Cockles and Palourdes

Cockles – Tapes philippinarum
Palourdes – Cersatodema edules

Our cockles and palourdes are harvested from Poole Harbour. Whilst the harbour is generally agreed to be the second largest natural harbour in the world, the average depth is only about 24″ deep. Being shallow and muddy it is full of nutrients and is an ideal habitat for these bivalves. All cockles and clams are purified in tanks which pass the water over UV lights, killing any harmful bacteria. This process has to be for a minimum of forty two hours – the result is a safe, grit-free gastronomic treat.

All orders are sent with purification certificates.