled the shoes of your Mum
With plenty of social chit chat of late about where our food comes from – where it’s sourced, where its manufactured, and packaged, we thought it was prime time to highlight some of our feelings on the topic and showcase some of the beautiful local brands that are available on your door step.
How’s your New Year’s resolution of a healthy new you going? Finding it hard to stay focused? Or getting the right amount of fruit and veggies into your daily diet? Then you need a bit of Pressed Daily juice in your life!!!
It wouldn’t be Christmas in Italy with panettone!
Its that time of year again when you start to think about Christmas celebrations and the feast that goes with them.
Check out our gorgeous gift card range, including the new arrival of Christmas cards, for the very boutique stationery brand, Rifle Paper Co.
Ok so its been a while since our last update…. hope you can forgive us!
There is nothing quite like the smell of a ripe, freshly picked black truffle. Its gets the food senses going and the imagination of ‘what am I going to cook with these little beauties’ runs wild!