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About Jax Lee

Jax is the General Manager of Kings Truffles. She manages all husbandries and harvesting for over 5000 trees managed by KT and with this experience is able to act in a consulting role as well as being the key person in organising sales and marketing of truffles. Jax also looks after the nursery side of the company.

Kings Truffles on Country Calendar

This coming Saturday 3rd December at 7pm on TVNZ1, Kings Truffles will have the iconic New Zealand farming show, Country Calendar, showcasing Jax and her dogs, Bill (Jax’s father) and Bridget (Jax’s sister), as well as other local North Canterbury businesses.

“Growing truffles has become a lifestyle interest for a handful of New Zealanders in recent […]

By |November 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Kings Truffles on Country Calendar

Truffle Day Out with Pegasus Bay Winery

Another ‘Truffle Day Out” but this time with lunch at Pegasus Bay Winery. These events are so popular and a great day with truffles, food, wine and laughter. Perfect!

A wonderful day out in the beautiful Waipara Valley in North Canterbury. Your day will begin with a truffle hunt at  Limestone Hills with Rosie the Truffle […]

By |July 15th, 2016|Restaurants, Truffle Dogs and Harvesting Black Truffles, Truffle Growers in New Zealand|Comments Off on Truffle Day Out with Pegasus Bay Winery

Rustic Truffle Gala Lunch

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Memorys Restaurant and Kings Truffles have joined forces to create a relaxed dining experience, celebrating the Perigord Black Truffle.

The Perigord truffle originates from the Southwestern region of France known as Dordogne, specifically Perigord, often being called the “diamonds of Perigord”

The Perigord Black truffle is considered the finest edible fungi, characterised by a subtle aroma and earthy flavour reminiscent of a rich […]

By |July 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Rustic Truffle Gala Lunch

Truffle Day Out with Black Estate Winery

This was an absolute hit last year, run as part of the Canterbury Truffle Festival. Local truffle growers and wineries in North Canterbury join forces to bring you an amazing event!

A wonderful day out in the beautiful Waipara Valley in North Canterbury. Your day will begin with a truffle hunt at  Limestone Hills with Rosie […]

By |July 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Truffle Day Out with Black Estate Winery

Truffle Cooking Class with Jonny Schwass

How do I cook with truffles at home? It’s one thing to enjoy them prepared for you in a restaurant, but imagine if you could wow your friends by using them at a dinner party at home! Canterbury’s truffle producers now have enough truffle to offer directly to home cooks, and used cleverly they may […]

By |June 30th, 2016|Restaurants, Truffle Dogs and Harvesting Black Truffles, Truffle Recipes|Comments Off on Truffle Cooking Class with Jonny Schwass

Canterbury Truffle Festival 2016

A food and wine celebration of the fantastic underground fungal treats, is to be held in Christchurch and it’s surrounding areas and yet again Kings Truffles will be participating.

The festival is designed to give everyone a chance to taste truffles, and discover why they’re such a wonderful gourmet experience. There will be something for everyone, from […]

By |June 20th, 2016|Restaurants, Truffle Dogs and Harvesting Black Truffles, Truffle Growers in New Zealand, Truffle Recipes, truffles in media|Comments Off on Canterbury Truffle Festival 2016

Selling Truffles… Get Paid!

I speak from learning the hard way that not all customers are created equal!

It is all very exciting finding your first truffles and often they are consumed in celebration for a while before the thought of selling them even crosses the mind. When that time does come there are some matters that should at the very […]

By |March 15th, 2016|Truffiere Husbandries, Truffle Growers in New Zealand|Comments Off on Selling Truffles… Get Paid!

Taste Tantalising Truffle photos

In December 2015 I went on a trip to Hong Kong, Spain and San Francisco with my dad, Bill Lee. It was an amazing time and luckily we were still getting along by the time we returned from 12 days of living out of each others pockets. The trip was a mixture of marketing our own […]

By |February 18th, 2016|Restaurants, Truffles overseas|Comments Off on Taste Tantalising Truffle photos

Summer Holiday Reading

I find the summer holidays are the perfect time to catch up on all the books and magazines I have been piling up over the last few hectic months before Christmas. Though my holidays seemed to have blurred into a distant memory already, I am still managing to sneak in a few hours here and […]

By |January 18th, 2016|Truffiere Husbandries, Truffle Dogs and Harvesting Black Truffles, Truffle Growers in New Zealand, truffles in media|Comments Off on Summer Holiday Reading

Truffle Puppies for Sale

As mentioned in previous blogs we had to put one of our dogs down this season. I can not stress enough, the importance of organising how you will locate and harvest your truffle at the start of the season. Options are avaliable to you with some great dog handlers making themselves avaliable to the industry BUT […]

By |November 26th, 2015|Truffle Dogs and Harvesting Black Truffles|Comments Off on Truffle Puppies for Sale