Closely related to a Golden Chanterelle, Hedgehog mushrooms are similar to Chanterelles in appearance, taste and smell. The distinct difference is that Hedgehog mushrooms are covered in spines or “teeth”, on their underside, resembling a Hedgehog.
Mushrooms are a huge group of edible fungi that are grown, picked and eaten in almost every country around the world. Mushrooms come to us as cultivated, grown in some manner by man, or, as wild, originating in wooded forests.
Interestingly enough, cultivated mushrooms do not grow in the wild and wild mushrooms have yet to be successfully cultivated by man.