Visit a shiitake mushroom farm, learn how to make it, pick it up yourself, and in the end indulge yourself with a tasting. You will arrive at the mushroom farm and we will introduce you to the farmer. After the presentation, we will walk through the farm to see the shiitake mushrooms and all the equipment and special techniques for harvesting. This is a true experience, so you will have a workshop about " mushroom inoculation" and you will pick your own shiitake mushrooms. The farmer will teach you how to taste shiitake mushrooms, and explain what makes good mushrooms —and what makes the bad stuff, too. During the lunch on the farm, you will see all the mushrooms dishes: risotto and homemade sauteed. You will end this day with a wealth of knowledge about production techniques, history, and the freshness, intensity, and variety that high-quality mushrooms can offer.
If you wish to propose another day or time for the experience, send us a message : firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to reschedule, or we can include one more experience for all day experience.
Location: Torres Novas
Duration: 4-5 hours Number of persons: 2 to 20 people
Our experience will include:
- Arrival to the farm and welcome by the producer
- Guided tour of the farm
- Practical mushroom inoculation workshop
- Harvesting experience
- Tasting mushrooms
- Lunch with the producer *
* Lunch: drinks, mushroom risotto with homemade grilled fries, dessert and coffee
Transportation from Lisbon :
- 1 un = 1 transportation - 2 - 4 persons
- 2 un = 1 transportation - 5 - 8 persons
- 3 un = 2 transportation - 9 - 16 persons
- 4 un = 3 transportation - 17 -20 persons
Our exploration is characterized by being family-friendly, where the family "Lopes" based on human and ethical values, combines the experience of the elders with the irreverence of the younger. Its products are completely organic finding the entire production process certified by Naturalfa.
Long a symbol of longevity in Asia because of their health-promoting properties, shiitake mushrooms have been used medicinally by the Chinese for more than 6,000 years.Like other mushrooms, these specialty mushrooms are as mysteriously unique as they are delicious. While often thought of as a vegetable and prepared like one, mushrooms are actually a fungus, a special type of living organism that has no roots, leaves, flowers or seeds.They are rich in B vitamins, a good source of vitamin B2, and a good source of vitamin B6, niacin, choline, and folate. Additionally, they are concentrated in minerals, being and excellent source of selenium and copper, zinc and manganese.
Preparing and cooking
Mushrooms are very porous, so if they are exposed to too much water they will quickly absorb it and became soggy. Therefore, the best way to clean mushrooms without sacrificing their texture and taste is to clean them using minimal, if any, water. We recommend healthy sautéeing shiitake mushrooms, we feel that this method also gives shiitake mushrooms maximum flavor. They are traditionally adde to miso soup, to give your vegetable stock an extra depth, or for a quick and easy Asian pasta dish, healthy sauté shiitake mushrooms with snap peas and tofu.
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