How should I store my caviar?

Temperature: The ideal temperature to store caviar is between 29 – 33 degrees Fahrenheit.
Tip: Store caviar toward the back of your fridge- that’s the coldest part. Do not freeze caviar.
Other: Caviar should always be stored upright on a flat surface; caviar contains natural oils which must be evenly distributed throughout the tin.

What is the shelf life of my caviar?

Every tin of Altima Caviar is fresh packaged to order and contains a “best by” date sticker on the bottom. Properly refrigerated, recommended consumption is within 2 months. Once opened, it should be consumed within 3 days.

What is the best way to enjoy caviar?

Altima Caviar’s collection presents only exquisite caviars that shine brilliantly on their own or with minimal accompaniments. The less accoutrements, the more one can savor its exquisite taste and texture.
In its purist form: Place a small amount of caviar on your hand, between the thumb and forefinger (the skin here is neutral and won’t affect the taste), and let it warm slightly before tasting. 

The Traditional Caviar Service: Blinis or toast points, often buttered, serve as a base for the caviar. Additional accompaniments: finely chopped hard boiled eggs, finely chopped onions (red or white), capers, lemon wedges, and Crème fraiche. 

Some other ideas: Smoked salmon, potato chips (we love Cape Cod original!), and cucumber slices. There is no wrong way to delight in caviar.

And to drink? Traditionally served with chilled vodka or champagne, caviar pairs very well with a variety of wines and spirits!  Altima Caviar suggests pairings in each product description.

How should I serve my Altima Caviar? 

Caviar should be served chilled to preserve its delicate flavor. A traditional method is to place the caviar tin on a bed of crushed ice in a caviar bowl or server, which helps maintain its optimal temperature. 
Use non-metallic serving utensils, such as mother-of-pearl, bone, gold, or plastic spoons, as metal can react with the caviar and alter its taste. 

What makes Altima Caviar different? 

Not all aqua farms are created equal. Each farm has distinct practices which produce vastly different products. We personally visit and maintain relationships with our suppliers’ aqua farms to verify they meet our high standards for quality, consistency, and sustainability.

How does Altima Caviar simplify the process of purchasing caviar?

We value quality over quantity. We are not about offering a million choices, but the best choices. We educate our customers on the different tasting notes between the various caviars.

Tell us about your caviar collections?

Our curated collection includes two Oscietras, a Beluga Hybrid, and a Siberian. The Oscietras are mild and buttery, whereas the Beluga Hybrid has more of a rich flavor profile, as does the Siberian, further characterized by a long finish. We also offer a Chef’s Collection with add on varieties specially chosen for their culinary versatility. One of our favorite offerings is the Caviar Bump Set, which provides customers the opportunity to explore the subtle differences between each variety. Plus, it’s a lot of fun.

What do you mean by “your caviar concierge?”

An effortless experience. Thanks not only to to our streamlined collection but also in the most traditional sense of the word, a direct line to a caviar liaison. When it comes to customer service, Altima has no desire to automate. We are dedicated to a personalized experience for each consumer, client, and partner.


What is caviar?

Caviar is traditionally defined as the salt-cured roe (malossol) of sturgeon, a family of fish primarily found in the Caspian Sea, the Black Sea, and occasionally in freshwater lakes and rivers. The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) further define true caviar as the roe of fish from the Acipenseriformes order, emphasizing the distinction between sturgeon caviar and other types of fish roe, which are considered substitutes rather than authentic caviar.

The term caviar in the context of Altima Caviar refers to caviar as defined by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization; true caviar; Caviar-the-delicacy, from the eggs of Sturgeon

Is caviar good for you?

Caviar is a nutritional powerhouse. Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, caviar supports heart health, brain function, and skin vitality. It is also a good source of vitamins B12 and D, essential for energy and bone health. Altima Caviar is not only selling and promoting a delicious, celebratory food, but one that is full of tangible benefits. 

Wild caught? Farmed? What’s the difference?

In 1998, due to the overfishing and habitat destruction of sturgeon, sturgeon fishing and sturgeon product trade restrictions were implemented around the world. Since then, all Caviar lawfully bought and sold in the United States, United Kingdom, European Union, and beyond is farmed.