Ossetra (Russian) Caviar – Ars Italica

Ossetra (Russian) Caviar – Ars Italica

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Ossetra, commonly known as Russian, Diamond, and Osietra caviar, is one of the highest quality sturgeon caviar in the world. Ossetra caviar has a nutty, buttery and lightly salted flavour with hints of toasted grain and dried fruit.
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Description

Ossetra caviar is a luxurious delicacy that offers a unique dining experience. This premium caviar by Ars Italica originates from the Ossetra (Russian) sturgeon, a fish species found in the Caspian and Black Sea regions. The roe of the Ossetra sturgeon is known for its distinct nutty and buttery flavour, as well as its firm yet delicate texture. Characterized by medium-sized eggs ranging from beige to dark brown in colour.

  • Intensity: Robust
  • Texture: Medium Firm
  • Packaging: Tin / Jar
  • Colour: Golden brown to dark brown
  • Egg Size: Medium-Large (2.7 and 3.2 millimetres)
  • Flavour Profile: Nutty, buttery, delicate brine, and hints of toasted grain and dried fruit

The colour of Ossetra caviar ranges from light golden brown to dark amber, making it a visually stunning addition to any dish or platter. It’s perfect for adding a touch of decadence to special occasions, or simply as an indulgent treat to enjoy on its own.

  • Shelf Life: 4-6 weeks refrigerated
  • Source: Farmed sustainably and responsibly
  • Origin: Imported
  • Common Names: Russian, Diamond, Danube, Oscietra, Osietra, Osetra
  • Species: Acipenser gueldenstaedtii

Ossetra Caviar Recommended Serving Size

  • 28g (1 oz): serves 1-2 guests
  • 50g (1.75 oz): serves 2-4 guests
  • 100g (3.5 oz): serves 4-8 guests
  • 500g (17.6 oz): serves 8-16 guests
  • 1kg (35.2 oz): serves 16-32 guests

Storing and Preserving our Ossetra Caviar

Our Ossetra caviar can typically be stored for up to six weeks in a fridge when sealed. Please store your Ossetra caviar in the fridge as soon as it is received and taken out of our packaging.

We strongly recommend consuming our Ossetra caviar in one sitting for the best tasting experience. Once opened, it can typically be kept in the fridge for up to 48 hours or at room temperature in its original packaging for up to 24 hours. Always consult the label for a precise recommended best-by date.

Where our Ossetra Caviar Comes From

Our Ossetra caviar is sourced ethically and legally from the finest aquaculture farms in the world. We do not sell any wild or black-market caviar. Protecting this historic and endangered species is extremely important to our mission and 10% of our profits are donated to various organizations that work to protect wild sturgeons and restore their natural habitats around the world.

How our Ossetra Caviar is Made

Raised sustainably and ethically in state-of-the-art aquaculture facilities, each Russian sturgeon is hand-picked at peak maturity using the latest filtering and ultrasound technology. The fish roe is extracted using labour-inducing techniques and then carefully filtered, inspected, cured, and aged. Once ready, the Ossetra caviar is then immediately packaged and made available online for purchase to ensure ultimate freshness, flavour profile and texture.

About Ossetra (Russian) Caviar

Ossetra caviar comes from the Russian sturgeon, one most prized sturgeon species found in the wild in the Black and Caspian seas near Russia, Ukraine, Iran, Bulgaria and several other countries.

The Russian sturgeon can grow up to an impressive 2.35 meters long (almost 8 feet) and weigh as much as 115kg (255 lbs). Females can take up to 16 years to mature and begin producing their precious roe (fish eggs).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The amount of caviar you need will depend on the amount of people that will be enjoying it. As a rule of thumb, 28 grams (1 ounce) is enough for 1 to 2 people.

Although we do not recommend doing so, you can freeze a sealed jar or tin of caviar for up to one year. The caviar will lose some of its flavor and texture as time goes on.
A sealed jar or tin of caviar should be kept in the fridge around -2 to 0 Celsius (28 to 32 Fahrenheit) to preserve its freshness, flavor, and texture.
All our caviar products are ethically sourced from sustainable farms. We do not sell wild caviar. Wild caviar is illegal in many countries.
Sturgeon caviar comes in a wide range of colors, even from within the space species. For example, Ossetra caviar naturally comes in a range of colors from Golden Brown to Dark Brown so what you receive may differ slightly from what is pictures. If the color is significantly different, for example it is black instead of golden brown, please get in touch with us.
Tin SizeServes
28g1
50g1 - 2
100g2 - 4
500g8 - 16
1kg16 - 32

Additional information

Weight 23 g
Dimensions 12 × 24 × 35 cm
Color

Brown, Beige, Dark Brown, Gold, Light Brown

Egg Size

Medium

Format

28g, 50g, 100g, 200g, 500g, 1kg

Brand

Ars Italica