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Simon Johnson panettone.

Our top Christmas gifts for foodies

Got a foodie to spoil this festive season? You’re sure to make their Christmas Day with this selection of mouth-watering gourmet gifts.

Bahen & Co. assorted artisan chocolates

Perfect gift ideas for every teacher

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.

Black Truffle picnic hamper.

The best picnic spots in and around North Fremantle

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.

Raw cake pops.

Hear Chris Anca raw!

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.

Left to right: Dom, Zio Bello (Antonio) and Gio, creating magic in the cheese lab.

Fresh Italian cheese? Yes please! Here’s where to get it.

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.

Creamy salmon pappardelle pasta with rocket, peas and zucchini.

Our top 6 spring produce picks

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. 

Fathers Day Gift Ideas.

Top 6 gourmet gifts for Dads

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!

Juices in the Level 2 cleanse.

What happens during a juice cleanse?

Inspired to detox from a cycle of increasingly unhealthy diet habits, I recently did a 5-day juice cleanse. This is what I experienced.

Prosciutto di Parma with La Delizia Latticini fresh mozzarella and freshly picked basil

Get a grillin’: Our top 5 winter toasties

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!

Arjun Kumar representing at the Perth Royal Show.

How drinking tea can improve your health

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.

Eat Well! Try our house-made poke bowls.

Winter workouts: How to stay motivated?

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.

The Black Truffle’s slow cooked braised beef cheek ragu with fresh pappardelle

Go slow: tips and tricks for cooking slow cooked meals

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 historic, lovingly restored grandstand at Gilbert Fraser Reserve.

The North Fremantle Football Club: Celebrating 100 years of community

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.

Paul and Simon Dimattina in Costa Rica

Dimattina Coffee: from the ground up

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.

House-made Beef Pie and Sauce

Our top 10 winter pies

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.

House-made Chicken Pie

Making flaky pastry easy as pie

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.

Manjimup Black Truffle

Why we love locally grown Manjimup truffles

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.

Charred corn, pulled pork and house-made guacamole soft tacos

Our top 5 winter produce picks

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.

Inside the Black Truffle

How coronvirus is changing our business

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.

Individual Lasagne

How to beat the supermarket madness and remain well fed

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.

A Black Truffle Christmas feast.

Feast your eyes on this!

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?

Charcuterie spread.

Amazing graze: create a crowd-pleasing antipasto platter

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.

Frank Green keep cups.

6 teacher gifts they’ll actually want

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.

Image via Instagram @underthebridgefreo.

Meals on wheels: Where to find food trucks in Freo?

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.

With over 20 years’ experience (including as a head chef) in hectic restaurants, Karl is appreciating the laid back atmosphere in The Black Truffle kitchen.

Chef’s choice: What to look out for in November

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.

Aloe vera is perhaps the most common natural treatment for sunburn.

How to soothe sun damaged skin naturally at home

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.

The Long Table Dinner.

Eat, drink and be merry for a cause

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.

 Il Gelato ice cream.

The scoop on Il Gelato

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.

Green Tomato Pickle.

With Christine’s condiments…

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.

Stuffed turkey.

Top ideas for a Melbourne Cup party at home

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.

Dingo Dining’s pop-up street food stall at Sunshine Harvester Works, Fremantle, every Friday fortnight.

Discover Dingo Dining

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…

One of the many variations on the poke bowl, made fresh in-house at The Black Truffle.

Everything you need to know about poke bowls

Healthy and delicious, the poke bowl is the holy grail of take-away food, but just what is it, and why all the fuss?

Fresh meals.

What’s new this month?

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.

Dingo Sauce Co.

Father’s Day gifts for foodie dudes

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.

Find the all-natural range of delicious Nuttabutta peanut spreads at The Black Truffle.

6 reasons to eat more nuts

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.

Black Truffle - Grab and go cabinet.

Five ways the takeaway food industry is changing

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…)

Easter gift guide.

