This Mushroom typically grows in the summer or fall and are found growing under conifers and hardwoods in temperate climates. The Mushrooms are used fresh or dried for consistent availability. The French name for a Bolete is Cepe. In Britain this Mushroom is known as the “Penny Bun”.
The European Boletes are sliced then dried for use. These Boletes are dark brown in color and range from 1 to 2 inches in length by 2/8 to 1/4 inch wide. The Boletes have a rich, deep, earthy flavor which is famous throughout the world in numerous cuisines.
Boletes are great in pasta sauces, soups and any recipe calling for Wild Mushrooms. Boletes are wonderful in wild rice pilaf or add them to your next stuffing or casserole dish.
To Reconstitute Dried Mushrooms
To reconstitute, blanch in boiling water for 2 – 5 minutes or soak 30 minutes in lukewarm water, wine or consommé. If desired, reserve liquid to add flavor to dishes.
Storage of Dried Mushrooms
Store in a cool, dry place
Our Boletes Mushrooms originated from Chile and China.