Osetra Caviar

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Marky's Caviar carries all kinds of Osetra Caviar. This is the most popular of the highly-prized caviar-producing species. Here you can find the gold to light amber of Russian Osetra, the medium to large beads of Golden Imperial Osetra, and the select flavor of Special Reserve Osetra. Only Beluga and Kaluga, both staggeringly expensive, can claim primacy over the far more affordable Osetra Caviar.

Traditional Russian Osetra (sometimes spelled "Ossetra") was harvested from sturgeons captured in the Caspian Sea. Now that overfishing and poaching have decimated the natural population of Caspian sturgeons, bringing them to the point of extinction, the commercial use of wild-caught sturgeons is strictly regulated. Most of the world's commercial caviar comes from state of the art aquafarms. The largest sturgeon-rearing farms in the world are found in France and Italy, and in Israel, with its world famous brand "Karat".

There is no dissonance in calling their product "Russian," however, as the farmed fish are raised from fingerlings of the original Caspian sturgeon and their roe prepared in pristine Malossol fashion: preserved with a small, precisely calculated quantity of sea salt. No other preservatives, colorants, or other chemical products are used; when you buy our caviar, you are assured of enjoying a delicious and wholesome natural product.

The world of gourmet food is bursting with bright colors in the forms of various exotic fruits and delicacies. Though not so vivid, the palette of the caviar selection is subtle and refined as befits this exquisite gourmet product. The colors sweep delicately through shades of gray, from smoky pale to charcoal black, with surprising accents of deep browns, natural golds, and subdued greens. This is the dearest and most sumptuous gourmet delicacy in the entire world, and of these gems the crown jewel is Russian Osetra caviar.

Osetra, known in some circles as the Golden Child of the sturgeon family, is surpassed only by Beluga and Kaluga, whose value comes in part from their scarceness. In shape, size, and flavor Osetra caviar covers the middle ground between Beluga and Sevruga. These unique qualities make it the most sought-after and bestselling luxury product in the world.

Osetra caviar is separated into different types by its color and taste:

Osetra Malossol Caviar is the best known and most widely chosen variety, with its large to medium-sized roe, golden to dark brown in color, simply delightful to the palate with its crisp, nutty flavor, light salinity, and perfect tender texture.

Russian Osetra Karat Caviar Amber is the product of one of the oldest aquafarms in the world, an Israeli farm that specializes in raising sturgeons. In the gourmet world "Karat" has long been acknowledged as the herald of sterling quality and unimpeachable taste. This exceptional product is characterized by an incredible color and outstanding flavor. The firm but delicate envelope of the bead is just waiting to burst on the tongue and release its enticing contents.

Russian Osetra Karat Caviar Gold is also a product of Israel's famous "Karat" aquafarm. It is harvested from Osetra fingerlings originating in the Caspian Sea and bred under ideal conditions. This variety is remarkable for its pure golden color, slightly brown in hue. Its flavor is distinctive but shares the traditional nuttiness and crispness Osetra is known for. These unique qualities are reflected in this caviar's price.

Russian Osetra Karat Caviar Black is also farmed in Israel. The deep black color of its medium-sized eggs is emphasized by flashes of subtle gold and golden brown. These juicy, tender morsels deliver a flavor that is fresh, clean, and nutty.

Osetra Golden Imperial Caviar is named for its origins as a delicacy available only to those of royal blood. Now Golden Imperial Caviar is available to all, and anyone can enjoy its unique flavor: clean, sweet, and nutty, with a satisfying crispness. The medium-sized grains of this caviar stand apart from the rest in appearance with their stately golden gloss.

Special Reserve Russian Osetra Caviar is the highest indulgence this assortment of delicacies has to offer. Specially selected by our own Mark Gelman to guarantee the deepest satisfaction and gastronomic thrill, these soft and tender eggs have a rich buttery flavor that sets this product above all other Osetra caviars.

Here at Marky's Gourmet Store we are proud to offer you the best Black Caviar prices. We carry individual selections as well as caviar sets at very special rates.