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.
Porcinis are one of the few wild mushroom varieties safe to eat raw.
Dried & frozen porcinis (including Italian porcinis) are available year round.