Snow Creek Oyster Flavor Profile Characteristics

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Snow Creek Oysters are a Pacific Northwest oyster from one of the north Puget Sound oyster appellations by Discovery Bay, WA on the Olympic Peninsula. They are farmed by the tray suspension method in the cold, clean, nutrient rich waters of Discovery Bay at a depth of 60 feet deep. Oysters which are cultivated by the suspension method are the primadonnas of oyster. They are suspended in mesh trays in deep water their entire lives, protected from predators, mud, sand and silt.

Snow Creek oysters 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 plump & tender.


Snow Creek Oyster
Location Discovery Bay, Olympic Peninsula, North Puget Sound, WA
Species Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas)
Oyster Availability October – July
Size up to 3″
Oyster Cultivation Suspended Tray
Oyster Flavor Profile Snow Creek Oysters have firm meats with black mantles, a mild brininess with a distinctive iron flavor and a sweet 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.


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