The company was set up near Bordeaux 20 years ago and has pioneered sturgeon farming in France. It produces around 12 tonnes of caviar a year, which is sold all over the world. Sturgeon is thus promoting French gastronomy’s international influence. Discover the legend of this great delicacy with Sturia ! Our caviar is lightly salted, which releases all of its long hazelnut flavours on your palate. The Sturia caviar range offers a wide variety of sensations and the fresh, natural flavour of a remarkable product. A tin of caviar on a bed of ice is all you need – Sturia caviar can be eaten on its own. You'll love caviar’s roll-in-the-mouth eggs when you taste it in small spoonful. Used in cuisine, caviar really enhances your dishes with the subtle iodine hints that have made its name with the greatest chefs. Located in the Historic Cradle of French Caviar Sturgeon has 9 different sturgeon farming and caviar production sites : The Guyenne fish hatchery – the largest fish hatchery in Europe – 6 aquafarms, and a caviar production plant. Sturgeon Farming Is a very long, painstaking process. After obtaining fry from our best spawners, we have to wait 3 years before we can use ultrasound techniques to determine the sturgeons’ sex. Sturgeon was the first company to use ultrasonographs for sexing and determining egg maturity. Females are then farmed in ponds for approximately 8 years until they reach maturity. Further ultrasounds and a biopsy (to taste the caviar and check its quality) help us decide when to fish the sturgeon. Caviar is a seasonal product and sturgeon are fished between September and March. An 8-year-old female sturgeon weighs about ten kilos and yields approximately 10% of her weight in caviar.
Our caviar is made in accordance with traditional expertise: the grains are carefully hand-sieved, washed in clean water, mixed with salt and tinned – nothing more! The caviar is then matured naturally in our maturation rooms. This traditional expertise releases all of caviar's balanced, hazelnut flavours. The crunchy eggs are lightly salted using the Malossol method, which brings out their unrivalled flavour and length on the palate. The breeding of sturgeons for the production of caviar allows the return of this exceptional fish to the great tables and contributes to its preservation. As such, Sturgeon is involved in the preservation of European sturgeon and its reintroduction into the natural environment. The Sturgeon fish farms, fed by naturally healthy springs and rivers in Gironde and Charente maritime, offer ideal ponds for sturgeon, which find large spaces to develop, feed and evolve serenely. Respect for the ecological balance is at the heart of our concerns, with particular attention to water and the well-being of fish to offer you an irreproachable and natural product.
Innovation, like R&D, is part of the company's genes. From the beginning, Sturgeon has made it a point of honour to work on the continuous improvement of its practices and products at all levels. For example, we were the first to use ultrasound scanners to sort sturgeons. These techniques are now used worldwide by all breeders. R&D and innovation apply to all levels of the company, from fish production (where we work with internationally renowned scientific partners on topics such as genetics, nutrition, animal health or water quality), to the marketing of innovative products (such as the ONE developed in 2013 or research on preservatives) to the food workshop (where several research programs are underway on understanding the process and improving our caviar). The reputation that Sturgeon has managed to build in the past is based on its pioneering and innovative character. Today, we are firmly convinced that innovation is essential to maintain our leadership position in a market that has become extremely competitive.
Beluga Caviar - Sturia - 30g, 50g
Beluga caviar is one of the most prestigious, sought-after and expensive selections in the world… Tasting it is a unique moment, reserved for a privileged few. Its tasting is done alone, with a spoon, to savor all the subtleties and complexity. Accompany your tasting with Vodka Carbone from La Distillerie de Paris.
Ingredients: Sturgeon eggs.
Allergens : fish.
PALM OIL FREE
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