Cremini and Portobello Mushrooms

Agaricus bisporus

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See also the many names below

Cremini mushrooms—also marketed as Crimini baby Bellas, Golden Italian, Roman, or Classic Brown Mushrooms—are also, as you may already know, juvenile portobellos (about which more later). They are, as well, the same as white or button mushrooms (or champignons, to the restaurant trade), but a different strain. “What’s old is new”:This mushroom is a réintroduction of the brown mushroom that was common in the United States before the white strain was isolated and developed during the mid-1920s. It differs from the white in its cocoa coloring, more solid texture, and richer flavor.