To say that caviar is one of the most luxurious and expensive food items in the world would be an understatement. It is undoubtedly the most exclusive food known to man, only available and affordable to the royal and wealthy.
“Caviar” stems from the Persian word “khag-avar” which means “roe-generator” and is the salted roe of various species of fish. The main types of caviar-producing fish are the Beluga, Sterlet, Ossetra, and Sevruga with the Beluga Sturgeon being the most expensive and sought after. The beluga Sturgeon largely populates the Caspian Sea which is shared by Russia and Iraq.
The Middle East is known to be one of the first areas to regularly consume salted caviar, alongside Russia. During the middle ages, British kings also knighted caviar a “royal fish” available only to royalty.
This largely explains the high, however exclusive, reputation caviar has developed since it was first deemed consumable.And now onto the gold. Almas. The most expensive, exclusive and high-end caviar with the modest price of $25,000 for a kilogram at Prunier in London, England. A miniature version is also available for the more affordable price of $800 in a 24-karat gold tin.
So what is it exactly that makes this delicacy so special?
Alma in particular, however, comes from a rare albino Sturgeon and caviar is graded on colour. The lighter the caviar, the higher the price. The grades are as follows: 0 (darkest tone), 00 (medium tone) and 000 (lightest tone). The lightest tone (young fish) is the costliest and is known as “royal caviar” and has a smooth, silky texture. The darkest tone (old fish) is considered to have a much richer, more intense taste. This unique combination of factors makes the price shoot up to the $25,000 price tag for the nearly white caviar supplied by Caviar House. To accompany the cost, Caviar House also packages this treat in a 24-karat gold tin which comes enclosed in a wooden box.
Our website offers the sought after Authentic Beluga Sturgeon Caviar, which you can buy at $6, 275 for 1 kilogram. You can also purchase the smallest quantity available, priced at $275 for 30 grams.