Maitake (Hen of the Woods) Mushroom (SO)

Fresh cultivated mushrooms

Fresh Maitake mushrooms are commonly called the “Hen of the Woods” mushroom as their appearance resembles feathers. The taste is sure to be a favorite in your house. They have an excellent texture with a true mushroom flavor which compliments chicken perfectly and just about everything else. These are an excellent choice if you are new to gourmet mushrooms- I’ve never served them to someone who didn’t like them! This cultivated variety is of the highest quality and available year ’round. Available in 1 lb packs

View some  recipe ideas when using Maitake (Hen of the Woods) Mushroom below!


Weight: 1 lb
SKU: M055 Category:

Additional Information

Weight 1 lb

1/2 lb, 1 lb


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Founded in 1977, these mycologists have over 30 years experience growing exotic specialty mushrooms in Sonoma County, California. The mushrooms are grown in a sterile medium under exacting conditions for each variety. These beautiful, fresh mushrooms have been Certified Organic since 2003. (Picture at right is a Maitake growing room). We ship these  to you FRESH in 1 lb packs.

How to Prep/Store

Store unwashed in refrigerator  either in the packaging or on clean dish covered with a kitchen towel. BRUSH LIGHTLY to remove any traces of  dirt. If necessary wash VERY quickly in COLD water just before use. Should keep for  a week. However, it is unlikely they will not be eaten before then!!!

Recipe Ideas

After cleaning, pull apart or gently slice, then sauté with butter or good quality olive oil and some good sea salt. Cook until tender. They will soften up and get yummy brown edges. However they will not turn to mush and disappear in a pool of evaporating water like your store bought button variety!  Grill or pan sear skinless boneless chicken breast over medium hot heat. Top cooked breasts with mushrooms and then if you want a special treat…drizzle each mushroom topped breast with some Oro Nero balsamic vinegar. Don't substitute the stuff in the grocery store here!  If you don't have any GOOD balsamic then simply grind on some pepper and enjoy!