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'. These claires, which are connected to the open sea, are shallow closable ponds 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.
|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.|
Suspended rack culture, principally in bags on oyster racks one metre above the sea bottom.
The Fine de Claire oyster has a higher liquid content and a delicate salty 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.|
|Nr. 4||46-65 grams|
|Nr. 3||66-85 grams|
|Nr. 2||86-120 grams|
|Nr. 1||120-150 grams|
|Nr. 0||+150 grams|
'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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