About Russian Caviar
Once synonymous with the Russian Czars, the glitz of first-class flights, and the glamour of Hollywood, Russian caviar virtually disappeared from the market in the early 2000s. The Beluga sturgeon especially, which produces the coveted Beluga caviar, was particularly impacted, the fish driven almost to extinction.
Overfishing, poaching, plus pollution in the Caspian Sea caused Russian wild caviar supply to dwindle, making way for more sustainable, eco-friendly options: aquafarms.
The caviar listed here is labeled Russian because it is born of Russian stock – sturgeon genetically identical to its Russian ancestors. Today we can enjoy delicious Beluga, Sevruga, and Osetra caviar from the same Russian fish that roamed the Caspian Sea, enjoyed by the Russian Imperial court, in a sustainable manner.
The key to farming Russian caviar outside of Russia is recreating the Caspian Sea elsewhere, under the perfect conditions: pristine waters, rigorously supervised fish, and of course, bringing in authentic, “purebred” Russian sturgeon, with a wide genetic pool to reproduce at the water farms. The same sturgeon, but brought up in a much healthier, more sustainable way.
Black Russian Caviar
This term is used to describe all the major Russian sturgeon caviar species like Beluga, Osetra and Sevruga. This includes the most sophisticated caviar in the world, and commands some of the highest prices in the market. Russian caviar prices are some of the highest in the world, indicating how rare and precious this food is.
Red Russian Caviar
Also known as Salmon roe or Keta, this bright and delicious roe has an intense red color and is served like any other caviar, with blini and crème fraiche, or buttered toast. A vibrant addition to any dish!
About Caviar Farming
Farms exist all around the world in places as far-flung as Israel, Italy, France, Uruguay, and the United States. Sturgeons like Sevruga, Osetra, Beluga Hybrid, and other species are brought up in impeccable conditions, and processed under strict supervision. The health of the fish is constantly supervised, as is the quality of the water, and things can be adjusted accordingly, something that cannot happen in the wild.
In Israel, farming collectives known as kibbutz have transformed into aquafarms for sturgeon, taking advantage of the unpolluted location and fresh mountain spring waters that feed into the ponds. Russian Osetra and Sevruga from Israel yield a fresh caviar, pure and smooth. Israel blends prized sturgeon genetics with the most modern, state-of-the-art facilities!
Buying Caviar at Gourmet Food Store
We are proud to be able to offer a wide variety of Russian caviar, at a competitive cost, allowing our customers to buy this delicacy and savor it at most budgets. We supply not only consumers but also fine restaurants and hotels with the best food in the world.
From the buttery, nutty notes of Osetra to the lustrous, smooth Beluga pearls, our selection represents rich heritage and elegance. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply seeking the extraordinary, you’ll find a curate collection that embodies sophistication and unparalleled indulgence.
We prioritize authenticity and quality, offering a diverse range of Russian caviar for sale. Shopping is convenient, allowing you to browse and select your preferred caviar from the comfort of your home, with product descriptions and customer reviews to guide your choices. Our commitment to sustainability ensures responsible sourcing, supporting the long-term availability of this resource. You can be confident you are getting a premium product that meets the highest culinary standards.
Russian Caviar Questions And Answers
Q:What is Russian caviar?
A:The term is used to refer to fish eggs from sturgeon species native to Russia and the ex-Soviet Republics. It includes the coveted Beluga and other types of fish eggs.
Q:How much is Russian caviar?
A:There is a very wide range of prices.
Q:What is the best Russian caviar?
A:Undoubtedly, in the world of luxury foods, Beluga is the most sought-after and rare type of caviar.
Q:What fish does Russian caviar come from?
A:Our selection comes from a variety of sturgeon species like Osetra, Sevruga and Beluga.