Metcalfe Bay Oyster Flavor Profile Characteristics
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.|
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