St. George's Mushroom
Champagne Picnic

Saturday 6th May 2017

St. George's Mushrooms traditionally fruit around the feast of St. George (23rd April) and they continue to appear for a month or so afterwards.


With a solid consistency and a robust flavour they are valued as a gourmet mushroom in many European markets and in France they are sold under the name of 'mousseron', a name that they share with the fairy ring champignon or 'petit mousseron', a somewhat smaller mushroom that is also much sought after. There's just a chance we may find some of these too! Both of these mousserons can form impressive 'fairy rings' in grassland; the so called 'rond de sorcières' or sorcerer's rings.


On this fun day out you will learn to recognise St. George's mushroom from its key identification features and you will also be taught to recognise the habitats where you can expect to find them.


After harvesting your first St. George's mushrooms you will be shown how to cook them with other wild foods as a featured ingredient, and we will polish off our meal out in the fields with a glass of champagne. Simply fantastic!

You can learn a little more about the St. George's mushroom in this article from Fred the Forager's Blog: St. George's Mushroom in Fred the Forager's Blog

Dates available: Saturday 6th May 2017

Time: 10AM to 4.30PM

Location: Wiltshire, to be finalised according to where the mushrooms are fruiting during the days leading up the course!

Cost: £90.00 per person. A gift voucher is also available if you would like to buy this course as a present. To book a place email