Caviar - enjoyment of royal elegance and the finest marine culture

Immersing yourself in the world of caviar means experiencing the taste of royal elegance. As one of the world's finest delicacies, caviar has been valued by gourmets for centuries. Its precious, pearly pearls take the palate on a sensual adventure.

Caviar - a symbol of sophistication

With its unmistakable reputation as a luxury delicacy, caviar is a symbol of sophistication and exclusivity. It cannot be missed in exquisite restaurants and on festive occasions. But thanks to the ability to buy caviar online, this exquisite treat is now easily accessible to connoisseurs like you. Thanks to the new caviar brand umai from N25, caviar pleasure no longer has to remain hidden behind the curtain of exclusivity.

What exactly is caviar?

Caviar is a form of fish roe, more specifically the eggs of sturgeon - a rare and majestic species of fish. These eggs are carefully removed from the sturgeon by hand before they are then processed and become the delicious caviar we know and love.

What types of caviar are there?

Caviar can have a variety of textures and flavor profiles, depending on the type of sturgeon and its origin. Here are some of the main types of caviar and their distinctive features:

  • Beluga Caviar: Beluga caviar is considered one of the best and most expensive caviar on the market. The eggs are large, delicate in texture and have a shimmering gray color. They are characterized by their mild, buttery taste that melts in your mouth. Beluga caviar is often considered a luxury item and is reserved for special occasions.

  • Oscietra Caviar : Oscietra caviar is another high-quality variety of caviar. The eggs are medium to large in size and have a golden to brown shade. The taste varies from nutty to creamy with a slight salty note. Oscietra caviar is often considered an excellent choice for connoisseurs.
  • Schrenckii: Schrenckii caviar comes from the Amur sturgeon and is characterized by medium to large, dark gray to black eggs. It has a slightly firmer texture and a delicate taste with a subtle combination of salty and nutty notes. Schrenckii caviar has many uses in the kitchen and gives dishes an elegant presentation. When selecting Schrenckii caviar, it is important to consider sustainable sources to help protect sturgeon populations.
  • Kaluga: Kaluga caviar comes from the Amur sturgeon (Huso dauricus). The eggs of Kaluga caviar are medium-sized and have a shimmering, dark gray to brown color. They are characterized by their delicate texture and rich, buttery taste.

Choose the caviar that best suits your taste and be ready to immerse yourself in a world full of sophisticated flavors.

How to eat caviar correctly?

Make sure the caviar is well chilled, but not too cold. It's best to place it on a bowl of crushed ice to regulate the temperature during the tasting. Here are a few more tips:

  • Use a mother-of-pearl spoon or plastic spoon. These materials do not react with the caviar and therefore do not affect the taste.
    Metal spoons should be avoided as they can give off a metallic taste that will affect the delicate flavor of the caviar.

  • Take a spoonful of caviar and gently rub it on the back of your hand. The small caviar hill is also called bump. The back of the hand provides a neutral surface on which to place the caviar.
    The body heat warms the caviar slightly, releasing its aromas and intensifying the taste experience. This method allows you to feel the caviar directly and enjoy it without any disturbing influences.
  • Place the bump gently on your tongue. Let the pearls melt in your mouth and crush them lightly on your palate. Close your eyes to concentrate on the taste.

What is the best way to store caviar?

In order to maintain the quality of your caviar, proper storage is essential. Here are a few tips:

  • Cool the caviar at a temperature between -2°C and +4°C. However, avoid freezing it as this may affect the consistency.
  • Store the caviar in a well-sealed container in the back of the refrigerator where the temperature fluctuates least.
  • Keep him away from strong-smelling foods.
  • Consume within the best before date. If you have already opened the caviar, use it within one to two days of opening the packaging to ensure freshness.

How or with what does caviar taste best?

Pay attention to the flavors of the caviar. You'll notice a combination of salty, buttery, nutty, and even slightly sweet flavors. The texture can vary between creamy and slightly crunchy.

High-quality caviar should have a pleasant and long-lasting aftertaste that invites you to continue tasting it.

The best caviar combinations

Caviar is a versatile delicacy and can be combined in a variety of ways to provide an unforgettable taste experience. Here are some inspiring ideas for combining caviar with other (seafood) treats:

  • Salmon & caviar: The strong aromas of the smoked Ora King salmon complement the subtle saltiness of the caviar. An elegant duo that stands out perfectly on a slice of baguette.
  • Scallops & caviar: The delicate and sweet scallops form an ideal basis for the delicate caviar. The gentle aroma of the shells combined with the salty texture of the caviar will take you into a world of pleasure.
  • Carpaccio or Tartar & Caviar: Caviar brings a unique blend of salty and slightly buttery flavours. These taste nuances perfectly complement the delicate and delicate flavors of seafood in tartar or carpaccio.
  • A bit Creativity? The combination of salty, creamy caviar and sweet, aromatic vanilla ice cream with a hint of olive oil creates a taste experience that appeals to all the senses and delights both lovers of refined taste nuances and connoisseurs of unusual combinations.

Dare to try unconventional combinations and discover new taste horizons. Caviar is the star that gives your seafood dishes the finishing touch. Caviar is a precious culinary jewel that makes the hearts of seafood lovers beat faster. With the right information about caviar varieties, storage and combinations, you can get the most out of this exquisite delicacy. So, let your taste buds be enchanted by the saltiness, creaminess and nutty aroma of caviar and immerse yourself in a world of luxury and taste.

Ready for your unforgettable caviar experience? Enjoy it and let yourself be seduced by the secrets of the sea!

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Other exciting topics about caviar

What side dishes does caviar taste best with?

If you want to experience the genuine taste of caviar, you should avoid any side dishes at all. If it is to be a side dish, then preferably one that does not overpower the delicacy's own taste. Onions and garlic have no place here. Soft-boiled eggs, for example, are ideal. In Russia, caviar is often served in combination with blini, a type of egg tart, and crème fraîche.

What do you drink with caviar?

Traditionally, either dry champagne or - in Russia - vodka is served with caviar. Experience has shown that in addition to caviar, a dry white wine also cuts an excellent figure.

How do you recognize good caviar?

You can recognize good caviar by its size, color and other aspects. Due to global legal regulations, there is now no way around caviar from aquaculture - after all, overfishing of the world's oceans and inland waters is a very serious issue. You can recognize fresh, high-quality caviar by its consistency: it is firm but elastic at the same time. If the eggs burst slightly when removed with a mother-of-pearl spoon and have a rather creamy consistency in the can, then they are definitely not fresh products.

Can you freeze caviar?

No way. If you freeze the caviar, the structure changes and so does the taste. Under no circumstances should you store caviar at temperatures below -2 degrees Celsius.