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 their high-spirited flavor - both delicate and spicy, with a fruity touch.
Found in the wild throughout the world, Chanterelles have never yet been successfully cultivated.
Wherever they are found, they 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.
Their fragrant aroma and fine flavor make them one of the most versatile of all mushrooms and have earned them a well-deserved place in kitchens around the world. Pair Chanterelles with chicken or salmon. Feature Chanterelles in wild mushroom soups, pasta dishes, and savory sauces.