Metcalfe Bay Oyster Flavor Profile Characteristics

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Metcalfe Bay Oysters are cultivated in the nutrient rich, pristine waters off Denman Island, Baynes Sound, British Columbia. Their shells are clean with a deep cup, frilled edges and are purple/grey and ivory in color.

Metcalfe Bay Oysters are farmed by the tray suspension method. Oysters which are cultivated by the suspension method are the primadonnas of oysters. They are suspended in mesh trays in deep water their entire lives, protected from predators, mud, sand and silt. They have beautiful shells with deep cups, but they are an oyster shucker’s nightmare because their shells are brittle since they never had to fight for survival. The oyster flavor profile of suspended oysters tends to be clean, sweet & light, with meats which are tender.


Metcalfe Bay Oyster
Location Denman Island, Baynes Sound, British Columbia
Species Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas)
Oyster Availability September – July
Size up to 4″
Oyster Cultivation Suspended Tray Cultured
Oyster Flavor Profile Metcalfe Bay Oysters have plump, creamy meats set in deep cups with a sweet flavor and smoky finish.

See proper shellfish storage methods for the best way to maintain the shelf life and flavor of your oysters. Also, check-out our list of where to buy raw oysters.


Comments from before Site Migration

MAGICOFSPICE    [ Aug 03, 2010 ]

You would think since I only eat seafood that I would know when things are in season. But then again that is why I have you bookmarked:) Great info as always…

MEGAN []    [ Aug 02, 2010 ]

love oysters… unfortunately here in Wisconsin, they are hard to come by. Sometimes we can get them at a few restaurants, but they are still a few days old by the time they hit the table. Beautiful shells… I am sure they taste like pure ocean goodness!


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