Tana, gurumelo, gallipierno and tentullo mushrooms are as popular in the Sierra de Aracena as is Iberian ham. Upon arriving home, someone thought of gathering the best fruits of the mountain in autumn: mushrooms with ham. Stark contrast; quick, delicious and volatile.
The high humid mountains with good organic matter are favorable terraine for the versatile fungi, beginning with the star of the show, the Amanita caesarea, Tana en la Sierra, followed by the aureus Boletus, the best of its kind since the tentullo is a mushroom from cork oaks. In Spanish these mushrooms are called sureny, from the Quercus suber (cork oak) forests. Other quality Spanish mushrooms include gurumelo (Amanita ponderosa) and gallipierno or parasol (Macrolepiota procera).