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
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 essentials, 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.
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.
LET’S TALK ABOUT MAGDA
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.
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 QUALITY
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
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.