Gold Creek Oyster Flavor Profile Characteristics
Gold Creek Oysters are a Pacific Northwest oyster grown on the rocky shores of the southern end of one of the Hood Canal oyster appellations in Washington State. They have a history dating back to the gold rush days.
Gold Creek Oysters are an Intertidal Beach Cultured Oyster. 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.
|Gold Creek Oyster|
|Location||South Hood Canal, WA|
|Species||Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas)|
|Oyster Availability||September – July|
|Size||up to 4″|
|Oyster Cultivation||Intertidal Beach grown|
|Salinity||3.3% (3.5% is full ocean salinity)|
|Oyster Flavor Profile||Gold Creek Oysters have nice full cups, a mild, clean flavor and a bright brininess.|
|Map||See Gold Creek Oyster Map|