Royal Belgian White Pearl Caviar
This “White Pearl” caviar is extremely rare in the United States. Our Royal Belgian White Pearl Caviar is produced by a stock of albino Sterlet Sturgeon that have a structure and size very similar to Sevruga caviar. Their “white pearls” are visually distinct from any other caviar on the market. Their soft eggs offer a unique but exquisite taste.
The Sterlet Sturgeon (Acipenser ruthenus) is a relatively small species of sturgeon from Eurasia. It is native to large rivers that flow into the Black Sea, Azov Sea and the Caspian Sea. With its maximum weight of approximately 16 kg, it is the smallest of the sturgeon family. Considering the excellent caviar that these sturgeons produce (once favored by the Royal Family of Russia) it is rare they are seen in Western markets. Ranging from pure white to even a brilliant “gold” these tender eggs have a distinct flavor and are sold fresh upon availability.
This is truly an exceptional caviar for when you need something that bit more exclusive and unique.
Exclusive Providers of Royal Belgian
We are proud to say that Browne Trading is the exclusive provider in the United States of this top of the range Caviar. What started in Belgium as a fish feed production company in the 1980s, Royal Belgium Caviar has since evolved and is now considered one of Europe’s most acclaimed producers of beautiful caviars. They began in the late eighties with the breeding of sturgeon in support of the development of sturgeon feed. In the early nineties, biologist Dr. Willy Verdonck was engaged in the breeding of sturgeon caviar, which yielded the first results in 2002. Although initially very limited, the production did gradually increase, as did the number of cultivated species. Through years of intensive research, Dr. Verdonck managed to completely control the breeding cycle of some sturgeon species (and he is now considered an international authority on caviar production). From the fertilization of the egg up to the production of caviar, every step in the farm is meticulously controlled and monitored – and only one person, Willy’s wife Mia, is entrusted with the final production of the caviar.
Care & Serving Sizes
If you are wondering about serving sizes or about how to care for your caviar you should check out our guide! It was provided by our very own, Founder, President, and Owner, Rod Browne Mitchell. Mitchell is a leading authority on caviar in the U.S. with many of the best restaurants & chefs in the country relying on his expertise. If you are interested learning more about Mitchell’s story click here!
Our Caviar Room is where the magic happens. This is where every type of caviar Browne Trading offers is selected & graded to ensure you only ever receive the finest quality product possible. Click here for a “behind the scenes” look at how we prepare your caviar before we send it your way!
Serviceware & Accompaniments
We have a variety of items which will significantly enhance your experience with our premium quality caviar. For example, our hand-crafted Mother of Pearl Spoons is a very popular choice. The reason our spoons are so popular is that mother of pearl does not react with the caviar as metal utensils do. With mother of pearl, you get the real essence of our caviar on your pallet. Our Bilinis & Creme Fraiche are also hugely popular companions with our caviar.