OK, we’ve all heard of the luxurious black pearls of Beluga caviar. But who has heard of the delicate white pearls of escargot (as in snails) caviar?
The one person farming snails for caviar in Australia is Cheryl Jokobi who has set up Gippsland Pearls with partner Sara Bailey in the state of Victoria. Cheryl says escargot caviar is really popular in Europe, but she still has to develop a market for it Down Under.
Here she chats to veronicamatheson.com about her snails, where she finds them, and how the caviar is produced.