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The unique robust flavor of the Velvet Pioppini™ has already made it a hit with chefs all over America. Also known as the Black Poplar mushroom, it has magnificent dark brown caps on long cream colored stems. The intense forest flavor makes it a natural for pastas, game, and red meats.
The caps are dark chocolate brown with a soft/silky texture. The creamy stems have a texture similar to asparagus. Excellent on its own, with red meats or game.
Widely used in Italy for pasta con funghi. Pair with big red wines.
Chef's Tips: Unique among cultivated mushrooms for its deep flavor. A celebrity mushroom that can make simple presentations shine or add complexity to hearty dishes.