Fine de claire franse oester

Fine de Claire

These oysters were popular with French bon vivants back in the 17th century already. The Fine de Claire is a well-known French oyster that has undergone its last 'affinage' in the 'claires', found principally in the Marennes-Orléron, Bretagne and La Vendée regions. These claires, which are connected to the open sea, are shallow closable basins in the past used mainly for the production of salt. Thanks to the affinage in the claires, these oysters have a stronger, slightly sweeter taste. The Fines de Claires lie in the claires for one to three months at a maximum density of 20 oysters per square metre and have a meat percentage of between 6.5 and 10.5%.

This oyster has been selected by World of Oysters. World of Oysters is in daily contact with a selected group of passionate growers growing this type of oyster. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information and prices.

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Verpakking fine de claire
Breeding area France. This oyster can be grown in various parts of France, but must have spent at least 28 days in the famous ‘Claires’ to be called a Fine de Claire.
Cultivation

Suspended rack culture, principally in bags on oyster racks one metre above the sea bottom.

Taste

The Fine de Claire oyster is soft, has a higher liquid content and a sweeter taste.

Season The Fine de Claire has a meat percentage of between 6.5 and 10.5% and is available all year round in the following selections, see below.

Our selection

Format Weight
Nr. 4 46-65 grams
Nr. 3 66-85 grams
Nr. 2 86-120 grams
Nr. 1 120-150 grams
Nr. 0 +150 grams
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'World of Oysters Selection'

There are many passionate craft oyster growers in France specialising in the cultivation of the Fine de Claire. They are involved in the production of this stunning oyster day and night, making use of many years of knowledge and experience. The quality of the oysters depends on many factors, over some of which the grower can exercise little control. World of Oysters maintains contact with a group of selected growers concerning the situation in the cultivation beds. This allows us to offer a constant quality of Fine de Claire oysters throughout the year.

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The Special de Claire is a well-known French oyster that has undergone its last 'affinage' (ripening process) in the 'claires'. This oyster stays in the claires for longer than most of its predecessors: namely 2 to 6 months, with a maximum density of 10 oysters per square metre. This gives this oyster its characteristic roundness and depth. The taste of a Special de Claire differs from a Fine de Claire in the firmer texture of the meat and ...