We agree with Wine Forest when they say that flavor-loadeddried porcini should be on every single pantry shelf. Their dried porcini are picked and dried right here in Northern California. Having their large tube of dried porcini's in hand is the equivalent of always having over a pound of fresh porcini or boletes in the house. Their legendary rich flavor is just a 15 minute water or broth soak away. Once tender they are ready for a quick sauté and to be added to everything, from endless pasta sauces, to soups. Porcini will elevate something as simple as meatloaf into something extraordinary.