This foraging guide is designed to help identify edible mushrooms (fungi) and their poisonous lookalikes growing in the UK. This backs up information given on foraging courses led by The Foraging Course Company. Mushrooms (fungi) are listed alphabetically by common name. These online guides are a new feature, so are constantly expanding. Keep checking back for more as the season progresses! When foraging for food, it is vital that you are 100% sure of your identification.
Looking to expand your culinary palate? Exploring different types of edible mushrooms is a great way to do it. Here are 39 fungi worth hunting down.
They aren’t plants. They don’t come from animals. They are, basically, the only multi-celled fungus we eat that doesn’t play a part in fermentation.
Another thing that makes edible mushrooms unique? The sheer number of species there are in the world.
If you are interested in learning more about these special culinary fungi, then we have just the list for you. Below are 39 different types of edible mushrooms. Some of them you will probably recognize, but most of them, you’ve likely never heard of