Truffler’s new-found fame

AfterTasmanian Truffles owner Henry Terry was approached by a television programhehad no idea he would be given a theme song.
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Salt‘N’ Pepa’shit ‘90s songWhatta Manplayed as Mr Terry made his My Kitchen Rulesdebut on Monday evening.

The debut provoked a social media frenzy, with women across Australia tweeting and commenting their desires to see more of the Tasmanian Truffles owner.

Mr Terry said the experience was both embarrassing and flattering.

“It was definitely something different, it is hard to explain,” he said.

“I had no idea I would have been painted in this light at allit was a fair surprise when I was watching the show on Monday night,it was a bit of a shock to the system.

“I was watching it with mum and dad and they got a bit of a laugh.”

The overnight celebrity said he has since received an influx of interest and friend requests.

“It has gone quite crazy –Ihave not got round to looking at them yet,” he said.

East Cam couple Damien and Caroline Aherne,known as Damo and Caz, paid Mr Terry a visit at Tasmanian Truffles during the filming of My Kitchen Rules.

The couple used the truffles to create an entree for their pop up restaurant, cauliflower and truffle soup.

Mr Terry said the visit to the farm was very quick.

“It was odd, they came in with a massive film crew, they were in a real rush –they were in a genuine rush and were against the clock,” he said.

Mr Terry said he was grateful to have his farms’ produce on displayand has since received an increase in interest for his goods.

FAME: Tasmanian Truffles owner Henry Terry with truffle hunter Adam Mitchell and truffle dog Fantome. Picture: Caitlin Jarvis.

“We have received alot of interest from people and some overseasinterest and wholesalers wanting to get a hold of our product,” he said.

For Mr Terry, his passion for truffles began at a young age, he grew up using the quality ingredient in his kitchen.

“My parents were the first in Australia to grow the French Black truffle, one of the really nice ones,” he said.

As Mr Terry got older his involvement in the family business increased and the business shifted focus from truffles to truffle products.

The truffle products are sold across the world.

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