Other names: Matsutake (Pine Mushroom)
Availability: August through December
Source: Canada and the United States.
Handling Tips: 36°F. Keep cold and dry. Do not wash, wipe clean
General Information: Cap is often white to yellow, with brown or cinnamon stains. The matsutake's aroma is lost if sauteed. A better method is to slice the caps, salt lightly and grill until golden brown. They will remain chewy, but their complex flavor will long be remembered.