Caviar and Fish Roe
Caviar Caviar should be kept refrigerated until five minutes before serving. Keep the tin closed and in the coolest part of your refrigerator, away from the light. Do not open it at all until just before serving. If stored in this way, caviar will stay in the average refrigerator for approximately two weeks. Once opened, caviar should be eaten and enjoyed immediately. Caviar should never be frozen.
Optional creme fraiche Store crème fraîche in the refrigerator. Typically, crème fraîche will keep for up to eight weeks, if refrigerated. If separation occurs, gently stir the liquid back into the crème fraîche.
Avoid using metallic utensils entirely as they can interfere with the natural essence of caviar. For an unadulterated experience, choose utensils and bowls made from non-reactive materials such as mother of pearl, glass, plastic, or wood.
Great caviar can be enjoyed simply on its own. If you would like to serve the caviar with an accompaniment, spread a light coat of crème fraîche on a blini, toast point, quail egg, or baby potato, and then crown it with caviar. Gently lift the caviar from the tin using a non-metallic spoon, not a fork or knife. Be careful not to break the pearls.