What do caviar gems taste like?

caviar gems taste like the sea—an umami profile that is earthy and buttery with light nutty overtones. It’s everything you love about caviar, minus the “pop,” but with a new savory crispiness. 

Ground for use as a luxury seasoning or cocktail garnish, caviar gems continue to reveal nuances of flavor. See our recipes page for ideas on how these rare pearls can seriously elevate your culinary game. 

What caviar is used to create caviar gems?

At caviar gems, we are meticulous in selecting the best roe from premium, ethically farmed, sustainable Osetra sturgeon. We use only the finest Osetra, humanely harvested from these best-in-class farms, where the sturgeon are fed an all-natural diet.

Is it single source?

Yes. Our caviar comes from heritage single-estate family-run sturgeon farms with a focus on sustainability and humane harvesting. 

How are caviar gems created?

Our caviar is crafted using ancient techniques passed down through generations of sturgeon farmers and caviar artisans. We then take the caviar and dry it delicately, in small batches, using a proprietary modern technology.

Is it better to keep caviar gems refrigerated?

While you do not need to refrigerate caviar gems—they’re shelf-stable for up to a year—you may find keeping them in the refrigerator makes for a more pleasant mouthfeel and a more intense flavor.

What ingredients are in caviar gems?

Premium Osetra caviar, dehydrated. 

How is it best to use caviar gems?

However you like! 

We recommend using caviar gems anytime you want to add that finishing touch of elegance to a dish or drink. Sprinkle it from the jar. Crush it with a mortar and pestle. Grind it in a mill. A world of possibility awaits! 

What food is enhanced by caviar gems?

We love it over eggs, pasta, potatoes, sushi and sashimi, tofu, risotto, salads… on steak, duck, pork and lamb, on fish… in salad dressing, on soft butter, over burrata. With chocolate. On popcorn. We could go on…  

What drink is enhanced by caviar gems?

The real question is, "Do you prefer your caviar martini shaken, or stirred?" Whatever your pleasure, caviar gems plays nicely with it: vodka; bourbon; cognac; gin; mezcal; rum; sake; absinthe; tequila; whiskey. 

Should I sprinkle caviar gems, or is it better to grind like salt or pepper?

We love it both ways. Also crushed in a mortar and pestle. And just by the handful.

Is caviar gems good for wellness and nutrition?

Yes. caviar gems is nutrient-dense and perfect for everyday wellness- a source of vitamins and minerals including omega-3 fatty acids, which promote healthy nervous, circulatory, and immune systems. One serving of caviar contains an adult’s daily requirement of vitamin B12 and is rich in vitamins A, E, and B6, as well as iron, magnesium, and selenium.