IT’S not just gold that’s hiding beneath the soil of the goldfields. Sometimes referred to as “the diamonds of the kitchen”, truffles growing at Wattle Flat in the Creswick State Forest are now ready for harvest. The goldfields make for ideal truffle-growing conditions, with its frosty winters and warm summers, which ignite the fruiting and maturation processes. Black Cat Truffle Farm is inviting participants to join them next Sunday for a “truffle shuffle” event. Attendees will join Black Cat and their specially-trained sniffing dogs to hunt for the truffles and dig up the French delicacies. The group will then be taken to Craig’s Royal Hotel, where head chef Shannon Easton and his team will cook and present a gourmet three-course lunch featuring the sublime fungus and matched wines. The event will start July 3 at the farm. Cost is $160 for the day including the hunt, lunch and wines. Book by phoning&nbsp;5331 1377.