our story


The Truffledore is owned and operated by Ina Ansmann and Timothy Noonan.

We took on the farm and business in early 2019 and for us it has been a wonderful and much needed lifestyle change!

Ina is a marine biologist / zoologist by trade and has dabbled in several aspects of the tourism industry. Originally from Germany, she has called Australia home for over 11 years now. But still loves to sneak a few German traditions into our life down under! Timothy is from Queensland. He's worked in several industries around Australia and has been a paramedic for the last 10 years. We met working on a small island off the coast of Brisbane and connected over a shared love of animals, nature, travel and good food!

We had been dreaming of owning our own piece of land, growing fresh produce, having some chooks and other animals and running a small B&B or similar tourism business. When we came across The Truffledore on Cradle Country Farm we fell in love with this little piece of paradise straight away. Getting the hang of the truffle growing business has been an adventure and a steep learning curve. But we love being able to combine our passion for great food and simple farm living in a true farm-to-table experience… with that little bit of truffley decadence thrown in!

We’re looking forward to sharing our story and passion with anyone who wants to come and join us for a truffle hunt & harvest tour or farm stay experience on our beautiful property!

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