Dried Grade A Porcini Mushrooms
Our Dried Porcini Mushrooms are the quintessential dried mushroom, packed with rich umami flavor. The drying process intensifies both the aroma and flavor of our Dried Porcini Mushrooms with the added benefit of preserving them for future uses.
To reconstitute, place Dried Porcini Mushrooms in a heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water. Soak for 6 to 9 minutes, stirring occasionally. Rinse well. Note: if using soaking liquid in recipe, discard material that may settle in bottom of bowl.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place for up to 12 months under optimal storage conditions.
The name "porcini" is Italian for "little piglet,” but actually refers to several varieties of mushrooms. The porcini most familiar to American consumers is the Boletus edulis, also known as king bolete, cep, and penny bun mushrooms. Porcini Mushrooms are among the most highly aromatic and flavorful of all mushrooms available commercially. They have a rich, nutty aroma reminiscent of the wooded hillsides where they grow and a deep, meaty flavor. Porcinis grow in a symbiotic relationship with trees and are often found poking up out of the discarded leaves beneath their branches. They are closely related to bolete mushrooms, and when fresh the two varieties can best be differentiated by the gills hanging from the bottom of porcinis' caps, while boletes have a spongy network of tubes.
The gentle drying process intensifies both the aroma and flavor of dried porcini mushrooms with the added benefit of preserving them for future use. Dried porcini mushrooms can be used in nearly all preparations calling for fresh porcinis.
We carefully source our premium porcini mushrooms from a variety of international vendors to guarantee our supply of the finest Grade A porcinis available.
This mushroom and onion soup gets its deep flavor from umami-rich porcini mushrooms and a note of sweetness from onion, creating a satisfying and hearty soup that’s perfect for a cold day.