Nutty, Buttery, Mildly Sweet

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Acipener Transmontanus 


Elverta, CA 


 Farmed for 8+ years Osama


 Farmed for 8+ years Osama

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A true “classic” in every sense of the word, Sterling Classic grade white sturgeon caviar is distinguished by its small to medium, semi-firm to very firm eggs. Unique coloring ranges from onyx to light or dark brown. On the palate, a robust nuttiness melts away into a smooth, buttery finish. Perfect for treating your caviar craving without breaking the bank.

Find out how our caviar gets from our farm to your door HERE.

Please note: As each sturgeon is unique, so is the caviar they produce. As such, it is normal to experience variations in color within each grade. With regards to coloring, the caviar pictured here is a good representation but is not necessarily indicative of all caviar within this grade.

 Flavor: Nutty and briny with firm beads

Size: Medium
Colors: Black to dark brown with hints of golden brown
Species: Acipenser Guldenstadtii
Common Name: Ossetra Sturgeon
Shelf Life: Four weeks refrigerated
Shipping: Overnight, Fresh-Tag monitors the temperature to guarantee freshness.

Our Farms

At Sterling, we take great care and pride in using traditional methods of producing caviar in an artful manner, producing each tin by hand and taking a deft approach to all we do. Our production is in the traditional malossol method, which means “little salt” and that is all we use – no chemicals, no preservatives, just roe and salt, as has been made for centuries. This enhances the true flavors of the caviar and brings the subtle nuances of each taste to the forefront of the palate.

Our work starts long before caviar production though, and our commitment to excellence and sustainability is a principle we are passionate about. Our quality assurance programs are overseen and held in strict compliance with Federal and State food safety laws and we are certified by the U.S. Department of Commerce Seafood Inspection Program. We are thankful for the environment in which our farms exist and have thus developed partnerships to help create wetlands for endangered species and to protect the areas where we work and play every day. Sterling continues to look to the future for ways we can continually improve in all facets of our business to be good stewards of the land, good neighbors, partners and citizens, all in such a way that we continue to provide the world with the taste of luxury – from our farm to your palate!


What is your return policy?

If you are not satisfied with your order, please let us know within 24 hours and we will arrange to pick up and replace your order. Your happiness is our top priority.

What does your caviar taste like?

Sterling White Sturgeon caviar is best known for its buttery creaminess, light nutty flavor, and hints of crisp seawater.

What is the best way to store my caviar?

Caviar is extremely delicate and, as such, is highly perishable. Caviar should be stored in the coldest part of your refrigerator (32° F-35° F / 0° C-1.67° C). Depending on the style of your refrigerator, this is typically in the back and may be on the top or bottom shelf but never in the door. Pro tip: Look for the vent – the spot where the coldest air is being forced into your refrigerator. Never freeze your caviar.

How do I open my tin of caviar?

Grasp tin opener on the larger, oval side between thumb and index finger. Insert smaller, non-oval side of tin opener into space where lid and bottom of the tin meet. Pressing the opener against the tin and moving along the diameter, twist opener back and forth to separate the lid from the bottom of the tin until you hear a “pop.” Lift the lid and enjoy!

How long will my caviar last?

Caviar is extremely delicate and, as such, is best consumed within 24 hours and up to 48 hours of opening. Unopened and properly refrigerated, your caviar will last up to 4 weeks.

Can you trace your white sturgeon fish and caviar?

Sterling Caviar stands behind all our products with full traceability, from the farm to your table. Sterling aquaculture and processing meet the standards for legal international trade in caviar and sturgeon products. We hold a current import / export permit and adhere to the requirements of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species in all our export transactions.

How is your product produced and processed?

Our caviar and meat are harvested and processed at our Northern California farm under exacting and controlled conditions in accordance with an active Seafood HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) Plan. Sterling maintains current registrations with all required federal, state, and local authorities for food processing. Our facility is an establishment approved by the USDC Seafood Inspection Program. us know within 24 hours and we will arrange to pick up and replace your order. Your happiness is our top priority.

