Borgolab is a family-run company founded in the 1990s by Gianni Carretta, a restaurateur and passionate lover of porcini in the town of Borgo Val di Taro, in Emilia Romagna. Valtaro sits at an altitude of about 1,300 feet and is covered in dense forest of chestnut, beech, oak and poplar trees. It’s an area where the woods, the soil, and the climate are so porcini-perfect that it was given the IGP status by the European Community in 1996, but porcini (Boletus Edulis) have been known to grow there for centuries.