International specialties for the at-home gourmand.
The most expensive caviar in the world comes from a tiny fish farm just outside Salzburg, Austria: Strottarga Bianco Caviar from the Siberian albino sturgeon. Once harvested, the eggs are dehydrated and sprinkled with 22-karat edible gold flakes. Velvety, buttery, and sold for $113,630/2.2 pounds (enough for a party with friends). Ships or delivers worldwide. gruell-salzburg.at
From Kuroge cattle, this D’Artagnan A5 Wagyu is raised by Japanese beef masters who follow traditional methods to produce a rich and delicate beef that is recognized around the world for its marbling, velvety texture, and sweet flavor. $1,799/12 pounds, free shipping; dartagnan.com
Farmstead artisan cheeses from Calkins Creamery in the Upper Delaware River Valley are available in Barn Red Cheddar, Misty Morning Welsh Cheddar, and garlic-, ginger-, and paprika-studded Vampire Slayer varieties. Wheels encased in black wax. From $12/pound, plus shipping. calkinscreamery.biz
Housed in a former NYC tenement building and run by the Russ family’s fourth generation, Russ & Daughters makes traditional boiled bagels and bialys, also challah, babka, knishes, and traditional whitefish spread. Items ship nationally via gourmet distributor Goldbelly. russanddaughters.goldbelly.com