Hi, my name is Porcino 😃 I am a mushroom 🍄 of the boletaceae family. I grow in oak, chestnut and conifer woods 🌳
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Edibility and uses in the kitchen
Whether fresh, frozen, dry, in oil or in gourmet recipes, my firm and aromatic meat is a joy for palates all over the world!
Chefs love me: I make tasty first and second courses, as well as being a delicious side dish.
If you fry me, I make you forget about the industrial chips. But you can cook me stewed, or grilled, or in the oven. In short, I am extremely versatile and can be used throughout the menu!
Where do I come from? From the woods of all of Italy and from the forests of half of Europe!
The porcini mushroom is a spontaneous and non-cultivable mushroom. That's why we rely on skilled mushroom hunters throughout Europe, to guarantee you a continuous supply of fresh product, from May to November. Obviously, when available, we distribute our Monti Cimini porcini mushrooms!
The right habitat for porcini mushrooms
Porcini mushrooms prefer a cool and humid climate, accompanied by not too hot sunny days. This is why it is possible to find it from late spring to late autumn, mainly in woods and forests with very dense trees, which prevent the sun's rays from excessively drying the soil.
The perfect climate for the growth of the porcini mushroom
How to best preserve fresh porcini mushrooms?
Like all fresh mushrooms, to best preserve porcini mushrooms a constant temperature between 0 ° C and 4 ° C is recommended. It is perfectly fine, for example, to store them in the lowest shelf of the refrigerator, possibly wrapped in the paper bread bag (did you buy them from us in the store? Then keep them in the specific bag we gave you!).
Establishing how many days it is possible to keep fresh porcini mushrooms is not easy. There are many factors that determine the duration of the product, such as the quality of the mushrooms at the time of collection and at the time of purchase, the possible presence of worms and the degree of ripeness of the mushroom.
The best advice we can give you is to consume fresh porcini mushrooms on the day of purchase, or the day after. However, never exceed 4 days in the refrigerator. For example, you could cook the mushrooms on the day of purchase, let them cool and then freeze them: this way you can keep them in the home freezer for up to a month.
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