The growers of Australia’s Oyster Coast produce three premium oyster species, available in live and half shell, nationally to select partner outlets and restaurants across Asia.
With a rich and slightly salty flavour, Rock Oysters leave a lingering mellow aftertaste.
The primary species of oyster grown in Australia’s Oyster Coast is the Rock Oyster (known as Sydney Rock Oyster), sought by high-end restaurants around the world for its sweet taste and creamy texture. Rock Oysters are native only to the east coast of Australia and are grown in rivers, lakes, and bays. The oysters are incredibly varied in their shape, colour, texture and flavour depending on which river and area they are farmed. The Rock Oyster takes at least three years to grow ready for harvest. With a rich and slightly salty flavour, Rock Oysters leave a lingering mellow aftertaste. Australia’s prestige native oyster, sought by high-end restaurants the world over for its uniqueness and incredible taste.
This is the oyster lover’s oyster – full-bodied, finely textured and rich in flavour.
Difficult to come by due to its scarcity, Australia’s rare native Angasi Oyster is a cousin to the famous flat Belon oysters from France. This is the oyster lover’s oyster – full-bodied, finely textured and rich in flavour. Farmed exclusively for hand-picked outlets, our Angasi Oysters are available in two sizes. Opening Angasi Oysters takes some practice but becomes easy if you have the right tools and know-how.
The peak season for Angasi is May to November.
Popular all over the world, the fast-growing Pacific Oyster has a fresh, salty flavour, underlying creaminess with a crisp clean finish.
The Pacific Oyster was introduced into Australia and this world-wide favourite is now grown under carefully managed environmental conditions. With five different sizes to suit all preferences, the fast-growing Pacific Oyster has a fresh and salty flavour, with a crisp clean finish. Opening Pacific Oysters gets easier with practice especially if you have the right tools and know-how.
Appellation Oysters is a premium grading program, designed for the identification and selection of the best quality oysters available on any given day. By selecting and grading our oysters from the 60+ farms in the Australia’s Oyster Coast (AOC) family, only the most beautiful oysters will be awarded Appellation status on that particular day. Upon arrival in Batemans Bay, AOC’s grading team checks the oysters’ condition, yield, taste, exterior shell shape and external shell for any overcatch across all grades. At this stage, the various grades are pre-categorised for their possible acceptance into Appellation program. Should the oysters be determined Appellation worthy, they are sent back through our washers in preparation for the grading tables.
The harvested oysters are carefully washed, packed in sealed boxes with a copy of the estuary tasting notes and marked with their estuary of origin, to guarantee authenticity. Not only are the oysters graded for size, consistency and shape but they are also judged for their flavour and texture. Appellation Oysters are guaranteed to deliver the very best oysters available from any estuary within the Appellation group.
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