Caviar Types

Caviar

There are several types or qualities of Caviar available on the markets today, the most common being Beluga, Oscietra and Sevruga. KC intends to have females from the most popular species working through the program over the next couple of years.

Beluga

Hugo Hugo, the largest fresh water fish on earth with the (light grey) 000 grades commanding the highest prices, the (medium grey) 00 grades and finally the (darker grey) 000 grades retailing up to £2000 per 100g: Blue security band. This Caviar will become more difficult to obtain in the future unless there is a sustainable reproduction plan instigated.

Oscietra

Russian/Siberian, generally available around £90 per 50g: Usually black / tawny brown or orange in colour with a sweet almond flavour. Yellow security band. Although plentiful at this time, fish are being killed at a younger age for the traditional market to meet demand.

Sevruga

Persian, Sterlet, up to £100 per 50g: Dark Grey in colour and considerably smaller beads with a crisper shell but with a more intense flavour. Red security band. This is a favourite with small farmers, offering a good return whilst taking up less tank space, which will put pressure for breeders to keep up with demand in the future.

KC Baerii Caviar produced from ovulated eggs, has a slightly earthy taste with a pleasing hint of seaside saltiness. These firmer eggs bring additional sensations as the individual eggs burst on the tongue, giving “Caviar” a new dimension. Attracting excellent comments from top chefs throughout the UK. Commanding a premium price tag, yet sitting below the £100 mark for 30gm.

KC socially acceptable Caviar is priced in line with traditional Caviar per 50g tin. The Sturgeon used in the AWI patented process are: Russian, Siberian, Stellatus and the following season we should have Beluga on stream.