If you’ve never had Japanese Wagyu beef you have no idea what you’ve been missing!
What is Japanese Wagyu Beef
Wagyu literally translates to “Japanese Cow.” For the better part of history, Japan was the only place in the world where you could enjoy this spectacular form of beef, but in recent years, dedicated beef producers managed to import purebred Wagyu cattle to the United States.
Meet the Butcher is lucky enough to have entered into a contract with the best American Wagyu beef producers, making it possible to supply you with this delicious and rare treat.
In addition to Waygu beef that was grown in the United States, we also have the distinction of being the only U.S.A. importer of genuine Japanese A5 Gunma Wagyu.
Why Japanese Wagyu Beef is Superior
The farmers who ultimately created Wagyu dedicated their life to creating a breed that created the best-tasting beef you’ll ever eat. It took generations of careful breeding to create just the right cattle.
Waygu beef packs a one-two punch. The first thing you’ll notice as soon as you take your first bite is that each fiber is bursting with flavor and that it seems to melt in your mouth.
The second thing you’ll notice is that shortly after eating Waygu beef, you have more energy and have a general healthy vibe. That’s because Waygu beef is also good for you. Each steak is packed full of omega-3, omega-6, conjugated linoleic acid, and concentrated monounsaturated fats.
How to Treat Yourself to Japanese Wagyu Beef
When you decide it’s time to treat yourself to Japanese Wagyu Beef it’s important to understand that not all Wagyu beef is the same. There are different categories and each category tells you how pure the beef is and even provides some information about where the cattle were raised.
F1 Wagyu Beef
Wagyu Beef with an F1 ranking is the result of cross-breeding. Farmers who were lucky enough to have acquired genuine Wagyu cattle when Japan still allowed the valuable animals to be exported have built their herd by breeding the Wagyu cattle to other cattle breeds. The most common crosses involve crossing a Wagyu with Angus or Holstein. These animals are typically grown in the United States and are fed a careful diet. While it’s not quite the same as purebred Wagyu beef, it’s still better than anything you’ll find in the supermarket. The meat is rich and creamy.
Kobe Wine Beef
Kobe Wine Beef is a type of Wagyu Beef that we import from Japan. This beef is produced from cattle that have been fed a diet that’s rich in grapes. They’re also fed high-quality hay, sugar cane, and beer lees. The meat is sweeter and has a soft texture.
Japanese A5 Gunma Wagyu
Japanese A5 Gunma Wagyu is the best Japanese Waygu beef you’ll ever enjoy. Producers of this exquisite beef don’t just agonize over their breeding program, but they also dedicate enormous amounts of time making sure that the cattle are hand raised in the ideal setting. Everything from elevation to the amount of sunlight the cattle is exposed to is carefully considered. The cattle drink from the Tone River which further improves the meat’s flavor. Meat the Butchers has the distinction of being the only U.S.A. based retailor that’s lucky enough to import Japanese A5 Gunma Wagyu. We’re happy to pass it on to you.
Are you dying to get your hands on a high-quality Japanese Wagyu steak? Contact Meat the Butchers and find out how easily we can make that happen.