5 American Caviars You Should Buy Right Now

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By Paul Greenberg Posted July 14, 2014

America is experiencing a caviar rennaissance. Here are top selections from five producers who ship their excellent caviar nationwide.

America is experiencing a caviar rennaissance. Here are top selections from five producers who ship their excellent caviar nationwide.

Atlantic Caviar & Sturgeon Company, North Carolina
This farm and research center specializes in osetra. $45–$90 for 1 oz.; atlanticcaviarandsturgeon.com.

Fish Breeders of Idaho
Fisherman Leo Ray produces almost 2,000 pounds of caviar per year. Chef Chris Gawronski at Chicago’s Henri is a fan. $60 for 1 oz.; caviarofidaho.com.

Mote Marine Laboratory, Florida
Housed in a cutting-edge aquaculture research center, Mote Marine Laboratory was the first to farm Siberian sturgeon (as opposed to the more common California white sturgeon). $65 for 1 oz.; caviarstar.com.

Sterling Caviar, California
America’s largest supplier, Sterling offers three grades of California white sturgeon caviar (rated by size and color) and supplies high-end purveyors like Petrossian. $70–$117 for 1 oz.; sterlingcaviar.com.

Tsar Nicoulai Caviar, California
Each tin of caviar is harvested from a single fish; Wolfgang Puck and Thomas Keller have served it in their restaurants. $70–$125 for 1 oz.; tsarnicoulai.com.

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