Magda expertise

Magda ensures its exceptional harvests worthy of your table by firmly embracing the precious knowledge and ancestral expertise of local populations. We then apply rigorous methods to identify and select irreproachable products, thanks to the demanding and strict standards of our laboratory, at the cutting-edge of progress.

MAGDA®, the pioneer in wild mushrooms

The expert selector

Our expert selectors have been exploring the entire world for nearly 20 years to identify the sites where the best wild mushrooms can be found. At the beginning of each harvest season, they travel through China, Europe, Russia and Latin America searching for the richest and most exceptional forests.

FROM HARVEST TO SORTING: AUTHENTIC AND METICULOUS

EXPERTISE

All our mushrooms are carefully hand-picked by men and women from the area. They have ancestral expertise in species identification and environmental protection and are aware that mushrooms are fragile and delicate. To avoid compromising future harvests, at Magda we are careful to manage the resources intelligently, in partnership with our pickers. We ask them to only pick the mushrooms of the right size and calibre,

to best meet our customer expectations and not damage the undergrowth. In this way, the reproductive cycles continue naturally. Mushrooms are perishable so the processing is done on the harvest site. As soon as they are delivered, they are taken from the baskets to the MAGDA® workshops for their “Star” treatment. Our expertise involves three essential, almost artisan stages. Each mushroom is painstakingly inspected by hand, brushed, scraped then sorted. Depending on its quality, calibre and size, it will be kept whole, cut or sliced before freezing.

 

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FREEZING ?

THIS IS THE IDEAL PROCESS FOR PRESERVING THE FRESHNESS AND ALL THE FLAVOURS OF THE FOREST

Once the sorting is done, Magda® immediately freezes the mushrooms, using a specific process that guarantees the best preservation of the natural textures, aromas and flavours.

From forest to plate, freezing is the most efficient process for respecting the thousands of nuances of wild mushroom flavours. Our mushrooms and vegetables are harvested at peak ripeness, then frozen within 24 hours at very low temperature. There is no time for them to be altered by air, heat or other external factors; their freshness is preserved, not forgetting their appearance and flavour.

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MAGDA: A FOREST TABLE

Magda® is famous for being the no. 1 for frozen wild mushrooms in France. It brings you the most authentic and finest gifts from Nature. Magda’s objective: introduce you to the bewitching and wild tastes of the forest and surprise you with its daring recipes with brand new flavours.

EXCEPTIONAL ORIGINS

Our travelling experts sometimes come back with astonishing finds. Among them we have the finest vegetables and the most original recipes. Magda’s objective: give you ingredients for fresh, creative and flavourful cooking.

Dare to combine the forest flavours of our morels, ceps or girolles with…chestnuts, green asparagus, broad beans or garden peas in our range or trust Magda with its own exciting and succulent specialities.

MAGDA: CONSTANT CARE FOR QUALITYIllustration Logo Magda

To guarantee the best quality for its products, Magda® has established its workshops near its harvesting areas, all over the world. The same exacting and strict procedures defined for our French factory in Drôme Provençale are applied in all our other structures. Every year, our Quality Assurance investments increase as we want to surpass our own standards, day after day. All these protocols that guarantee the quality and consistency of our products are reinforced by our ISO 22000 and IFS V6 certifications that prove our exemplary traceability and food safety standards. Magda represents the unique flavours of the forest on your table, with the guarantee of irreproachable analyses.

BOLDNESS INSPIRED BY THE FOREST

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Magda wants to offer authentic products full of flavour, always available, ready to be used however you fancy. Thanks to their immediate freezing and a perfectly managed cold chain, they are an exceptional product as if freshly picked, from all four corners of the world. In our laboratory, like haute couture designers our chefs use their talent and creativity to invent elegant recipes you can customise with your own personal touch.

FAQ

1. DO FROZEN MUSHROOMS HAVE AS MUCH FLAVOUR AS FRESH MUSHROOMS?

Yes! Freezing is one of the best techniques for preserving the quality of foods. With this process, the nutrients are maintained in an almost exactly natural state and the food can be preserved for many months. During cooking, there is no change to the colours or the flavours. The nutritional qualities and flavours of the mushrooms and vegetables are preserved…for a long time!

2. WHY DO YOUR FOREST MUSHROOMS COME FROM COUNTRIES LIKE CHINA, POLAND AND RUSSIA?

We want to offer our consumers the best products from the forest. We have carefully and exactingly selected the world’s richest and healthiest forests. Magda® is present in France and also China, Poland, Romania and even Chile and Turkey. To guarantee the best quality for our products, we have chosen to be present where the mushrooms are harvested which means we have total control of the complete production, harvest and packaging cycle (sorting, cleaning, selecting, freezing). Our mushrooms are frozen just hours after being picked. You are therefore eating a healthy product that has all its natural nutritional and taste qualities. For your information, half of the world’s cep harvest comes from the forests of the Himalayas. To find our more, visit the “Discover” pages.