About Us


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.


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.  


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