Cloudy Bay Clams are pioneers in the industry of harvesting surf clams along the coast of New Zealand. Harvested wild from the pristine coastal environment of New Zealand’s Marlborough Sound, the clams are known for their rich flavor and creamy texture. Four species of clams are available year round, each with their own unique qualities.
Native to New Zealand’s pristine coastal waters, surf clams thrive in the turbulent surf zone 10 metres under the sea bed that is rich in food. This environment guarantees shellfish to grow with a fully developed taste profile of outstanding quality, that is famous for unique yet versatile flavors. Cloudy Bay clams are exported blanched – both chilled and frozen – and live. This maximizes it’s flavor and preserves freshness. Well thought out and extensively developed harvesting techniques ensure Cloudy Bay surf clams reach the market in perfect condition, delivering a unique dining experience that is celebrated worldwide. The method of blanch chilling is to stabilize and maintain the integrity of the clam by blanching to slightly set the protein in the clam meat. Cloudy Bay Clams proudly carry ‘Friend of the Sea’ certification which confirms efforts and continual commitment to sustainability.