Where to Buy the Freshest Foie Gras
Since foie gras
comes in many presentations, you have to be very careful when procuring
this product. Prepared products like pâtés, mousses, or blocs are
shelf-stable and therefore freshness is not really an issue. However,
with fresh or fresh-frozen foie gras, it is very important to know and
trust your sources, so that you don’t get stuck with an old or
Fresh foie gras is hard to find and although some retailers that are close to the source may be able to provide it, more often than not it will be domestic (USA), or Canadian.
Buying Flash Frozen Foie Gras
Your best bet will be flash-frozen or fresh-frozen whole foie gras, a method of preserving foie gras pioneered by French manufacturer Rougie. This method of freezing the foie gras very quickly, only two hours after the animal is slaughtered, it the best way to preserve the original texture and flavor of the product. This new technology has revolutionized the import of fresh foie gras, making high quality lobes from France (which many consider superior to the domestic varieties) available in the United States. The lobes only need to be placed in water for a couple of hours in order to regain full texture and consistency.
One of our favorite producers of foie gras, pate de foie gras and
duck foie gras mousses is Terroirs D'Antan, whose all-natural, traditional French methods ensure luxurious quality products that are antibiotic and hormone free.
Another brand we can recommend is Hudson Valley, a New York-based outfit of foie gras pioneers who offer fresh lobes of top-quality foie gras.
Foie Gras Price
The price of foie gras
can vary depending on origins, animal (goose being more expensive than
duck) and manufacturing process, but you're generally looking at around
$40-80 per pound. Here at Gourmet Food Store, we offer duck foie gras, pate de foie gras, foie gras mousse and plenty of other affordable yet utterly luxurious selections,
so check out our foie gras range and have it delivered straight to your doorstep.