Our great-grandfather Pieter Verwijs started farming oysters in 1880. Since we can remember, we have lived with and from the sea. We are proud to continue his legacy with Premier. Our breeder Hans Nelis grows our La Zélandaise with great care and love. The oyster is grown in special bags on tables. It is a creuse from the same family as Irish or French oysters but from Zeeland waters.
The Gault&Millau organisation selected our La Zélandaise as oyster of the year!
Marc Declerck, CEO of Gault&Millau explains why this oyster was awarded the “Selected by Gault&Millau” quality label: “This oyster is a creuse, which, due to its creaminess and well-dosed saltiness, is more reminiscent of the Zeeland flat oyster in terms of finesse, than of a traditional hollow. A fine nutty flavour finale completes the picture.”
Curious about where these oysters grow, we recently visited them again to take a look at this special product. Take a look? Click here.
No.2 = large
Nr.3 = medium