At a private taste-test event in Portland, Oregon, Wild Type recently shared its first pound of lab-grown fish, which took the form of salmon. At the event, diners were treated to a variety of cell-based salmon dishes, including ceviche verde, salmon tartare, Hawaiian poke and other favorites like spicy salmon sushi rolls.
Wild Type began its research and development for the lab-grown fish in 2018 and this marks the first large-scale test of its innovative new salmon product.
As it stands, the start-up's lab-grown salmon can only be served raw, as it loses its textural qualities when heat is applied. In the future, Wild Type aims to create a new version of the lab-grown salmon that can be just as versatile as fresh, ocean-caught salmon.