Cougar Creek Oysters Flavor Profile
Cougar Creek Oysters are cultivated on the eastern edge of Vancouver Island in Baynes Sound, British Columbia. They are new on the market in 2016 as I have never heard of them before. And, they are a complicated oyster in that their cultivation involves 3 techniques…suspension tray, tumbling, and beach cultivation.
The result is an oyster which has beautiful multi-colored shells with deep cups, firm meats, and a relatively consistent size and shape. The taste of Cougar Creek oysters is smooth and briny with a sweet melon finish.
|Cougar Creek Oyster|
|Location||Baynes Sound, British Columbia|
|Species||Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas)|
|Oyster Availability||October – July|
|Size||3″ to 3 1/2″|
|Oyster Cultivation||Suspended Tray, Tumbled, and finished on the Beach for 6 months|
|Oyster Flavor Profile||Cougar Creek Oysters have firm meats nestled in deep cups with a briny, smooth flavor and a sweet melon-like finish.|