Best Caviar types: top-five must-try in 2023
- Original Beluga caviar
- Keta caviar from Alaska
- Siberian caviar
- Osetra caviar (A. gueldenstaedtii)
- Iranian Almas caviar
Good caviar is one of the most expensive foods for a reason. Ice-cold and with slightly salty nuances, caviar offers a special freshness kick. We will try to explain the differences between caviar varieties and present five products that you should try.
Unripe and salted, these precious pearls are a delicacy. There are two main reasons why this product is so exclusive: on the one hand, the production is very complex; on the other hand, gourmets like to discuss the taste components, the aroma, and the nature of the fish eggs – similar to a good wine. The best types of caviar can be found in our store, so browse our catalog and make a choice. Now, let's take a look at caviar types that are really popular in 2022 and are worth your attention.
Original Beluga caviar
Speaking about taste, this type of caviar, appreciated by connoisseurs, is mild and creamy. Thanks to its coarse pearl size (more than three millimeters), the Beluga caviar is very crisp and ensures a special taste experience. Since this caviar tastes very intensely, one should not enjoy it with strong wines. Rather, choose a light white wine, sparkling wine, or champagne, which underlines the character of the delicacy, and goes well with it.
Keta caviar from Alaska
This wild salmon caviar stands out from all other caviar varieties, especially due to the size of the grain and its orange color. It is one of the most popular varieties of red caviar because of its mild taste and crisp consistency. The pearls are one of the biggest; this caviar has the highest fat content, compared to other red caviar types. Customers appreciate the nice buttery taste of this caviar and praise it in their reviews for the good price-performance ratio.
This product, also called Baerii caviar, comes from the Siberian sturgeon (Acipenser baerii), which grows up to 1.40 meters tall and weighs 20 kilograms. The color spectrum of the 1.5 to 2.5-millimeter pearls ranges from anthracite gray to deep black. Siberian caviar is particularly sought after for its unique taste in combination with its spicy aroma, which is reminiscent of Osetra caviar. The taste is creamy and nutty; some even feel delicate notes of dried fruits. The price is from 800-1200 pounds per kilogram.
Osetra caviar (A. gueldenstaedtii)
The Osetra caviar comes from the Osetra sturgeon. It can grow more than two meters and can be found in the Black Sea, the Caspian Sea, and Azov Sea.
Speaking about the product characteristics, we can say these pearls are firmer than those of Beluga, for instance. The size is about three millimeters, and this caviar does not burst on your tongue immediately. The color is truly magical. It is silver-gray (almost black) and magically shimmering.
Iranian Almas caviar
What is the best caviar in the world? All of us have different preferences, but if you are looking for something truly unique, Iranian Almas caviar may be what you need. Particularly exclusive – and therefore expensive – is white caviar, which is obtained from extremely rare albino-Beluga disturbances. Its color changes from cream white to light yellow.
Even rarer is the so-called Almas caviar, the most expensive of all caviar varieties. It comes from Iranian albino disturbances from the Caspian Sea, which are at least 60 years old. The price of this exquisite delicacy is pretty high. One kilo costs up to 30,000 euros, but gourmets say it is worth buying a can to try it at least once!
The world’s best caviar types can be found in our store! So, take a look at our product categories and enjoy an unforgettable flavor of high-quality products!