Organic European Porcini Aa Mushrooms
Our Dried Organic Porcini Mushrooms are the quintessential dried mushroom, with a powerfully earthy aroma that is matched by their full-bodied, umami-rich flavor.Grade AA is one of the highest grades of dried mushrooms, indicating creamy white, intact slices with few (if any) blemishes and intense flavor
Rinse mushrooms under cold running water to remove any possible debris. To rehydrate mushrooms prior to use, place them in a saucepan and cover with 4 inches of cold water. Add a generous pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat and let steep 20 to 30 minutes or until tender. Drain, reserving the liquid for another use.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Organic porcini mushrooms (Boletus edulis).
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 on which 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 uses. Dried porcini mushrooms can be used in nearly all preparations calling for fresh porcinis. In cuisine, the Porcini mushroom is characterized by a strong, nutty flavor and its versatility of use in a variety of different preparations and cooking methods. Porcini Mushrooms are graded according to their size, color, aroma and other factors. We carefully source our Porcini Mushrooms from a variety of European vendors to guarantee our supply of the finest Grade AA Porcinis available.