Truffle has often been called the black gold of the forest. Truffle can be found in Gotland’s beautiful oak and hazel tracts. On Sunday 17th November, you will get the opportunity to join an experienced truffle hunter in the grounds in Rute, near Roma or in Ljugarn. You will learn about truffle in the ground, truffle in cooking and how truffle dogs work. It is fascinating to watch the dogs at work. Different truffles have slightly different aromas. During the hunt you will be able to smell the truffles as they are pulled free from beneath the ground surface. Each truffle hunter has his or her opinion as to how truffles should be used in cooking. During the hunt, participants and hunters often discuss how to get the best out of truffles and their taste in cooking.
Experienced truffle hunters and trained truffle dogs will be on hand throughout the truffle hunt.
Clothing: Warm, comfortable clothes and waterproof shoes or boots.
You can choose between various locations and times. All hunts take place on Sunday 17th November during the Gotland Truffle Festival:
Ljugarn 10 – 11.30 a.m. Meeting point at Smakrike Krog & Logi in Ljugarn, which can be reached by car. Drive along road 143 to Ljugarn. Drive into the village. Smakrike Krog & Logi is at Claudelins väg 1 in Ljugarn, on your left.
Lövsta, Roma kl 11 – 12.30 a.m. Gotlands landsbygdstrafik bus no. 11 departs from Visby bus station at 10.30 a.m. The bus ticket is not included. Car drivers should drive along road no. 143 towards Roma. Turn left into Gotland Grönt Centrum along the tree-lined approach. The meeting point is at the car park in front of the Restaurant Tina & Maria på Lövsta.
Hajdes kl 12.00 – 13.30. The meeting point is at the mill att Fröjel, Hajdes Skogsgård. Car drivers should drive along road no 141 towards Hemse. Turn left to Hajdes, by Lojsta Russpark approx 5 km.
Buss take buss no 10 from busstation, Visby 10.35 – Klintehamn 11.10. The trufflehunter will meet you in Klintehamn (send an sms to +46704470930 and tell that you take the bus). If you take the buss have some snacks with you for the waiting time. Buss back to Visby leaves from Alstäde, Fröjel att 2 pm is in Visby at 3 pm.
Rute kl 11 – 12.30 a.m. The meeting point is at Risungs Gård in Rute, which can be reached by car. Drive along road no. 148 towards Fårösund. After about 41 kms, turn right at Rute Västrume (signposted: Lamm och tryffel). After 2.4 kms, turn left into Risungs gård. The meeting point is at the farm shop.
Lövsta, Roma kl 1.15 – 2.45 p.m. Gotlands landsbygdstrafik bus no. 11 departs from Visby bus station at 12.50 pm. The bus ticket is not included. Car drivers should drive along road no. 143 towards Roma. Turn left into Gotland Grönt Centrum along the tree-lined approach. The meeting point is at the car park in front of the Restaurant Tina & Maria på Lövsta.
The price of a truffle hunt is 500 SEK.
The truffle hunt can be booked here.
Are you keen on sampling different truffle dishes after the hunt? Smakrike will be serving a Truffle Brunch. Click on the tab Truffle Brunch for more information.
For any queries about the truffle hunts, call Susanne Welin-Berger, tel: 0046-707-26 28 88.