Paramour Oyster Flavor Profile Characteristics

Paramour Oysters were previously from Virginia, USA but are now cultivated in Caribou Bay, Nova Scotia. They range in size from 2 3/4″ to 3 1/4″ and are described as having “intoxicating bursts of brine that surrender to an enchantingly honeyed finish. Hailing from the Northern Shores of Nova Scotia, the crisp cold waters produce these thick-shelled gems. Effortless to shuck, easy on the eye and guaranteed to please even the most refined palate.” American Mussel Harvesters are the exclusive producer of these fabulously flavored treasures.

Seasonal availability is determined by the shifting ice flows.



Paramour Oyster
Location Caribou Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Species Virginica Oyster (Crassostrea virginica)
Oyster Availability  May thru mid-winter
Size up to 3 1/4″
Oyster Cultivation  Bottom Cultured
Oyster Flavor Profile Paramour Oysters have a firm texture with burst of salinity and a clean, honeyed finish.

History of the Paramour:

Prior to December 2017 Paramours were cultivated in Virginia, but in 2016 they began the process of cultivating them in Nova Scotia and in December 2017 that process was completed so they are now only cultivated in Nova Scotia. For reference, the description below is their previous info from the years when they were from Virginia, USA.

Paramour Oysters are one of the oyster appellations from the Chesapeake Bay region off the Maryland and Virginia coasts. They are cultivated off the shores of Parramore Island, Virginia. This area is very exposed to the Atlantic Ocean and so would think that Paramour Oysters would have a high salinity. But actually, they have a mild brininess.

See proper shellfish storage methods for the best way to maintain the shelf life and flavor of your oysters.

See our list of Where to buy Raw Oysters.


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