Humboldt Gold Oyster Flavor Profile Characteristics

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Humboldt Gold Oysters are a California oyster from Humboldt Bay in northern California. They are an Intertidal Beach Cultured oyster. This oyster is truly a mouthful with a complex flavor. Humboldt Gold Oysters have full, plump meats with a medium brininess and a buttery sweet flavor. They are excellent both for beginners as well as oyster connoisseurs.

Beach cultured oysters are raised on tidal beaches with sandy or rocky bottoms. They are accustomed to fighting the tides, clamping tightly shut during low tides to preserve their “liquor” and to protect themselves against predators. Because of this “tough” life, beach raised oysters are hearty. They have hard, sturdy shells which shuckers like to work with. And their ability to close tightly, coupled with their hard shells, gives them a longer shelf life.

 

Humboldt Gold Oysters
Location Humboldt Bay, northern California
Species Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas)
Oyster Availability September – July
Size up to 3″
Oyster Cultivation Intertidal Beach cultivated oyster
Oyster Flavor Profile Humboldt Gold Oysters have full, plump meats with a medium brininess and a buttery sweet flavor

 

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