Kibbled Chilean Boletes
Our Kibbled Chilean Bolete Mushrooms are cut into 1/4-inch pieces for convenience. They are naturally preserved and dried with no artificial preservatives or additives.
Rinse mushrooms under cold running water to remove any possible debris. To rehydrate prior to use, place desired amount into a bowl and cover with boiling water. Let soak for 6 to 9 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then drain and rinse. Or, rinse and add directly to any recipe that will cook at least 15 minutes.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
The Bolete Mushroom (Boletus edulis) is a highly regarded variety of wild mushroom that grows in a symbiotic relationship with pine trees. It can be found all over the world, in any environment hospitable to pine trees. These boletes are cultivated for us in Chile.
Bolete Mushrooms are among the most highly aromatic and flavorful of all commercially cultivated mushrooms. Closely related to the prized Italian porcini, the bolete's potent, earthy flavor and meaty texture closely resembles that of its more expensive cousin, and can be substituted in recipes that call for porcinis with good results.
When fresh, Bolete Mushrooms can be differentiated from porcinis by examining the underside of the cap. Boletes have a fine, sponge-like network of tubes, whereas porcinis have gills.
Our Kibbled Chilean Bolete Mushrooms are selected, sliced and dried the same way as all the varieties of dried boletes we offer. They're then diced into 1/4-inch pieces with the same great earthy flavor as the rest of our dried boletes.