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.
The Netherlands, Province of Zeeland, Oosterschelde National Park. The Oosterschelde is directly connected to the North Sea. Due to strict inspections and requirements, this is one of Europe's cleanest and most nutrient-rich breeding grounds. The Oosterschelde is the perfect area for the cultivation of this beautiful oyster. This is due to its sheltered location, the temperature and the salinity of the clear water and the peaty soil.
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.
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'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.