Golden Mantle Oyster Flavor Profile Characteristics

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Golden Mantle Oysters are a Pacific Northwest oyster from one of the British Columbia oyster appellations by Vancouver Island, BC. They grown in the pristine, clean waters of BC’s Sunshine Coast, just north of the Powell River.

Golden Mantle Oysters are farmed by the tray suspension method. 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. 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.

Golden Mantle Oyster
LocationNE of Texada Island in Strait of Georgia, BC
SpeciesPacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas)
Oyster AvailabilitySeptember – July
Sizeup to 3″
Oyster CultivationSuspension tray
Oyster Flavor ProfileGolden Mantle Oysters have full-flavored, sweet ivory meats with a deep cup and melon finish.
MapSee Golden Mantle Oyster Map

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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