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 20th November, you will get the opportunity to join an experienced truffle hunter in the grounds in Rute, near Roma, Hajdes 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 20th November during the Gotland Truffle Festival:
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. .
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.
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.