Extracted from the A. Transmontanus (White Sturgeon), a native species of the North American West coast, from Alaska to Southern California. It is one of the longest-living sturgeons, reaching up to one hundred years of age. They may grow to 800 kg or 1760 lbs and can be as long as 6m or 19 feet long. The fishing of wild sturgeon is illegal worldwide which has created the need for sturgeon farms around the globe. Calvisius has been farming sturgeon for over 30 years and through diligent research and development, is producing some of the best caviar in the world.
The A. transmontanus species was the first sturgeon species Calvisius started farming with therefore garnering the name ‘Tradition’. It was the world’s first sustainable caviar and is considered the benchmark for caviar quality and flavor.
This is a fresh caviar (not pasteurized).
All Calvisius caviar is certified “Friend of the Sea” sustainable as well as BRC and IFS ‘high level’.
Special order only: 50g, 125g, 250g, 500g and 1kg tins. Requires 2-3 day turnaround for delivery.
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These large-sized grains can take on a translucent color, which vary from warm brown to charcoal-gray. An elegant caviar that is smooth, creamy and slightly fruity with a mild buttery note that lingers on the clean aftertaste.
Best served simply with a small dollop of crème fraiche over a blini or small potato and a scoop of Calvisius on top!
Vertically integrated, Calvisius is one of a handful of caviar producers who not only own their farms but also control packing with the Calvisius brand. Like a fine wine, they oversee production from the beginning to the end, roe to roe. Because there is no repacking by a third party, you can be assured each tin will produce the same delicious consistent quality Calvisius is known for, year after year.
Unopened: up to a 3 months. Each tin has an expiration date on the bottom. Once opened, is best to consume within 24 to 48 hours as off flavors can develop. Can be eaten days later, but like a wine, oxidation will change the fresh flavors of the caviar.
Fresh / Farmed
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