The delicate flavour of caviar only lasts a short time, and it’s essential that you keep it as fresh as possible to enjoy it longer. Of course, the best thing to do is to eat your roe immediately, but what if you want to savour it for a while?
This guide explains how to store your caviar to keep it fresh and what you should know about the shelf life of this delicacy.
Keeping it Cool
Some people may advise you that you should freeze your caviar for the ultimate freshness, but this is not accurate after it has been thawed. When you’re putting an open container or sealed tin away, it should go in the coldest part of the fridge on a sealed bag of ice. Ideally, this is about 32 degrees Fahrenheit or 0 degrees Celcius.
Keep in mind that caviar that has been exposed to air has a limited shelf life. You should not store it if it has been sitting out for a while. Instead, remove it from the table and place it in a dish with plastic wrap over it, and serve it on demand.
Caviar’s Delicate Shelf Life
There’s a reason caviar is such a delicacy: it is rare and difficult to store long enough to keep it fresh. Stores like myCaviar.com.au have mastered the art of transferring roe from the caviar farm to your doorstep, but it takes careful planning and patience.
When you receive your order, it can last in storage for extended periods, depending on the packaging.
If the container is sealed in tins or jars, you can store it in the fridge for up to 18 months, provided it has stayed chilled at the recommended temperature on the package.
Frozen caviar, once thawed, should only stay in the refrigerator for ten days or less. High-quality caviar doesn’t have preservatives, so the sooner you eat it, the fresher it will remain.
It is possible to freeze caviar from a chilled delivery. You should note that this will change the eggs' taste and texture. If you’re going to freeze from chilled because you can’t consume it within the recommended time, it should be in a sealed, air-tight container without any extra space. Pull the container out a few days before you plan to eat it to give it time to thaw gradually and avoid damaging the eggs.
However, once the caviar is opened, all of this changes. It is now exposed to bacteria and outside food. After a container is opened, the caviar typically lasts no more than two weeks. It will begin to smell, and the taste won’t be as fresh. That’s when you’ll know to get rid of it.
All caviar comes with an expiration date and instructions for storage. Follows the label to ensure you’re meeting the guidelines for your specific roe.
Get the Best Caviar at myCaviar
We all know that caviar is a delicacy that few can afford. For that reason, you want to ensure yours is the highest quality and that you don’t waste it once you receive it.
Ordering from companies like myCaviar in Australia ensure your roe is kept fresh and not exposed to open air from packaging to doorstep.
At myCaviar, we know that the key to your satisfaction is how we handle the high-quality roe on our end. We store and deliver our caviar with the ultimate care, ensuring you receive the freshest, most flavourful delicacy to enjoy at your leisure.