Wondrous and wonderful, the darling of the culinary world and fairytalesque to the extreme, our Organic Freckled Chestnuts taste as delicious as they are beautiful. Affectionately known as Cinnamon Caps, their dark orange shaggy appearance, velvet-rich texture, and earthy-creamy, sweet-umami flavour makes them a firm favourite of chefs and home-cooks alike. Often described as meaty, their spongy, firm and even chewy texture is accentuated by their woodsy aroma and rich, nutty afternotes.
Indescribably superior to the imported, mass produced mushrooms that so often try (and fail) to masquerade as the real thing; Deer Manor’s Organic Freckled Chestnuts absorb nothing but their beautiful and remote Scottish environs. Once fruited, our spent mushroom substrates fertilise our estate and contribute to other stages of the mushroom growing process too. In this way, like the fallen forest logs on which Freckled Chestnut mushrooms grow naturally, there is no waste.
Like all the gourmet mushrooms that we grow, our Organic Freckled Chestnuts are a celebrated superfood recommended by the government’s Eatwell Guide. What’s more, Freckled Chestnuts may: