A visit to a smokehouse is a must when in Bornholm. A smoked herring is a classical Bornholm delicacy.
Read more on the Bornholm smokehouses here
All over Bornholm you will see smokehouses with their traditional chimneys. They are typically combined with both a restaurant and a shop. The Bornholm smokehouses still produce delicious smoked herring, which many say is the true taste of Bornholm.
Smoked herring is a traditional Bornholmian dish, so you must try “Sol over Gudhjem”, a smoked herring served with a raw egg yolk, radishes, spring onions and rye bread. Other dishes to try include the Bornholm salmon, cod, halibut, mackerel, eel, trout, prawns and other smoked products – they are definitely worth a taste!
Read also about the Chef Competition “Sol over Gudhjem”
Smoking at the Bornholmian smokehouses is done by hanging herrings or other smoked products on grills or spits over alder wood. The smoked products are placed in a chimney, which is why you will see the large open chimneys at most smokehouses. The main rule of smoking is that there must only be embers, which is why the smoking is constantly monitored.
Many of the smokehouses on Bornholm open around Easter and are open until after autumn half-term.