The ultimate Easter gift guide

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!

Brebirousse.

October’s Cheese of the Month.

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.

Romesh (Romo) Fernando, Jason (Junior) Baird and David (Jenko) Jenkins.

The fast and the furious

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.

Stand-Up paddle boarding.

Five ways to spend summer in North Fremantle

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.

Indoor plant know-how.

Indoor plant know-how

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.

Fried Haloumi.

September’s Cheese of the Month

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.

Green asparagus.

Spear a thought for asparagus

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.

How our belly influences our brain (freepic.diller/freepik.).

How our belly influences our brain?

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.

Rok Kombucha (Images by Jillian McHugh Photography and courtesy rok Kombucha).

All about ‘booch’

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.

Green St. Kitchen products.

It’s hot in the Green St Kitchen!

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.

Truffle Grana Padano.

August’s Cheese of the Month

This month’s featured cheese combines two of our favourite flavours – Grana Padano and black truffles.

FORVM wine vinegars.

Top gifts for foodie Fathers

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.

Classic pumpkin soup.

Our top 6 winter soups

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.

Crunchy Nuttabutta peanut butter.

Why Nuttabutta is better

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.

Brie aux truffes.

July’s Cheese of the Month

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.

Winter Vitamins (Source: <a href=’https://www.freepik.com/free-photo/leaves-amidst-fruits_2209828.htm’>Designed by Freepik</a>).

Vitamins and minerals to help fight winter lurgies

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.

Butternut pumpkin.

How to pick the perfect pumpkin?

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.

Sweet Pete Treats.

Why no one is sweeter than Peta

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.

Slow cooked pork.

How to get the most from your slow cooker

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.

Feta.

June’s Cheese of the Month

Ahhh feta… it just makes everything taste better, right? See which styles we’re crushing on this month.

The Black Truffle’s house-made chickpea and turmeric patties.

How to go gluten free

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.

Black & white truffles.

Black vs white: truffles explained

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.

Dion & his dog.

The Stonebarn story

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.

Charcuterie board.

The perfect cure

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.

Pecorino.

May’s Cheese of the Month

Straight from the gassy slopes of Sardinia, our May cheese of the month is an Italian classic.

Cheese platter.

How to create the ultimate cheese board

Forget the Jatz crackers, semi-matured cheddar squares and cabanossi. Here’s how to pull together the ultimate cheese platter.

Polenta and braised beef.

Getting to know polenta

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.

Lee Ann - The Cheeky Project.

Perth’s cheeky home of health and wellness

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.

Cendre Royale.

April’s Cheese of the Month

If you love France’s famous Morbier cheese, you’ll love this fruity, semi-soft alternative.

We can create the perfect high tea menu for your Mum.

Mother’s Day gift guide

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!

Happy Mothers Day.

Five things you may not know about Mother’s Day

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.

Roger at work.

The business of beekeeping

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.

Delice des Cremiers.

March’s Cheese of the Month

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.

Whistler’s half egg filled with mini eggs.

Not your average Easter gifts!

Need a gift that will really impress this Easter? We’ve got your back with a sophisticated range of gourmet gifts and yummy treats.

Veganism: Why it’s more than just a passing fad.

Veganism: Why it’s more than just a passing fad

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.

Jessica’s spiced carrot, pumpkin and coconut soup (Image @ Jessica Lowe).

10 tips for staying healthy during autumn and winter

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.

Bean-to-bar blocks.

Bahen & Co: Taking it back to basics

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.

Mons Comté AOP 18 month (Source: Three Wheeled Cheese).

November’s Cheese of the Month

Some say Comte is the king of French cheeses. Here’s why…

St Patrick’s kitchen volunteers, Elaine, Sharon, Sandra, Dorothy and Tim.

The spirit of giving: How to show some Christmas charity

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.

Claire and her son, Kai.

