Melts or milts are the roes of male herring, often known as ’soft herring roe’. Rich and creamy, they literally melt in your mouth and are very good for you as they are full of vitamin D. Occasionally, we offer herring roe (from female herring) - sometimes known as ’hard roe’. These are classic tiny fish eggs, still in their enclosing sac. All items on this page are frozen in a block. If you don’t want to use them all at once, defrost, separate, then refreeze. Wondering how best to cook the melts? Check out our two quick recipes for melts -recipes.
Featured customer reviews for herring melts
- "What a wonderful treat to have herring melts once more after our local supermarkets (fish counter obviously) stopped providing them nearly 2 years ago. But there all similarities end. These really DID melt in the mouth and the flavour was awesome. (Maybe it's to do with the colder waters around Canada where they're sourced ?). As always from The Fish Society this is a great product, beautifully protected/packaged, and I'll definitely be re-ordering."
- "Absolutely fabulous. Used to buy them from a supermarket (all sloppy, no individual pieces), these were beautiful, all able to be separated."
- "Delicious, the packs divide readily following the instructions."
|Frozen||Stored frozen at -22C|
|Chilled||Stored at 2-5C|
|Ambient||Stored at room temperature|
|The area where the fish was caught or farmed|
|Wild or Farmed|
|Wild||Fish that are caught from their natural habitat|
|Organic||Organically farmed and certified by the soil association|
|Farmed||Fish that have been bred on a commercial fish farm|
|Raw||This product has not been cooked in any way|
|Cooked||This product has been cooked, and is ready to eat|
|Cured||This product has been smoked or otherwise preserved|
|Reheat||This product has been prepared and only needs to be heated up to eat.|
|Hand pole & line||Caught using the traditional fishing rod and line|
|Longline||Caught using a long line that has baited hooks and floats attached along its length|
|Dived||Hand caught using divers|
|Foraged||Caught by foraging along the beach|
|Pots & Traps||Caught using stationary pots or traps that are placed along the ocean floor.|
|Dredges||Caught using a net with a heavy steel frame that is dragged along the ocean floor.|
|Gill netting||Caught using a curtain of netting that hangs in the water using floats. Usually does not touch the ocean floor.|
|Seine net||Caught using a ring of netting in the open ocean with floats at the top and pinched at the bottom.|
|Trawled||Caught using a large fishing net dragged behind a fishing boat|
|Netted||Caught using any of the types of netting|