Porcini mushrooms (aka King Bolete or Bolete mushrooms) are valued for their meaty texture, great depth of flavor and distinct shape. They are rich, heady, meaty and are amazingly versatile, delicate enough to give grace to an elegant stew or sauce, and yet vigorous enough to stand up to something as flavorful as a thick grilled steak. The meat-like texture of Porcini, with its earthy and somewhat nutty flavor is unequaled among mushrooms.
King bolete mushrooms are also one of the few wild varieties that are safe to eat raw.
Freezing wild porcini mushrooms preserves their flavor and texture far better than drying, allowing you to enjoy this wild delicacy year round at near fresh quality.