For a generation or more, farmers were pushed to use more non-organic farming practices until many farmers forgot the safe, effective and organic methods used by the generations that went before them. But that attitude is changing. People want not only more organically-grown foods, when it comes to animals used as food, they want that food produced in humane ways. While many types of food products are now available in organic varieties, only one place offers the public organic caviar.
That place is Caviar de Riofrío in Andalusia, Spain. This sturgeon farm is the only sturgeon farm in the world with the designation of “organic.” Though they used time-honored traditons of production, Caviar de Riofrío made the changes necessary to switch to more humane and organic practices. The way they now grow and harvest the sturgeon fish to make caviar has earned them an organic certification. With the certification comes careful monitoring of all aspects of the process from the raising and harvesting to how the caviar is processed, packaged and distributed. In size and flavor, the organic caviar produced compares to Osetra.
For those not used to caviar designations, there are three primary kinds of caviar. The most of expensive of these is Beluga. The other two are Osetra annd Sevruga. All types, with their black or grey eggs, are a taste bud sensation.
Strict guidelines have been put in place to ensure a high-quality, unique organic caviar at this sturgeon farm. The female sturgeon is carefully nurtured for at least 18 years before being harvested to produce caviar. Time is the only way, like wine, to yield a caviar that meets or exceeds the critical standards expected of organic caviar produced.
Care is taken to not just to allow the sturgeon to age, but also to process the fish in a way that does not harm the creature. The technique used actually produces a caviar that provides the most positive of eating experiences.
This caviar that is organically certified by Spain can be purchased in four distinct ways–Classic, Excelsius, Same Day and Unico caviar. Classic caviar is created in the traditional manner with a distinctive taste and texture that chefs cherish. Excelsius caviar has a freshness that draws the connoisseur, along with the larger size and bold color. The Same Day caviar is collected and immediately shipped for eating pleasure. The Unico caviar has a mouthwatering, sensual taste.