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.
|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.|
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.|
|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 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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Special de Claire
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