Osetra (or Oscietra) caviar comes from the Russian sturgeon (Acipenser gueldenstaedtii), which can live to 50 years and weigh between 50 and 400 pounds. It takes approximately 12 to 15 years to mature before the caviar can be harvested. The colors of the Osetra caviar range from warm brown to green-gray, dark blue, jet black or even golden yellow. With a clean, crisp, "nutty" flavor that lingers wonderfully in the mouth, it has a firmer texture than the more delicate Beluga caviar and many consider it to be the best tasting caviar of all. The world's finest Osetra caviar is found in the Caspian sea.
Our Osetra Caviar is packed in tins of size 50g, 125g, 250g, and 500g. The shelf life is between 30 to 45 days when properly stored and refrigerated between -2°C to +2°C (no freezing) but should be consumed within a few days after opening.