How to Make Caviar in Stardew Valley.

Stardew Valley: How to Make Caviar

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Key Takeaway

You can make Caviar by getting Sturgeon Roe from a Sturgeon in a Fish Pond, placing the Sturgeon Roe in a Preserves Jar, and waiting 6,000 in-game minutes.

Caviar is a required item in the Missing Bundle found in the abandoned JojaMart. Caviar is also one of the items needed to tailor the Fashion Hat. The process required to make Caviar can be a bit challenging, though.

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    What You’ll Need to Make Caviar

    Catching a Sturgeon in Stardew Valley.

    There are a few things you’ll need to do before you start thinking about making Caviar:

    • Build a Fish Pond – A Fish Pond is a farm building that you can purchase from Robin. Head to her shop with 5,000g, 200 Stone, 5 Seaweed, and 5 Green Algae. A Fish Pond takes up 5×5 tile space on your farm.
    • Craft a Preserves Jar – The Preserves Jar is where you’ll be making your Caviar. The Preserves Jar recipe is unlocked at Level 4 Farming and is crafted using 50 Wood, 40 Stone, and 8 Coal.
    • Catch a Sturgeon – The Sturgeon is the only fish you can use in Stardew Valley to make Caviar. You can catch a Sturgeon during the Summer or Winter at the Mountain Lake, or use Magic Bait to catch one regardless of season, time, and weather conditions.

    Once you’ve prepared everything you need, you’re ready to make Caviar.

    How to Make Caviar

    Caviar in Stardew Valley.

    First, take a Sturgeon and put it in your Fish Pond. Remember, the Sturgeon is the only fish you can use to get the proper type of Roe required to make Caviar. Once you’ve placed the Sturgeon in the Fish Pond, check back in a day or so and you’ll find that it has produced Sturgeon Roe.

    Take the Sturgeon Roe and put it in the Preserves Jar. The processing time to turn your Sturgeon Roe into Caviar is 6,000 in-game minutes or around 4 in-game days.

    Caviar can be sold for 500g (700g if you have the Artisan Profession), making it one of the best-selling Artisan Goods in Stardew Valley.

    You Can Purchase Caviar

    If you don’t want to go through the process of making Caviar yourself but still want to get your hands on some to make the Fashion Hat or complete the Missing Bundle, you can buy it from the Traveling Cart if you’re lucky enough for it to appear. The price of Caviar ranges from 1,500-2,500g.

    Caviar as a Gift

    If you have a surplus of Caviar, you can safely gift it to most of the villagers. Here’s who likes Caviar:

    • Abigail
    • Alex
    • Caroline
    • Clint
    • Demetrius
    • Dwarf
    • Elliott
    • Emily
    • Evelyn
    • George
    • Gus
    • Haley
    • Harvey
    • Jodi
    • Kent
    • Krobus
    • Leah
    • Leo
    • Lewis
    • Linus
    • Marnie
    • Maru
    • Pam
    • Penny
    • Pierre
    • Robin
    • Sam
    • Sandy
    • Shane
    • Willy
    • Wizard

    These three villagers hate Caviar, so don’t gift it to them unless you want to be on their bad side:

    • Jas
    • Sebastian
    • Vincent

    Caviar is a high-selling Artisan good that can be gifted to almost every villager, used to tailor the Fashion Hat, and a required item for the Missing Bundle, so stock up on as much as you can.