Fascinating Truffle Seminar

Learn more about truffle cultivation, truffle in cooking and truffle in the world.
The seminar will be held mostly in swedish

Saturday 20th November 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Welcome to a popular science seminar with truffle doctor Christina Wedén, microbiome professor Stefan Bertilsson, this year’s honorary truffle Peter Eriksson from Linnea & Peter and this year’s truffle chef Luqaz Ottosson restaurant Rot in Norrlanda. Around the world interesting things happens in the truffle field. During the seminar, we get knowledge about the truffle’s microbiome and what is going on in the truffle industry in Sweden and the rest of the world. During the second part of the seminar, the focus is on the truffle in the food. Both Peter and Luqaz are professionals at bringing out the aromas of the Gotland truffle in the kitchen.

The seminar can be followed on site or online. We will broadcast the seminar live via the Zoom tool.

Lecturers at the Seminar:

Christina Wedén is a lecturer at Uppsala University and a Doctor of Biology, having written her PhD thesis on Black Truffles of Sweden (2004). Since 1997, Christina has worked with Gotlandic truffle, both regarding genetic variations and ecology in connection with cultivation. During recent years, she has been involved in research involving the chemical analysis of the content and aroma of truffle. Alongside her scientific research, Christina runs a company Tryffikultur AB in partnership with the agriculturalist Lina Pettersson. Tryffikultur AB aims to develop trufficulture in Sweden and northern Europe.

Stefan Bertilsson is Professor of Functional Ecology in Limnic Systems at the Department of Water and the Environment at SLU. Stefan does research, among other things, the turnover and conversion of carbon and nitrogen associations. One result of the trees’ carbon storage is the process of forming underground-growing fungi as our wonderful fragrant truffles. Stefan introduces us to interesting new worlds.

Truffle Chef of the Year 2020 and 2021
”Truffle Chef of the Year” is an award that Gotland’s Truffle Academy nominates annually to reward food creators who have benefited the development of the truffle industry on Gotland, e.g. by contributing to increased truffle competence in the restaurant industry, developing new truffle dishes and / or showing the possibilities with the Gotland truffle.

The jury’s motivation is:
Luqaz Ottosson is a fantastic food creator who develops his dishes in close dialogue with local farms. From growing up in Eksjö, Luqaz came to 50-square on Gotland in 2009 and fell in love with the island. At Lilla Bjers, which wins awards again and again, Luqaz started and developed their restaurant for four years. In 2017, he opened his own restaurant Rot in Norrlanda in eastern part of Gotland. At Restaurang Rot you not only get what is best for the day for the season; you get an experience in genuine food art. He has several times placed himself at the top among Sweden’s best chefs in the national competition ”Swedish Chef of the Year”, he shows his qualities within the Swedish elite. The Gotland truffle is one of Luqaz ’most appreciated ingredients in the autumn. In Luqaz ’hands, the aromas of the truffle appear in all possible and impossible combinations.

Honorary Truffle of 2020 and 2021
Every year, a person is appointed to this year’s honorary truffle, who with great success and good example has favoured the development of the truffle industry on Gotland.

The jury’s motivation is:
Peter Eriksson runs together with Linnea Liljedahl, restaurant Linnea & Peter in Örnsköldsvik. Peters is passionate about Swedish raw materials, preferably locally produced, if possible, as well as for food crafts. Peter has worked with Gotland truffles since the beginning of the 2000s, first at restaurant Paul & Norbert and then at his restaurant Linnea & Peter. Every year he lifts the Gotland truffle to fantastic heights in his creative cooking. The highlight is the annual Truffle Party, where Peter has composed a long menu. It kicks off on a Saturday when the restaurant is fully booked with two seating’s and a waiting list, with returning guests from all over Norrland. Peter has put the Gotland truffle on the map in Norrland.

The seminar will be held at Donnerska huset in Visby.
The prize of the seminar is 400 SEK when participating IRL. The price is 200 SEK when participating online. To book the seminar click here.

The number of people who can attend the seminar on site is limited. Be extra careful to enter the correct email address when you book to attend the seminar at a distance. The link will be emailed to the email address you provide.

If you have any queries about the seminar, call Susanne Welin-Berger, cellphone: +46 707 262 888.