About Us

Rudy Udarbe and Willen DeGroot have been hand-making  chocolate truffles together since 1986
Rudy Udarbe and Willem DeGroot have been hand-making gourmet chocolate truffles for The Truffle Shop since 1986
Willem DeGroot – gourmet chocolate and dessert chef, along with Rudy Udarbe have been hand-making chocolate truffles and fine chocolate desserts since the mid-1980s. Located in the Gold Country of the Sierra Nevada on route 49 north of Auburn, CA., between Sacramento and Reno Nevada, the Truffle Shop is a popular destination spot for travelers on their way to the high country of Lake Tahoe or on their way back to Sacramento and points west.
The New York Hotel at 408 Broad St, Nevada City, CA home of the gourmet chocolate truffles of the Truffle Shop.
The New York Hotel at 408 Broad St, Nevada City, CA home of the gourmet chocolate truffles of the Truffle Shop.

Nevada City was first settled in 1849 and has a diverse and rich historical personality with several buildings registered as  California Historical Landmarks. The New York Hotel is the location of the Truffle Shop since 1986.  It’s located on Broad St. across from the Nevada Theater where such famous entertainers such as Mark Twain and Jack London have performed.  

The Nevada Theater where many famous luminaries have performed over the last several hundred years
The Nevada Theater where many famous luminaries have performed since the 19th Century.

 

Nevada City art -deco City Hall building across the street of the New York Hotel.
Nevada City CA art deco City Hall building across the street of the New York Hotel.
Gourmet chocolate truffles in the display case of the Truffle Shop in Nevada City, CA.
Gourmet chocolate truffles in the display case of the Truffle Shop in Nevada City, CA.
The Truffle Shop -  the perfect place to meet friends and have chocolate truffles and coffee
The Truffle Shop – the perfect place to meet friends and have chocolate truffles and coffee