The next stop of the GASTROTOP project was the 2-day study trip in Somogy county, where the project partners and the guests involved in “free” meals could participate in the programs organized by SKIK. The studytour was started with a visit to the Hansdönner Brewery, where the partcipants could gain an insight into gluten-free beer production. The following station was the Fino-food dairy company, where the dairy producton and the milk-free products were presented.
In the second half of the day the programmes and presentations were held in the Bánó Mária Kastélyszálló in Felsőmocsolád. In the afternoon two interesting lectures were held about the production of chemical-free cosmetics and its experiences. After the presentation the owner guided the group around the wonderful castle and told about the history of it, which can be traced back to the beginning of the 19. century. Finally, the last programme of the day was an interesting presentation of the organic wine production.
On the second day of the study trip, the Babérliget Kúria in Polány and Hertelendy Castle in Kutas were visited, where the group had a guided tour in both institutions and the experiences of ‘free’ dining were presented. In both places, the quiet environment, event organization and quality food has a great emphasis. Nowadays that kind of diet, which is free of certain ingredients is not only demanded by guests suffering from allergies or intolerances, but other people who has no food intolerance chose it more likely than the usual diet. Experience also shows that there is already a growing need for healthy food, which is free of additives and certain ingredients.
A total of 25 people took part in the two-day program, including Croatian and Hungarian participants.