The Oosterschelde Creuse is also called Zeeland Creuse. This briny delicacy is cultivated with great dedication and craftsmanship by the Dhooge family of De Oesterij in Yerseke. The unique flavour of this delicate oyster is lightly fruity with a deliciously fresh and briny accent. The Oosterschelde's robust sea flavour creates the sophisticated bite that sets this oyster apart. The Oosterschelde Creuse has a deep-cupped bowl and an oval, jagged shell.
To farm this genuine Zeeland oyster, De Oesterij disposes of 21 plots in the Oosterschelde, with a total surface area of 105 hectares. As a result, De Oesterij can guarantee continuous supply and premium quality throughout the season.
Oysters fished by de Oesterij are MSC certified. This guarantees sustainable farming and harvesting.
|Breeding area||The Netherlands, Province of Zeeland, Grevelingenmeer. De Grevelingen is the largest saltwater lake in Europe and has been a protected nature reserve since 2003. Due to strict inspections and requirements, this is one of Europe's cleanest and most nutrient-rich breeding grounds. The abundance of food, the many hours of sunshine that Zeeland enjoys, the clear water and the sheltered location make De Grevelingen a perfect area for oyster farming.|
The unique flavour of the Oosterschelde Creuse is lightly fruity with a deliciously fresh and briny accent. The Oosterschelde's robust sea flavour creates the sophisticated bite that sets this oyster apart.
|Season||The Oosterschelde Creuse is available in the following grades, from September to May:|
'World of Oysters Selection'
The Dhooge family specialise in the growing of crustaceans and shellfish. The business is currently in the hands of the fourth generation: brothers Jurrie, Gerrie & Jean. The Dhooge family are absolutely committed to delivering the highest quality products in a sustainable way. Long-term cooperation with customers and chefs is an essential component of this.
For this reason, the family is more than pleased to welcome potential customers, chefs and hotel & catering schools to the Oesterij, where they have set up an information centre on the growing of oysters and mussels at the historic oyster beds. Alongside tours on land and on the water, here you can also taste their range of fresh oysters and mussels.