Does your caviar contain hormones, artificial additives, or artificial preservatives?

No. Our caviar is a pure caviar, containing no hormones, artificial additives, or artificial preservatives. Our caviar consists of white sturgeon roe and a very minimal amount of dry salt which acts as a natural preservative.

Am I able to purchase your caviar for resale?

Yes – providing that you are a chef, restaurant, retailer, wholesaler, or other similar and you meet our qualifying criteria including a credit reference. To begin the process, please contact sales@sterlingcaviar.com or visit our wholesale page.

Why Sterling Caviar

PRICE$195$750 - $ 2,400
SPECIESAcipenser Transmontanus
Acipenser Guldenstadtii
EGG SIZEMediumSmall to Medium
Four Weeks
FRESHNESSPacked Fresh to OrderPrepackaged
SUSTAINABILITYSustainably FarmedVaries


Caviar is extremely delicate and, as such, is highly perishable. At Sterling Caviar, we take the utmost care to guarantee that your caviar arrives in pristine condition. Your caviar is fresh-packed at our farm and shipped chilled, arriving at your doorstep within 24 hours*. So that you may receive maximum enjoyment from our caviar, please consider the following guidelines:

  • For optimal results, place extra ice packs in the freezer and store your caviar with firm packs on top of the caviar in the coldest part of your refrigerator (32° F-35° F / 0° C-1.67° C). Depending on the style of your refrigerator, this is typically in the back and may be on the top or bottom shelf. Pro tip: Look for the vent – the spot where the coldest air is being forced into your refrigerator. Never freeze your Sterling Caviar.
  • Change out the ice packs so firm packs on used continuously while in the refrigerator.
  • Open your tin when serving with a caviar key or a quarter or round edged small butter knife, simply turn the key after inserting into the lid of the tin and pop open.
  • Caviar is like wine, once the tin is exposed to air, it is best enjoyed within 2 days of opening it. It is optimum to enjoy it in one sitting.
  • To serve your caviar, you may use the tin it is in, and place it over a bowl of ice, much like oysters, caviar needs to remain cold.

*Please note: Due to the perishable nature of caviar and our commitment to providing you with a product of exceptional taste, texture, and freshness, We do not package your caviar until the day that it ships. To maintain your caviar’s optimal state, it must be shipped overnight. Shipping rates vary via Fedex dependent on your geographical region and zipcode.

Following all instructions above our caviar has a 4 week shelf life to ensure the best experience.

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The Joys of Sterling Caviar

I have been a loyal customer of Sterling Caviar for years. I cheerfully refer friends, family, and clients to Sterling knowing what a blessing it will be for them to enjoy Sterling Caviar. I have been deeply pleased with Classic, Imperial, Royal and Supreme. Two-tone is worth every dime. But for Sterling Caviar and Netflix, I dont know how I would have made it through Covid. One or two small issues arose with delivery (to the desert where I live), and Sterling happily sent a complimentary replacement. No more delicious caviar can be found in my humble opinion. Thank you for making such a find product that brings such pleasure. leslie kaye

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For the price, it will exceed expectations! Fast shipping, great customer service! Thank you!

Michael H.
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Amazing caviar

Delicious! Bought for my husband's birthday!

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Love Sterling Caviar's products

Delicious . . . I love your products!

Leslie K.
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The best!

The best I’ve had; unbelievable in every sense!

Christian S.
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Crab cakes with caviar!

I wish I had known about you when my husband was still here. He loved caviar! At any rate, I am amusing myself by cooking each week with a theme. This week is casserole week. The week of May 4th will be seafood week. Yes, I know the caviar isn't seafood, but I will be placing it on top of crab cakes. Best crab cakes I ever had were served that way at the Firehouse in Old Sac.

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Great Experience!

Experience was great! Second order from you. I heard about you from Chef Chris at Rosendale Collective.

David M.
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Amazing caviar and would definitely order again! 10/10

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