Sometimes called the “Queen of the Forest”, the Chanterelle mushroom is treasured by mushroom lovers the world over. They are among the most widely used mushrooms in European cuisine. Chefs love the high-spirited flavor of the chanterelle- both delicate and spicy, with a fruity touch.
Growing wild throughout the world, Chanterelles have never yet been successfully cultivated. But wherever they are found, are prized for their superb flavor and fruity aroma, said to be reminiscent of apricots. Though mild, Chanterelles have a slight peppery edge which holds its own against other ingredients in soups, stews and other main courses.
Pair Chanterelles with chicken or salmon. Feature Chanterelles in wild mushroom soups, pasta dishes, and savory sauces.