CRU Kaluga Hybrid Caviar
Huso dauricus x Acipenser schrenkii
Kaluga caviar comes from the "River Beluga" (huso dauricus).
To protect and replenish the almost wiped out wild populations, it is illegal to import to the US unless it's a hybrid species. Our Kaluga hybrid is crossed with the popular Amur Sturgeon aka Japanese Sturgeon (Acipenser schrenkii), making for the closest matching hybrid to true Kaluga you can buy.
Both Huso Dauricus and A. Schrenkii are native to the Amur river basin of Northern China bordering Russia.
Flavor: Mild and Buttery
Features: Large, Firm
Common Color: Dark amber with flecks of jade
Species: Huso Dauricus x Acipenser Shrenckii
Common Name(s): Kaluga Hybrid or River Beluga
Shelf Life: Three weeks refrigerated, unopened.
The Kaluga Sturgeon is only farmed in Northern China. We choose the best from all producers available, working closely with partner farms to ensure ecological welfare, water quality, and sustainable practices.
A very consistent crowd-pleaser for the large firm eggs and mild taste... One of the most popular, good-value caviars in the world right now!
*Your caviar will be hand-packed daily to order, choosing the best caviar in stock for you based on seasonal harvest availability, grades, quality: flavor, texture, salinity, size, color, firmness, age, 'pop' etc.
Shipping: Perishable – ships next day when ordered before 12pm EST - Free shipping on all caviar orders!