A large range of mushrooms to discover
Dried morels, canned boletus, powdered or mealed chanterelles….Andesol offers a panel of rich and diversified mushrooms. Driven by passion, the company has traveled throughout the world with the aim of providing clients with varied and exotic products. From India to Canada, not to mention Latin America and Europe, the company takes its clients for a gustatory adventure on all the continents.
Particularly concerned by the quality of its products, Andesol has implemented various methods allowing to sort out and package the mushrooms. The entire production chain, upstream to downstream, is meticulously checked by true experts of the field.
At Andesol, quality takes precedence over everything else. With 17 years of solid experience in the wild mushroom industry, it has managed to establish a rigorous checking process which allows to sort and select the best available products.
Sorting the harvest
As far as Andesol is concerned, the harvest has to be natural. There’s nothing better than farmers who do the mushroom picking, with their flat baskets and knives, to make sure that mushrooms get the best care possible. Once picked, they are carefully checked and sorted out by specialists. Only those mushrooms which meet a certain number of criteria, will be accepted.
The principle of drying or desiccation is rather simple. It involves evaporating the water present in the mushrooms so that they can be preserved for several years. On the other hand, the real challenge is to make sure that the latter retains their taste and aromas. Thanks to its experience, Andesol possesses the necessary know-how to dry mushrooms and protect them against any deterioration due to any microorganisms, all the while preserving their organoleptic qualities.
In the sun or in special ovens, mushrooms are usually dried on the harvesting site. This is an essential step which requires special care. This is why Andesol positions at least one person who represents the latter in every wild mushroom producing country.
Whether they’re dry, frozen, powdered, mealed or canned, the mushrooms offered by Andesol must go through a rigorous packaging process. The goal is of course to optimize their preservation.
Realizing the importance of this step, Andesol’s main goal is to carefully examine the canning and packaging of its products. From the preparation right up to the canning, not to mention the cooking or drying, nothing is left to chance in order to ensure the smooth running of the process.
In order to guarantee their preservation, the dried mushrooms are generally stocked in food-canvas bags, in a dry and airy environment, sometimes in a deep-freezing chamber at a very low temperature in order to prevent their rapid aging. At Andesol, the warehouses are periodically inspected to make sure that the mushrooms are properly preserved.
The different types of mushrooms at Andesol
From its headquarters in Periogord, Andesol annually imports a significant quantity of high-end mushrooms from all around the world. The latter is then distributed all over France and Europe.