Herring melts
454g / 1 block
Herring melts on toast with parsley

Herring melts - 1 block

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1 block / 454g

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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."


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Price per kilo £20.70/kg



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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.


Catch Method
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

Two Quick Recipes For Melts (Aka Soft Herring Roes)

Mmmm melts. Just delightful.

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Everything you need to know about herring

Everything you need to know about herring

When you think of herring, your mind might send you to Scandinavia and you might conjure up images of pickled fish with radishes and rye bread.

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