Slice as nice

Meet Claire Sheehy, the Perth-based mother on a mission to prove desserts can be both delicious and nutritious.

The countdown to Christmas is on!

Your Christmas planning checklist

The countdown to Christmas has started, so to help you plan a stress-free festive season, we’ve created an entertaining essentials checklist.

Black Truffle gift hamper.

Festive gifts for foodies

Got a gourmand to spoil this Christmas? We’ve hand-picked just a few of the incredible foodie gifts available in-store now. 

Queso Manchego Maturado.

October’s Cheese of the Month

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.

Mummy Brie.

10 totally disgusting Halloween food ideas

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?

Ascot Racecourse (Image © Perth Racing).

Why Australia loves the Melbourne Cup

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 beef poster.

A very saucy story

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.

Grazing table.

How to throw a show-stopping Melbourne Cup shindig

Planning to host a Melbourne Cup function at home or work? Follow these simple steps to create a party with real pizazz.

(Source: sbs.com.au).

September's Cheese of the Month

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.

Different herbs (https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/how-to-use-herbs/).

Totally herbaceous

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.

Black Truffle picnic hamper.

Awesome spring eats

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.

Mt Claremont Farmers’ Market.

The best farmers’ markets in and around Freo

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.

Leigh Nash - Dingo Sauce Co.

Some like it hot!

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.

Dingo sauces.

5 ways to Dad’s heart

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.

Form Farm cave aged cheddar.

August’s Cheese of the Month

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.

Jaffle (Image via Myfoodbook.com.au).

Our top 5 tastiest 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. 

Comparing apples to apples.

Comparing apples to apples

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.

St Patricks Community Support Centre, Fremantle.

Waste not, want not

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.

Laffine au Champagne rose.

Cheese: What’s grate in 2017

Want to know what Australian cheese lovers are eating now? Cheese aficionado and chef, Cindy Colling, dishes the dirt.

Cauliflower producer Gary Ryan.

The Southern Forests: Is this WA’s best foodie destination?

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.

The creamy cow’s milk, Blue d’Auvergne.

July’s Cheese of the Month

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.

Sophie Zalokar.

Seeing the forest for the trees

Meet Sophie Zalokar, author, food educator, highly regarded chef and champion of local food produced in the Southern Forests region of WA.

Jasper the truffle dog.

On the hunt for fresh black WA truffles

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’.

Alicia Zorn and Annita Bokobli - Floral Army.

Add a little flower power

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.

Truffle cheese.

June's Cheese of the Month

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 Pyramids.

How herbal teas can improve your health

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.

Fresh Manjimup truffles will be in-store from June 5 and throughout winter.

Truffle season is here! HUZZAH!

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! 

House-made soup

The scoop on winter soups

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.

Grazing Board.

How to be a catering boss…

Meet Jessica Wood, expert on all things catering-related at The Black Truffle.

Worst Mothers Day gifts.

The worst Mothers Day gifts EVER!!!

Looking to get your mum something really special this year? Whatever you do, steer clear of these absolute Mother’s Day fails!

Adam and Marissa Bielawski.

Pear-shaped and proud

Meet Marissa Bielawski, half of the driving force behind Western Australian artisan food business, Poach Pear.

Poached Pear pate.

May’s products of the month

Want to take your cheese and charcuterie board to the next level? You’ll need May’s moreish products of the month!

XO Teas.

Our top 5 gifts for mum

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 table.

Why we’re totally into the graze craze

Grazing tables are emerging as the hippest thing in entertaining. Here’s why we love them and insider tips for creating truly abundant spreads.  

Petit Delice des Cremiers.

April's Cheese of the Month

Who doesn’t like a gooey, oozey triple cream cheese? April’s cheese of the month is a sure-fire crowd pleaser.

Head Chef Melissa Molinari.

Meet our Head Chef!

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.

Whistler’s boxed Easter eggs.

