Beluga caviar is caviar consisting of the roe (or eggs) of the beluga sturgeon Huso huso. It is found primarily in the Caspian Sea, the world’s largest salt-water lake, which is bordered by Iran and the CIS countries of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan. It can also be found in the Black Sea basin and occasionally in the Adriatic Sea. Beluga caviar is the most expensive type of caviar, with present market prices ranging from $7,000 to $10,000 per 1 kg.
Beluga lives in the Caspian Sea and is rather large. The fish can live for up to 150 years and weigh one ton. Many connoisseurs consider the Beluga’s Caviar to be the best, which put excessive demands on the species.
Caviar is known for its subtle, buttery flavor. It should always be served cold. Malossol, or lightly salted caviar, is considered to be the highest quality.
Beluga caviar is one of the best and priciest of the caviars. Malossol (lightly salted) beluga is the finest, and the most expensive.
Wild sturgeon caviar is the connoisseur's choice. Smeared on blinis or spooned directly into the mouth of a loved one, it's also the height of satisfaction.