Dried Bolete Mushrooms
Bolete Mushrooms belong to a family of mushrooms that are closely related to porcini. They boast an appearance, flavor profile and texture very similar to the prized Italian variety.
Our Bolete Mushrooms are collected from wild locations and may contain small stones or pebbles trapped within them. Rinse mushrooms under cold running water to remove any possible debris. To rehydrate prior to use, place mushrooms in a heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water. Soak until softened, typically 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to help dislodge any trapped stones. Remove from water, and examine a second time. Strain and save the highly flavorful soaking liquid to add back into the recipe.
Bolete mushrooms are often used as a substitute for porcinis in traditional Italian recipes, as they have a very similar look and flavor. In this simple pasta dish, they add depth of flavor and a meaty texture to a fresh tomato cream sauce.