Amanita caesarea, commonly known in English as Caesar's mushroom, is a highly regarded edible mushroom in the genus Amanita, native to southern Europe and North Africa.
In Georgia, Amanita Caesarea grows in the rural areas of Imereti and Borjomi-Kharagauli regions, where LLC Caucasan has its base of operations.
Amanita Caesarea is being gathered by the local population in the forests. The gathering is carried out in a sustainable way, LLC Caucasan has seen to the training of locals in order to not damage the environment and the local resources. The acquired mushrooms are then checked by our mycologist, cut and/or sliced, dried and made ready to enjoy them to your delight
If there is a universally popular wild mushroom, it may be Boletus edulis. The French refer to them affectionately as cèpes, the Germans glorify them as Steinpilz, and the Italians are wild about their porcini. Many people use different types of these "hamburger bun," brown-capped, bulbous-stemmed, pore-bearing delicacies interchangeably with B. edulis. Most mushroom hunters commonly refer to all of these mushrooms as "boletes."
As a rule Boletes grow in association with specific trees in a variety of plant communities. By contrast, B. edulis is most commonly found in pine forests.
About ten days after the first heavy rains fall, young forms begin mounding up the pine needles under the trees. They are frequently found in large numbers. Specimens of differing ages are found at the same time. In some locations the season can last for four or five weeks. B. edulis is indeed grand and hardy to behold, with its fat, bulbous stem decorated at the top with a network of lacy white veins and its nourishing brown cap held high above the forest floor. In Georgia the main distribution area of Boletus Edulis are Imereti and Racha regions, where LLC Caucasan is gathering its resources.