1 OZ JAR
‘Estate’ American White Sturgeon Caviar
Deep brown to jet black, medium grain size & rich, clean, earthy flavor.
Enjoy alone or atop a lightly toasted blini. Pairs well with extra brut champagne or dry sparkling white wine.
CLASS: mid level
Keep refrigerated – consume immediately after opening for best experience.
Like a fine wine, caviar can come in many grades each with their own subtle notes and characteristics. Use these 5 defining characteristics to distinguish and determine the caviar hierarchy.
|Consistency||Uniformity of the grain (off all the characteristics)|
|Size||Small to large (2.75mm - 4mm)|
|Color||Dark to light in hue. Golden color is the rarest|
|Flavor||Rich, fatty essences (buttery) combined w/ a nutty finish|
|Texture||Firmness of the beads, the pop|
Caviar with larger size, firmer pop, richest flavor and most consistency will be the most expensive, rarest and most sought after.
We are stocking beginner to mid-range caviar as an approachable step into the caviar world. Higher grades are available by request/preorder. Please reach out with any questions.
HANDLING: Keep caviar refrigerated AND on ice if possible. Consume immediately after opening for best experience. Avoid using metal utensils when handling caviar, as the metallic flavor can contaminate the delicate flavors of caviar. Mother of Pearl spoons and dishes are historically used to serve caviar, but ceramic and plastic would be other alternatives.
Originally native to the Sacramento River, American White Sturgeon have been farm raised in California since the 1980s. In combination with researchers at UC Davis, Tsar Nicoulai operates the only eco-certified sturgeon farm in the United States. Their operation uses an aquaponics closed loop cycle to save energy, land and water, all while maintaining a carefully crafted product without antibiotics, growth hormones, GMOs, biocides, radiation or bioengineering.
Eggs are harvested and cured solely with ONLY pure Pacific sea salt, resulting in a small batch, ultra premium caviar.