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This two-pack lets you indulge in the classic charms of top-of-the-line caviar while still being a bit adventurous. Celebrity chef Jacques Pépin prefers the firmly textured richness of pressed caviar. Known as payusnaya in Russian culinary tradition, it combines nutty California White Sturgeon, briny Paddlefish, and creamy Hackleback in a concentrated, cohesive disc ideally suited to molding, slicing, shaving with a vegetable peeler or lightly cooking. His wife Gloria prefers the gunmetal gray beads of Paddlefish caviar, with a saline snap fit for smoked seafood, shellfish and a well-chilled glass of Muscadet.
Brand: California Caviar Company
Origin: United States
The California Caviar Company believes in responsible luxury. The San Francisco-based producer and distributor of gourmet foods is changing how we consume this decadent delight, offering sustainably sourced domestic caviars (including white sturgeon, hackleback, paddlefish, whitefish, and a palate-friendly combination of roes), as well as sought-after Iranian and Russian Osetra and sevruga. The company has also teamed with preeminent French chef Jacques Pépin to create a versatile pressed caviar, payusnaya.