Secrets of the Forest Floor
Fresh from his discoveries at the Stoneleigh vineyard, we join celebrity chef Mark McEwan on his trip to Nelson. Travelling through the rolling hills and green valleys of Upper Moutere, Mark meets Theres – a mushroom grower from Switzerland who now calls New Zealand home. Moving to the South Island 17 years ago with her husband Hannes and four children, Theres discovered more than just beautiful scenery on arrival. Already avid mushroom hunters, this family stumbled across their own piece of paradise here in the Nelson countryside. Uncovering the perfect land for growing rare Saffron Milk Cap Mushrooms, Theres and Hannes’ passion, expertise and environment joined forces; and so Neudorf Mushrooms was born.
Situated at the top of New Zealand’s South Island, this small slice of rural New Zealand is a special part of the Nelson region, providing the ideal conditions for growing Saffron Milk Cap Mushrooms. Unique in appearance and flavour due to the orange milky sap that gives them their name, their process of creation truly showcases nature’s special strain of brilliance.