Color of goose liver

Depending on its origin, type and cooking method, the color varieties of goose liver are from light grey to rose pink.

Additionally, there exist pâté de foie gras; mousse de foie gras (both must contain 50% or more goose liver); parfait de foie gras (must contain 75% or more goose liver); and other preparations (no legal obligation established).

Raw foie gras is classified as Grade A, B or C, with Grade A typically being the best for searing.