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 19th November, you will get the opportunity to join an experienced truffle hunter in the grounds in Rone, near Roma, Hajdes or in Etelhem. 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 20th November during the Gotland Truffle Festival:
Rone kl 10 – 11.30 am. Meeting point at Änggårde Saloon and Bed & Breakfast. From Visby – Take route 142 to Hemse. In Hemse turn left towards Ronehamn väg 527. After 8.3 km turn left. After 1.1 km turn right. After 1.1 km, Änggårde Saloon is on the left. Enter the address Rone Änggårde 921, 623 47 Hemse in your GPS
Lövsta, Roma kl 11 – 12.30 a.m. 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 Roma Gårdskrog.
Skogsgården Hajdes at 12.00 – 1.30 p.m. Meeting point at Skogsgården Hajdes, Fröjel L:a Hajdes 715, 623 55 Klintehamn.
Own car: Route 141 towards Hemse approx. 6 km. take road left ”Hajdes” approx. 1 km. drive into the yard. See you at 12. If you are unsure of the route, call Kerstin on 070-447 0930. Bus: Bus 10 from Visby bus station. Sun 10.35 ank Klintehamn 11.15. Call in good time if you are going by bus and need to be picked up 070-447 0930/Kerstin 076-942 0667/Johnny
Return from Fröjel: 14.20 arrival Visby bus station 15.10. Bus ticket not included. .
Etelhem kl 12.15 – 13.45. Meeting point at Etelhems kyrka in Etelhem.
Own car: Take road 143 from Visby to Sjonhem hill. Turn right and continue about 18 km to the exit for Etelhem church.
Bus: Take bus 11 from Visby at 11.35. It will arrive at Etelhem’s church at 12.15. Return journey approx. 2.20 pm from Etelhem’s church. Arrived in Visby at 15.10. There is a connecting bus to the ferry terminal.
The price of a truffle hunt is 550 SEK.
The truffle hunt can be booked here.
For any queries about the truffle hunts, call Susanne Welin-Berger, tel: 0046-707-26 28 88.