Portugal special portugese oester

Special de Portugal

We deliver a selection of Portuguese Creuse oysters under the ‘Portugal Special’ label. Oyster production in Portugal has taken off in recent years, and cultivation techniques have also been optimised by several growers. We have selected great specials with meat percentages in excess of 10.5% from a hand-picked number of these growers. These oysters are less salty than is usual in this region.

This oyster has been selected by World of Oysters. World of Oysters is in contact daily with a selected group of passionate growers who cultivate this type of oysters. Please contact us for further information and prices.

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Verpakking special de portugal
Breeding area Portugal – Setubal. World of Oysters is in contact with a group of passionate growers, meaning we are always up-to-date with the situation in the various growing areas. We select the best Portugal Special oysters available at any moment, meaning we are able to supply consistent, great quality of Portugal Specials all year round from the various cultivation areas.
Breeding method

In Portugal, cultivation of oysters on racks has increased in recent years. We are now seeing these appearing in more and more areas, and great oysters are being grown in the familiar oyster bags.


These oysters have a full, creamy, salty taste.

Season These oysters are available all year round and have a good meat percentage.

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
Verpakingen oester opslag

'World of Oysters Selection'

There are many passionate oyster growers in Portugal using traditional methods and specialising in growing beautiful Specials. They work day and night on the cultivation of these great oysters, making good use of many years of specialist knowledge and experience. The quality of their product depends on many factors, some of which are difficult for the growers to control. World of Oysters maintains contact with a group of selected growers in relation to the situation in the growing areas, which allows us to offer a consistent quality of Portugal Specials all year round.

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Meet a few of our oysters

Flat Oyster Dutch Imperial

Dutch Imperial

This unique Dutch oyster of exceptional quality is cultivated by the Dhooge Family (Oesterij) in Lake Grevelingen and the Eastern Scheldt. Due to the vulnerability of the Ostrea Edulis species, this oyster requires a lot of attention and care from the grower. The Dutch Imperial brand is a selection of the best flat oysters from the oyster farms in the Zeeland waters in the Netherlands. After careful selection, grading and checks, it is sold to well-known hotels and restaurants all over the world.

Oester Oesterij special

Oesterij Special

This full, creamy Dutch oyster is grown in specially designed oyster baskets attached to oyster racks. This gives the oyster its lovely, deep shape. As the Oosterschelde is among the cleanest waters in the world, and we grow both diploid and triploid oysters, these oysters are available in top quality and with their unique taste all year round. We are proud that many top chefs have chosen this unique, special oyster and we can't wait for you to taste them!

Oisri oester


These beautiful, full specials are grown on the west coast of Ireland near Cromane: an area known worldwide for its high-quality, lovely full creamy oysters. The Oisri oyster has stunningly colourful striped shells with a pearly white interior and an impressively deep cup and uniform shape due to the regular hands-on approach by the local Irish fishermen. The taste can be described as green apple and cucumber with a hint of salted hazelnuts. Sweet as well as salty.