Triflakert (or ‘Trufflegarden’ in English) deals with truffle farming, a unique way to contribute to the development of small settlements in rural areas of the Balatonfelvidék (the Balaton Highlands), in Hungary. The project is also a pilot for developing rural communities in the area.

The Pécsely basin, just a crows flight over the picturesqe tree line to the Lake Balaton, this area is also part f the less known secrets of the Balaton Highlands. Photo:

We specialise on preparing development appraisals and exploring investment opportunities for truffle farms as well as building a location based database of sites suitable for truffle farming.

And most of all we are in the process of establishing our own truffle plantation.

Although Triflakert is small family enterprise, it draws on the skills and expertise of many fields including regional and town planning, environmental protection, forrestry, landscape design, agriculture and hospitality & tourism as well as working together with the internationally renowned Hungarian truffle researcher and truffle farm consultant Andrea Gógán Csorbai.

Our mission is to establish financially feasible, while environmentally and socially sustainable truffle farms with very strong emphasis to the culinary and gastro-tourism aspects and to promote truffle’s possible role in the agri-business food chain. Triflakert works within the contexts of cultural and natural heritage of the Balaton Highlands region, therefore heritage management is a must for us.

Triflakert works in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals with SDG 8, 11 and 13, 15 in the main focus. 

Job creation in rural areas, Triflakert is using agriculture as a sustainable way to grow and provide for the future.
Integrating all development activities of Triflakert to make sure it contributes to the social, environtmental and economic aspects of life locally and globally.
Preparing and adapting to climate change, Triflakert is a long term business, we have to have a long term vision in mind to survive.
Truffle grows in forrests, therefore protection biodiversity and water management is very important in the Triflakert plantations.