Sylva Dried Morels 200g
RARE WILD MUSHROOMS DRIED TO PRESERVE THEIR DELICATE TASTE
Dried Sylva Morels perfectly retain their their aroma and flavor. Dried at their peak, the become tender and meaty when cooked.
Tasting Notes from the Curator
Morels are highly sought and greatly prized mushrooms. These mushrooms are difficult to farm and flourish mostly in the wild, making them some of the rarest mushrooms in the world. Sylva Dried Morels preserve the unique aroma and flavor of morels before the delicate mushroom becomes too spongy or begins to break down.
A morel like most mushrooms can be used in different dishes to add an earthy flavor. However, it would be a shame to overpower the flavor profile of this special mushroom, and it should stand out as the main taste of any dish it’s in. It’s perfect just on its own, cooked in butter with a simple salt and pepper seasoning. Have some good quality bread ready to mop up all that juicy goodness that’s left. Accompany with a good red wine for a simple but elegant meal.
It’s best to remove the stem of the morel as you really only want the bulb and to cook it gently until the morels soak up the oil or butter its cooked in; add a little stock if needed for dried morels.
An Indispensable Part of French Gastronomy and Culture
All morels are carefully hand picked, hand cleaned and hand packed. The morel’s taste and texture make them a French favorite. They are often served fresh from early spring through to the beginning of June. French chefs like wild mushrooms and wild herbs and most will have long-term contracts with “ramasseurs de champignons et herbes” who are known as professional wild mushroom and wild herb gatherers. These French experts know the perfect season to gather morels and it is considered a serious profession to be able to tell which well-concealed areas they are expected to grow and how to tell the false morels from real ones.
Due to difficulties in cultivation, harvesting of wild morels has become a multimillion-dollar industry in some countries around the world.
Store in a cool dry place.