What is Shiitake Mushroom?
The shitake is a type of mushroom with a uniquely earthy flavor that is rich, buttery and meaty. The shitake mushrooms grows on logs and trees. They have thin white stems that appear almost fuzzy, they are not smooth like the stem of a button mushroom. The caps are flat with edges that gently curve under. Deeply curved edges indicate an immature shitake that was picked too soon. The cap is light brown on top and has a cream colored underside with gills. The texture is smooth with a bit of a moist chew.