Beluga caviar is made from the eggs of the huso huso sturgeon, native to the Caspian Sea, and valued as a luxury gourmet food for its delicious flavor.
The famed caviar from the huso huso sturgeon, Beluga caviar has forever been synonymous with epicurean luxury, always sought after by chefs and connoisseurs, the food of royalty and movie stars. The large and buttery caviar pearls were once served in first class flights and the best hotels and restaurants in the world.
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About Beluga Caviar
The unrestrained appetite for this caviar took its toll on this once-plentiful ancient fish native to the Caspian Sea, and Beluga was finally pushed to the point of extinction. The result was that in 2005, the United States Fish and Wildlife Services banned the sale of Beluga caviar to allow Beluga populations to recover and to save the fish from extermination- the sale is today still prohibited. While there have been efforts to farm-raise Beluga sustainably, the slow growth of this fish makes it a painstaking endeavor, and caviar aficionados have had to look elsewhere for their Beluga fix.
Luckily, there are several excellent alternatives to Beluga, such as our new Beluga Hybrid caviar, yielded from a crossbreed between Beluga and Siberian sturgeon. Its earthy, buttery pearls are a great substitute for traditional beluga caviar. Alternatively, try our Kaluga fusion caviar. Made from a hybrid of Kaluga and Amur Sturgeon, it's incredibly similar to Beluga – creamy, smooth, with an almost buttery texture and a great firm pop, and is today one of the top of the line caviars in the market.
Check out our beluga substitutes below, all eco-friendly, sustainable caviar of the highest quality.
Pricing & How To Buy Caviar Online
Beluga caviar is by far the most highly prized and expensive of all the caviar varieties. The main reason is scarcity – the beluga sturgeon was fished almost to extinction, and the sale of this caviar banned for many decades, until aquafarms could start harvesting their fish. It takes about 10 years for a sturgeon female to mature, which means this is a long-term investment. Each tiny jar of caviar is prized…and pricey.
Order Beluga Caviar Online
At Gourmet Food Store, we’ve been sourcing and shipping caviar for over two decades. We’ve become experts in caviar, and have perfected packaging and shipping, so you can order beluga caviar online with confidence, knowing it will arrive perfectly fresh and in impeccable condition.
Great Reasons to Choose Gourmet Food Store
With over twenty years of online gourmet food retailing expertise, we take pride in being one of the earliest companies that started selling caviar online and being greatly successful at it! We only source our Beluga caviar from the best aquafarms and ship it around the entire US in temperature-controlled packaging for the utmost freshness.