Although each of our sturgeon give eggs with slight differences, they are generally all rich dark green/ brown in colour at 3mm and are bursting with flavour. Our recently produced Caviar was taken from our most mature sturgeon, ageing between 12 and 15 years old.
This Caviar comes in all sizes from the 10g sample tin, which is still only £44.99 including free next day delivery, right up to the super 1kg king-size tin.
Every tin will bear the unique Sustainable and Ethical produces symbol, meaning no fish were harmed or killed in the production of this amazing Caviar.
KC remains the only farm in the World, able to make that statement.
The unique patented process we use to change the eggs into Caviar makes your Caviar more intense as the flavours are preserved, compared to Caviars which put the eggs through a pasteurising process that reduces flavours.
“Caviar, good Caviar, is like fireworks in the mouth. Little bubbles of salty sea-tasting amazingness exploding around the teeth, like champagne with texture. Each bite is a surprise."
It is thought that the Russian sturgeon were saved from the fate suffered by their American and European cousins by the First and Second World Wars, with a third respite granted by Soviet Russia, who ran the Caviar business as a monopoly with strict controls on production, price and who they would sell to. When manmade river building and damming had a significant affect on breeding grounds, the state opened hatcheries to help restock the populations in the Caspian.
However, the dismantling of the Union brought poaching, smuggling, competition and corruption to this lucrative trade, and the hatcheries, no longer State funded, gravely faltered.
Since 1970, it is estimated that poaching has reduced the sturgeon population by 90%.
Through our unique patented production process our sturgeon live long 5* lives until we can hopefully release them into retirement.
We are genuinely humbled that we were chosen to help pioneer this prestigious and unique patented process devised by Prof. Dr Angela Koehler of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research.
“Sixteen variations of the fish, have reached critically low numbers. To give you some context, that’s a status shared with the likes of the south China tiger.”
Hugh Thomas, GreatBritishChefs.com