Sturia is a pioneer in French caviar production, developing its own fish farms in Aquitaine, south west France, they ensure the highest levels of quality in the production controlling the full cycle from breeding to maturation.
For the last 30 years Sturia has been a leader in French Caviar production. Sturia own their own fish farm in Aquitaine, southwest France and control every step from breeding of the sturgeon to the caviar maturation.
All their processes are designed not only to ensure the very highest standards of quality for the caviar itself, but also to care for the ecological balance of the natural environment. Particular attention is paid to the water quality and the wellbeing of the fish- a flawless, 100% natural product.
Sturia breed both Oscietra and Baerii species of sturgeon and cultivate a caviar without the use of Antibiotics, growth hormones or GMO's. Meticulous selection takes place at every step of the production and maturation of the caviar, and it is a slow process- it takes 8 years for a female to reach maturity.
Once the roes are selected, traditional methods are used to prepare the caviar. Careful hand sorting, and regular tasting, of the eggs are key before the maturation process can begin.
The eggs are slightly salted using the Malossol methods, which brings out their unrivalled flavour and length on the palate. This traditional expertise releases all the caviar's balanced, hazelnut flavours.
Innovation is an integral part of Sturia's philosophy. Working with internationally renowned scientific partners ensures that they are constantly improving their fish production and care. It is the only French producer working from "the eggs to the eggs" on two species.