OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Matsutake Season Under Way In Oregon Forests

Mushroom gatherers set out in Oregon forests Tuesday for the first day of Matsutake season.  Forestry assistant professor Dan Luoma's specialty is Forest Mycology. And when it comes to the Matsutake, he’s a fan.  “Its flavor has been described as a cross between cinnamon red hots and dirty socks.  That doesn’t necessarily sound all that appealing, but it’s just a unique flavor and aroma profile that myself and many, many other people find really appealing,” said Luoma.