6 eggceptional Easter gift ideas

Looking to really impress this Easter? Hop into The Black Truffle to explore our gourmet range of yummy gifts and treats.

Grab and Go meals.

What’s that? You want more?

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.

Delish Ice Katie Earl.

Top of the pops!

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.

Chocolatier Sue Lewis.

Even tempered

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

Millers Toast cracker and Vinofood fruit paste combo.

5 delicious Christmas gift ideas

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.

Thomas Hoe Stilton (clawson.co.uk).

December's Cheese of the Month

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.   Thomas Hoe Stilton, $69.95/kg 

Panettone.

Why you should be eating panettone this Christmas

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.

Cheese board.

Fromage Faux Pas: How to create the perfect cheese board

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.

Glazed Christmas ham.

The Story of Christmas Ham

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.

Jess from Kinky Kondiments.

We’re kinky and proud. Here’s why you should be too…

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.

Baked Christmas ham.

Easy peasy Christmas catering!

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.

House-made tuna bites.

So what is going on next door?

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….

Persian feta.

November's Cheese of the Month

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.

Small fruit platter.

5 foods to eat NOW!

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.

Prosciutto wrapped breadsticks.

Leave it to the experts!

Epic catering fails! These hilarious pics prove that not all entertaining platters are created equal.

SWAG (Ashed Chevre).

October's Cheese of the Month

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.

Black Truffle picnic hamper.

4 ways to a perfect picnic

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.

Piggy ice-cream sandwiches.

The best ice-cream sandwiches you'll ever eat!

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.

Fromager des clarines.

September's Cheese of the Month

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.

Cookbooks.

Dude food for Dads

September 4 is Father’s Day and if you’re still searching for the perfect gift, we’ve got your back.

House-made beef lasagne.

Our top 5 lasagne secrets revealed!

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.

Chef Ash Davis.

Look Who's Cooking...

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.

Vinofood.

Everything you need to know about Vinofood

Meet our friend Leanne Rogers and find out why we love her, and her West Australian-made Vinofood products.

Truffle fondue.

It's the final call for Black Truffles!

As the season draws to a close, here’s some last minute kitchen inspiration for black truffle devotees.

Cave Aged Cheddar (image via www.finecheese.co.uk).

August's Cheese of the Month

See why we’re currently coveting Queso Manchego and The Fine Cheese Co Cave Aged Cheddar.

House-made beef lasagne.

Some like it hot!

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.

 Will Studd selected Brillat Savarin (Picture credits: http://www.willstudd.com/).

Make it a double... or a triple!

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!

House-made quiche tart.

We are Hiring!

WE ARE IN NEED OF AN EXPERIENCED COOK OR CHEF FOR OUR GOURMET DELI

Black Truffle picnic hamper.

Valentine's Day, Sunday 14th Feb. 2016

Roses are red Violets are blue Sugar is sweet And so are you!

Cumquat glazed Christmas ham.

Pre-Order your Christmas Ham

Its that time of year again when you start to think about Christmas celebrations and the feast that goes with them.

Gourmet gift hamper products.

Celebrate or congratulate with our gourmet gift hampers!

Gourmet Gift Hampers and Boxes for Foodies!

Bunch of flowers.

Our Top 5 Mothers Day Gift Ideas

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

Farmhouse bacon.

Eat Local, Love Local

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.

Watermelon.

Lets Get Juicy!!

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!!!

Panettone.

Perfect Panettone

It wouldn’t be Christmas in Italy with panettone!

Christmas ham.

Christmas Menu

Its that time of year again when you start to think about Christmas celebrations and the feast that goes with them.

RIFLE PAPER CO. gift cards.

RIFLE PAPER CO. Gift Cards

Check out our gorgeous gift card range, including the new arrival of Christmas cards, for the very boutique stationery brand, Rifle Paper Co.

Picnic hamper.

Bite into Spring

Ok so its been a while since our last update…. hope you can forgive us!

Black truffles.

Truffles!

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!