Mushrooms, Dried Wild King Boletus (14g)

Forbes Wild Foods

Produced In: Canada

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14g of dried mushrooms is equal to approximately 125g of fresh mushrooms.
We can special order larger formats (at better value!) upon request.

The King Boletus is perhaps the best known wild mushroom (aka Porcini, Ceps, Edulis Boletus, Steinpilz, Herrenpilz, eekhoorntjesbrood, prawdziwek, boletus chippewaensis) and is particularly revered throughout europe, where it is considered a staple in many kitchens. These mushrooms, known as the edulis clade, lend themselves to a wide variety of dishes, from stuffed meats to rich sauces to vegan dishes that require a meaty umami flavour only king boletes can provide. They pair well with duck, beef, game, dairy and shellfish and are a staple in many vegetarian dishes. As the king of mushrooms it is very flavourful: it can be eaten raw or cooked, and many people swear that the flavours become intensified in the drying process. In Ontario and Quebec, where the majority of our king boletes come from, the primary member of the boletus edulis clade is Boletus chippewaensis, a strong great tasting porcini identifiable by the reticulation on the stem and a slightly dimpled brick coloured cap that breaks a yellower shade of orange on its edge, often with white spongy pore surface when young, yellowing with age, and eventually turning olive when dried or bruised. Buy some wild picked Canadian king boletes today and taste the superior quality of Canadian kings.


Forbes Wild Foods is a Canadian company that proudly supplies wild, hand-picked foods to restaurants; farmers markets; hotels; gift, food, and health stores; and to individual customers via our online store. All of our foods are sustainably harvested from the Canadian wilderness by trained, knowledgeable pickers. Our suppliers practice progressive harvesting methods -- ones that are both sustainable for its neighbouring plant species and surrounding ecosystem; and for the pickers themselves, whose livelihood is supported by a thriving source of wild foods.

Our specialized pickers (consisting of Indigenous people, women, youth, retirees, farmers, and professional foragers) are usually residents of rural or remote communities who respect the lands that support them. Only those wild foods that grow in great abundance and whose survival is not in danger are considered for harvest. Forbes Wild Foods also works with regional and northern wild food producers to help propagate rare wild food plants by reintroducing them to lands that need remedial attention, such as overgrazed woodlots and pastures.