Truffles are edible fruits of fungi that grow in association with tree roots. They are a fascinating and delicious luxury food, steeped in history. The truffle industry in New Zealand is about 20 years old.

Kings Truffles offer a complete and integrated package of services; consultancy services in establishing and managing your own truffiere; truffle-infected seedlings for sale; access to trained truffle dogs to sniff the truffle out; a channel to market your truffles; and if you have a taste for luxury food, an opportunity to buy fresh Perigord black truffle in the winter months of New Zealand.

Based near Christchurch, but providing services nationwide, we invite you to step out on an exciting and rewarding journey by becoming involved with an industry that has a great future potential.

Following the permanent move by the General Manager of Southern Cross Truffles (Jax Lee) to a property on Kings Road near Waipara, which is intended to become the centre of our whole truffle business operations, we have decided to change the name of the business to Kings Truffles.

We are proud to call Waipara home and believe the aristocratic nature of our product is encapsulated in this name. We will now have a name that will differentiate ourselves as we prepare to take steps to enable us to export our product around the world.

What Kings Truffles can do for you

Truffle Trees


Since 2007 Kings Truffles have been successfully infecting tree seedlings with truffle spore that are tested to ensure top quality infection rates.

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Fresh Black Truffles


Currently Kings Truffles provides Perigord black truffles to top restaurants, individual chefs, specialty food and drink developers and food connoisseurs throughout New Zealand.

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Site Consultations


Kings Truffles offers personal, site specific reports on both potential sites as well as existing truffieres and the ongoing husbandry. Ring or email us today to discuss further.

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Take your first step in becoming involved with the exciting and rewarding New Zealand truffle industry by contacting Kings Truffles