Flavour
Rich, Full, Buttery, Mildly Sweet

Egg Size

Small

Large

Texture

Soft

Firm

Intensity

Light

Robust

SPECIES
Acipenser Transmontanus

ORIGIN
Elverta, CA

METHOD
Farmed for 8+ years

COMMON NAME
White Sturgeon

INGREDIENTS
White Sturgeon roe & salt
no preservatives added

SHELF LIFE
4 weeks, unopened
24 hours, opened

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Description

For caviar lovers and lovers of caviar, Sterling Royal grade white sturgeon caviar, also known as “Black Gold,” is identified by its medium to large, semi-firm to firm eggs. Unique coloring ranges from onyx to light or dark brown. A creamy mouthfeel is preceded by a rich, full and buttery flavor with aromas of mildly sweet, salty sea air. Due to its consistent taste and texture, this is an all-time favorite of newbies and connoisseurs alike.

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, caviar pictured here is a good representation but is not necessarily indicative of all caviar within this grade.

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!

FAQs

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


OTHER
LEADING BRANDS
PRICE$195$750 - $ 2,400
SPECIESAcipenser GuldenstadtiiAcipenser Guldenstadtii
EGG SIZEMediumSmall to Medium
TEXTUREFirmFirm
SHELF LIFEFour Weeks
Refrigerated
Four Weeks
Refrigerated
FRESHNESSPacjed Fresh to OrderPrepackaged
SUSTAINABILITYSustainably FarmedVaries

Shipping

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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Sterling Caviar Royal Caviar 125g Review
01/07/2022

LOVE this Caviar!

I first received a 3 tin variety gift pack of Sterling Caviar and loved it so much to make ordering Royal a New Years Eve tradition. They always arrive still cold in their cold packs and on time. Really great experience!

DG
Davi G.
United States United States
Sterling Caviar Royal Caviar 125g Review
01/02/2022

Awesome caviar!

Great quality abs flavor. Very fresh. Overall I was impressed with both the quality and level of service. Will definitely order again.

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Travis T.
United States United States
Sterling Caviar Royal Caviar 125g Review
12/27/2021

The only caviar I’ll eat!

Wonderful! You pick the day you’d like your caviar to be delivered and it shows up with ice packs and an insulated bag to ensure everything stays very cool. And the flavor? Forget about it. Out of this world and Sterling will now be the only place I purchase my caviar.

HW
Hayley W.
United States United States
Sterling Caviar Royal Caviar 125g Review
12/25/2021

Christmas tradition

Every year I order Sterling caviar for Christmas dinner with my family. They remind to order it which isn’t necessary. It arrives on time and never disappoints. It is a delicious treat and a wonderful tradition enjoyed by the whole family.

HR
Henry R.
United States United States
Sterling Caviar Royal Caviar 125g Review
12/25/2021

Caviar

Great caviar. Thank you

CG
corky g.
United States United States
Sterling Caviar Royal Caviar 125g Review
12/22/2021

Buy every holiday season

As always, received my order on the exact date we wanted. We love supporting an American Company & the caviar is delicious. Keep up the good work & happy holiday

MS
Marjean S.
United States United States
01/23/2022

Life little luxuries

I normally get my caviar from a local store but saw an article on Sterling and thought I would give it a try. The ordering process was very easy, I ordered two weeks prior too my birthday. It shipped as promised and arrived the following day as promised. We tried the Royal and were not disappointed, taste and texture were sublime - I think we have found our new source for caviar!

RB
Richard B.
United States United States
01/22/2022

Caviar for Birthdays and Other Special Events

Our family requests caviar as an hors d'oeuvre for special events. In order to eat it as often as possible, our definition of "special events" not only includes holidays and birthdays but has grown to include even some weekday evenings. This can Include: Caviar Sunday Night, half year birthdays, etc. This last order [on time, fresh and delicious as promised] was for a mother's birthday party.

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MARGARET G.
United States United States
01/13/2022

excellent caviar

nutty, chewy, savory delicious

WP
walter p.
United States United States
01/09/2022

The best ever!

Great customer service, fantastic product, a wonderful luxury that makes life fantastic!

KC
KEN C.
United States United States

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