Which Caviar is best for me ?
Siberian Caviar comes from the Siberian sturgeon. This is a moderately sized species and reaches a weight anywhere between 17 and 89 lbs (between 8 and 40 Kg). It is native to the fluvial basins of Siberia (from the Ob river to the Kolyma river) and in the Baikal Lake basin. Its caviar has sizes which vary with age (from 2.2 to 2.7 millimeters) in shades of grey and amber. It is an extremely versatile caviar with a quite marked taste. It requires 6-8 years of the sturgeon life cycle. Highly appreciated by Caviar lovers.
Da Vinci Caviar comes from the Adriatic Sturgeon, an Italian species which is typical in the Adriatic Sea and the primary waterways of the Padano-Veneta region, Dalmazia, Albania and western Greece. This caviar, with its fresh, intense and decisive taste, has a particularly smooth consistency and its eggs are characterized by medium sizes (about 2.4 millimeters) with a rather clear coloring in shades of brown to black. It requires about 10 years of the sturgeon life cycle. Ideal for cooking with Caviar.
Tradition Caviar comes from the White Sturgeon, a species from the Pacific coasts of North American between Alaska and Baja, California. It is one of the longest living sturgeons, sometimes living to be one hundred years old, it is heavier than 1,750 lbs (800 Kg) and measures up to 19 feet long (6 m). In addition to providing a lean, high protein meat, its biggest value still remains connected to the remarkable production of large eggs, bigger than 3 millimeters, with coloring varying from dark grey to black. The taste is particularly delicate and elegant. It requires about 11 years of the sturgeon life cycle. Ideal for all consumers.
Sevruga Caviar comes from the Starry Sturgeon, a small sized species which rarely reaches 55 lbs (25 Kg). It can be found in the Black Sea, the Caspian Sea, the Azov Sea and in the respective tributaries, and it is also in the Aegean Sea and the eastern Ionian Sea. It has a rather aromatic taste and is characterized by small eggs (about 2 millimeters) with a color that varies from light to anthracite grey. It requires minimum 7 years of the sturgeon life cycle and is extremely delicate to breed. For Caviar Connoisseurs.
Beluga Caviar comes from the Huso huso sturgeon, which can grow to be as long as 26 feet (8 m) and weigh more than 6,700 lbs (3 tons). Originally native to the Black Sea, the Caspian Sea and the Azov Sea, it was been in Italy in the Adriatic, the Ionian and in the rivers which connect to these seas before dying out. It is the rarest and most costly and it is characterized by large eggs (bigger than 3 millimeters) which tend to be oval shaped and have a pearl gray to dark grey coloring. It requires about 20 years of the sturgeon life cycle.
The King of Caviar, valueable as Gold.
Oscietra Caviar comes from the Russian Sturgeon (an ancient species originally native to the Black Sea, the Caspian Sea and the Azov Sea). It is a medium size fish that can weight from 44 to 110 lbs (50 Kg), providing a poppy and slightly nutty caviar with coloring that ranges from dark brown to beige. Many consider this to be the most refined caviar. Its eggs are large sized (between 2.7 and 3.2 millimeters). It requires a 9-11 year life cycle. For Caviar Connoisseurs.
Caviar Lingot is dried Caviar from Transmontanus Caviar. It is an amazing product which adds fantastic flavour to Pasta, Risotto, any Seafood Dish, Eggs and even Steaks ! It can be grated like Parmesan or cut into thin slices like Truffels. Another advantage of this product is that it can be kept in the fridge for one month without loosing its flavor. Heaven on earth.