May 29, 2021

FAQs When Buying Dried Porcini Mushrooms

By BeoHarvest Australia
FAQs When Buying Dried Porcini Mushrooms - BeoHarvest

FAQs When Buying Dried Porcini Mushrooms

How to pick when buying dried porcini?

Decide what quantity you need to order.  BeoHarvest dried porcini are packed from 20 grams to 500 grams.  BeoHarvest dried porcini are hand picked and hand sliced, have recognisable caps, stems and not a lot of crushed pieces.  Our mushrooms colour ranges from beige to hazelnut.

Delivery and Processing

BeoHarvest products are shipped to Australia and Worldwide.  We use Australia Post and delivery is processed Monday to Friday.  An email confirmation is sent to your email address after placing your order as proof of your purchase.  All orders delivered within Australia automatically have tracking.  If your order has not arrived in 7-10 days, please contact us at info@beoharvest.com.au.

Wholesale Opportunities

Chefs, independent retailers or restaurateurs who would like to customise orders can reach us at info@beoharvest.com.au

In addition, BeoHarvest offers an affiliate program for individuals or businesses interested in promoting our dried porcini and earning commissions based on referred sales. If you run a blog or have a large following on social media and would be interested in promoting our products please visit our affiliate register page https://www.beoharvest.com.au/pages/register-affiliate-account

How to store BeoHarvest dried porcini

Dried porcini mushrooms can go a long way if stored properly.  However, they are very sensitive to moisture and light.

Our recommendation especially for larger quantities is to store them in the refrigerator or freezer.  In such a dry environment they will last longer and preserve their quality and aroma better.

If storing at room temperature, make sure you re-package your dried porcini.  Place them in an airtight container (glass jar) and store in a very cool and dry place.

How to Rehydrate Dried Porcini 

The process of rehydration of dried porcini should not be rushed by using boiling water to quicken the process.  Usually dried mushrooms rehydrated with boiling water will end up with little flavour as the water used has absorbed most of it.

To get soft and delicious rehydrated porcini use lukewarm or room temperature water.  Measure the required porcini and make sure that they are all submerged or covered by the water.

The rehydration process or soaking time can very depending on the quality, quantity and thickness of the dried porcini.  BeoHarvest mushrooms are high quality and traditionally thinly sliced by hand and will be rehydrated within 30 minutes. 

Strain the rehydrated mushrooms - these should have doubled in size and ready to use.  Do not throw away porcini soaking liquid - the rich umami flavour captured can be incorporated into the recipe you are using or in soups, risotto stock, sauces, and stews.

What to cook with dried porcini

Dried porcini mushrooms are powerful essentials in your kitchen  with distinctive aroma.  Our dried porcini is wild picked and have an rich dried mushroom flavour. 

BeoHarvest dried porcini has capturing fragrance and it will bring an elevated touch of flavour and refinement to your dishes.  

Dried porcini has a myriad of uses build up your sauces, deepen soup flavour, ragu, pasta sauces, risotto.  For recipe ideas follow BeoHarvest Blogs at https://www.beoharvest.com.au/blogs/news

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