Osetra Caviar Tasting Notes

ANNA Dutch Osetra Caviar

Whether you're new to the world of caviar, or a seasoned expert, caviar tasting is a luxurious and adventurous experience.

Before embarking on your caviar tasting experience, it's worth understanding why Osetra is considered as one of the world's finest caviars.

ANNA Dutch Osetra caviar is produced by the most experienced fisheries in the Netherlands.  So you can expect top quality caviar, produced with passion, knowledge and craftsmanship that have been passed on from generation to generation in a famous family of the classic Caspian caviar industry.

Osetra is considered the most intriguing fish, with more subtle nuances in flavour, size and the colour of her eggs, than any other sturgeon.

Osetra is one of the three key sturgeon species from which the best caviar is traditionally harvested. In the traditional caviar hierarchy, the top three caviars come from sturgeon species native to the Caspian Sea. In this hierarchy, Osetra caviar is shadowed only by Beluga and before Sevruga caviar.

Now for the fun bit!

Osetra Flavour Profile:

  • Robust, nutty flavour
  • Rich, buttery finish
  • Juicy, tender texture

How to serve: 

For us, ANNA Dutch Osetra caviar is a worthy standalone experience.  Enjoy in small portions so you can savour the subtle flavours & texture. 

Osetra, like all caviar, should be served chilled, and never frozen. We recommend serving on a bed of crushed ice, which will help keep the caviar at the right temperature throughout.

Some of the best caviar accompaniments are the simplest.  So think buttered toast, crème fraiche & blinis.

What to drink:

The nutty richness of Osetra pairs perfectly with a dry sparkling wine. Look for a champagne or a Blanc de Blanc that is crisp, fresh and slightly acidic to balance out the flavours in this caviar.

A good choice for Osetra would also be a dry white wine like a Chablis. The acidity of the wine will help to cut through the richness of the caviar, while the light flavour won't compete with it.

How to store:

Your ANNA Dutch Caviar should be stored just around freezing point but not fully frozen. Anywhere between 0 to -2 degrees Celsius is ideal.  Most household refrigerators won’t reach this temperature, so determine the coldest area of your refrigerator and designate it as your caviar storage spot.