Cep (Boletus edulis)

Cep (Boletus edulis) by Peter Orchard
Cep (Boletus edulis), a photo by Peter Orchard on Flickr.

Cep is the common name of Boletus edulis but it also has the local name in England of Penny Bun, the cap looking much like a traditional bakers bun!

Cep is common in woodlands during the summer and in to late autumn occurring in both coniferous or broad leaved environments.

In this country we are used to buying varieties of mushrooms in our shop but in continental Europe Cep is much more likely to be seen on sale in markets and shops. It is, however, widely grown in this country for use as a flavouring for soups.

Find out more about the nature of Dorset at my website www.natureofdorset.co.uk

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