Our company started out sourcing caviar for the US and Japan back in the early 90's, when practically all caviar was wild-caught. Due to the huge demand for caviar and lack of government regulations, many sturgeon species became critically endangered. The crackdown on wild caviar in the early 2000's led to the creation of sturgeon aqua farms. Since sturgeon typically take anywhere from 3 to 15 years to produce caviar, starting a sturgeon farm from scratch is a practice in patience. Today, many of these farmers are finally able to share their harvests with the world. With the advances in technology and increased global demand for caviar, there are more caviar farms than ever before.
So, now there's an abundance of sustainable caviar -- dreams do come true!
However, this comes with one major problem...now there are too many options. How are you supposed to know who and where to buy from?
The answer is CRU.
We are your caviar filter and your caviar sommeliers.
We are a small group of people who live and love caviar, working tirelessly to help create the best caviar-tasting experience possible for our customers.
CRU only sources caviar from sustainable farmers we have tried and tested, personally visiting the farms to inspect processes, animal welfare, sustainability practices, and quality.
Please check the product descriptions and/or contact us if you'd like more info on specific origins or species.
*Sources are subject to change due to harvest season/availability or fluctuations in quality