Gourmet Food Store offers many varieties of caviar for sale
Caviar is the name for the unfertilized fish eggs – also known as roe – of sturgeon fish. These eggs are traditionally served as a delicacy, lightly salted and chilled. Read more about caviar in our informational article: What is Caviar?
Our caviar is top of the line, whether caught from the Caspian Sea or raised in aquaculture farms in Italy, France and Chile. We also offer great American caviar options, like the prized Paddlefish, Hackleback and Bowfin caviars, from our very own lakes and rivers in the United States. Explore black caviar, sourced from the finest sturgeon, and delivers an unparalleled taste of sophistication, like beluga caviar.
Many of our caviars for sale are sourced from aquafarms, making them a great sustainable choice – the fish are raised in pristine waters, where their diet and health are closely supervised so you get the same quality fresh caviar, but knowing that you’re helping the environment and sustaining fish populations around the world. Eco caviar!
Serving and Storing Caviar
Caviar is served chilled, but never frozen, usually over a bowl of ice or a crystal server. Spoon it out with a mother-of-pearl spoon, but never use metal for serving caviar, which will taint the taste. Each serving of caviar eggs should be about half an ounce to one ounce, when served the traditional way, say over blini or toast points. You can also serve caviar on hard-boiled quail eggs, boiled potatoes with lemon, or even topping hot dishes like pasta, ravioli, or risotto. For drink pairings, pair it with a classic shot of ice-cold vodka, champagne for extra luxury, or any clear cocktail.
Caviar in Wild
If you want to buy caviar from wild-caught fish, these days you’ll find it more difficult, but wild caviar is still available. However, with declining populations of fish around the world due to overfishing, you’ll find more farmed caviar for sale available than true eggs from the Caspian Sea. Caviar prices skyrocketed due to the almost extinction of sturgeon fish, which meant that producers turned to farmed caviar as an eco-friendlier option and to lower caviar costs. Today, you can order caviar online from fish raised in Italy, Israel, and even Uruguay.
Farm Raised Caviar
Many of our caviars for sale are sourced from aquafarms, making them a great sustainable choice – the fish are raised in pristine waters, where their diet and health are closely supervised so you get the same quality fresh caviar, but knowing that you’re helping the environment and sustaining fish populations around the world.
Price of Caviar
Like any other luxury food, the price of caviar will vary according to supply and demand, but one thing is certain, this sought-after gourmet food comes at a price. Real sturgeon caviar eggs are expensive because they come from a species of fish that takes extensive breeding and a labor-intense harvesting process. It takes anywhere from 8 to 20 years for a sturgeon fish to mature, and the fish is killed for caviar extraction, which means it’s not a renewable resource, as say, chicken eggs. There is not one price for caviar, but depending on the type of caviar you buy, you can shop for caviar for less than $10 per ounce, while more expensive caviars will go for well over $300.
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Great Reasons to Choose Gourmet Food Store
When you buy roe at Gourmet Food Store, you can rest assured that you’re purchasing some of the highest-quality eggs in the world. Our roe comes from the most reputable caviar producers and is subject to stringent quality controls. Our selection is carefully curated to include the most precious and rarest caviar eggs in the world, and we ship with care so that your order arrives fresh and pristine. So you can buy caviar online with confidence, and enjoy it anytime, anywhere!
Discover exciting new varieties of caviar, like the unique Beluga Caviar Hybrid, a cross of the rare Beluga and Siberian Sturgeon, that yields luxuriously buttery eggs. All our caviars also are available as gift sets, which include fresh Russian blini and crème fraiche, so you can send a gift to the caviar lover that they can enjoy right off the box.
Buy caviar online from our selection of flights and samplers, available in small portions so can discover which caviar is your favorite before you commit. Plus, we carry a line of gorgeous mother of pearl caviar accessories online like spoons and plates, and crystal servers, so you can serve your caviar in the grandest of style!
Caviar Questions and Answers
Q:What color is caviar?
A:While most people associate caviar with black caviar, sturgeon roe naturally comes in a varying array of colors, from glossy black to steel grey, even glistening golden-brown or greenish hues, and the rare golden caviar. There’s amber-colored caviar and even bright vibrant orange. The color varies due to many factors, including the sturgeon species, but also the age of the fish, and environmental factors like water temperatures. The golden sturgeon caviar eggs are usually the most expensive.
Q:Why is caviar so expensive?
A:Caviar is expensive because it’s a rare food item from a species of fish that takes extensive breeding and a labor-intense harvesting process. It takes anywhere from 8 to 20 years for a sturgeon fish to mature, and for the caviar to be extracted, the fish needs to be killed, which means it’s not a renewable resource, as say, chicken eggs. The quality of the eggs, and the market supply and demand also make caviar more expensive than other food products.
Q:How much does caviar cost?
A:Caviar is a luxury item, and as such, it’s an expensive product. But depending on the type of caviar you buy, the lower end pricing might start at under $10 per ounce, while the most expensive is over $250 per ounce.
Q:What is caviar made of?
A:Fish eggs! Yes, caviar is made of unfertilized sturgeon fish eggs, and a light sprinkling of salt.
Q:What does caviar taste like?
A:Not at all what you might imagine! For those who have never tried this delicacy, Caviar will come as a pleasant surprise. Mild and buttery with delicate notes of the ocean, its complex flavor and textural ‘pop’ make it a pleasure to eat.
Q:What is caviar?
A:Caviar is the name for the unfertilized fish eggs – also known as roe – of sturgeon fish. These eggs are traditionally served as a delicacy, lightly salted and chilled. Read more about it in our informational article: What is Caviar?