Cantharellus Cibarius

Common Names: Chanterelle, Golden Chanterelle, Girolle









Cantharellus cibarius, commonly known as the chanterelle, is a prized wild mushroom celebrated for its unique, peppery flavor and vibrant golden color. Popular among foragers and chefs, chanterelles are highly sought after for their culinary versatility and distinctive taste. They are commonly used in gourmet dishes such as risottos, soups, sauces, and sautéed as a side dish, adding a rich, earthy flavor to any meal. Cantharellus cibarius grows in forests, thriving in symbiotic relationships with trees such as oaks, pines, and birches. These mushrooms are typically found in clusters on the forest floor during the late summer and fall. Recognizable by their wavy, trumpet-shaped caps and false gills, chanterelles are often discovered by mushroom enthusiasts during foraging excursions. Known for their natural resistance to pests and diseases, chanterelles are a sustainable and eco-friendly food source. However, their preference for wild growth environments makes them more challenging to cultivate commercially. Incorporating Cantharellus cibarius into your diet not only enhances flavor but also boosts nutritional intake, making it a delightful and healthy addition to any culinary creation.



Mild, slightly fruity flavor


This mushroom has a mild peppery taste, adding a unique spiciness to meals.



A firm, meaty texture



A rich, fruity aroma, reminiscent of apricots

Physical Characteristics


Convex, becoming broadly convex to flat, egg-yolk yellow to deep orange


Decurrent, forked, pale yellow to egg-yolk yellow

Look Alike Species

look alike species


Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca



Differences:Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca has a more orange color and the gills are more branched compared to the smooth, rounded gills of Cantharellus cibarius.

Nutrition Facts (Raw)

Serving Size 100 g
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.5 g1%
Saturated Fat 0 g0%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg0%
Sodium 9 mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 6.9 g3%
Dietary Fiber 3.8 g14%
Total Sugars 1.2 g
Protein 1.5 g3%
Vit A 0 µg 0%B1 0 mg 0%
B2 0 mg 0%B3 0 mg 0%
B6 0 mg 0%B9 2 µg 1%
B12 0 mg 0%Vit C 0 mg 0%
Vit D 212 µg 1060%Vit E 0 mg 0%
Vit K 0 µg 0%Calcium 15 mg 1%
Copper 0.4 mg 44%Iron 3.5 mg 19%
Mg 0 mg 0%Mn 0.3 mg 13%
Phosph. 57 mg 5%Pot. 506 mg 11%
Selenium 2.2 µg 4%Zinc 0.7 mg 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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