Cotuit Oyster Flavor Profile Characteristics

Cotuit OystersOysters courtesy of Summer Shack Oysters
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Cotuit Oysters are an East Coast oyster grown in the waters of Cotuit Bay on Cape Cod. They have been farmed in the same area by the Cotuit Oyster Company since 1857. Today they are cultivated by very specific methods which give the oysters plenty of rich, natural nutrients which in turn causes them to grow quickly. Cotuit oysters have beautiful shells with a distinctive jade green color. The oysters are naturally tumbled by wave action when they are young, creating strong shells before they are bottom planted.


Cotuit Oyster
Location Cotuit Bay, Cotuit Massachusetts
Species Virginica Oyster (Crassostrea virginica)
Oyster Availability Year around
Size 2.5″ Cocktail to 6″ Jumbo
Oyster Cultivation Floating bags until 1″ long, finished on the sand bottom.
Oyster Flavor Profile Cotuit Oysters have plump meats with a clean, sweet, briny flavor.


See proper shellfish storage methods for the best way to maintain the shelf life and flavor of your Cotuit Oysters. Visit the Cotuit website at

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