BUY HEDGEHOG MUSHROOMS
Buy Hedgehog mushrooms: Fresh Hedgehog mushrooms, wild foraged seasonally in the USA and Europe. With a mild and slightly nutty, butterscotch flavor and a firm texture, the hedgehog mushroom is a favorite among our chef clients. This versatile mushroom works well with meat and fish recipes, as well as sauces and soups. Buy HEDGEHOG MUSHROOMS online here
Wild, foraged mushroom
Allergen: Contains mushrooms
Product of the USA or EU
For best taste, store in the refrigerator and use or freeze within 3-5 days of receipt
About MUSHROOMS – Buy Hedgehog mushrooms
Beginning foragers often confuse the chanterelle for the poisonous jack-o’-lantern, which has free, parallel gills. The chanterelle, by contrast, has forked ridges on the underside. The hedgehog’s teeth and appearance are particularly distinctive, but the novice should still be prudent and confirm ID with 100% certainty.
As you scour the woods for splashes of yellow, you might also come across another fall-fruiting chanterelle relative – the smooth chanterelle, which is often associated with oak. Like the hedgehog, the smooth chanterelle tastes every bit as good as its celebrated relative the golden chanterelle. Though not quite as foolproof as the singular hedgehog, the smooth chanterelle’s barely wrinkled underside makes it a better bet than the golden chanterelle for beginners.
The singular hedgehog offers a slightly earthier, smokier take on the chanterelle’s trademark apricot flavor. The bigger the specimen the bigger the meal – for example, Hydnum repandum can be as big as a portabella, while Hydnum umbilicated typically has a quarter-sized cap.
So, fledgling foragers, don’t worry about chanterelles for now. This fall, stick to the unmistakable hedgehog!