Imported Japanese A5 Kobe Wagyu Ribeye Steak - 16oz
World’s Most Luxurious Steak! Now available through Maurizio's Pizzeria executive vendor channels.
How to order: Payment must be made in full at the pizzeria, online or paid via e-transfer. Expect 3 days to arrive.
WHAT IS WAGYU BEEF?
Wagyu is a Japanese beef cattle breed, which can be consumed. Wagyu refers to all Japanese beef cattle, where ‘Wa’ means Japanese and ‘gyu’ means cow.
- Wagyu beef cattle were originally draft animals used in agriculture, and were selected for their physical endurance.
- This selection favored animals with more intra-muscular fat cells – ‘marbling’ – which provided a readily available energy source.
- Wagyu is a horned breed and the cattle are either black or red in color.
HOW DOES WAGYU BEEF TASTE?
Wagyu beef has been described as having a “unique taste” as it is very tender and appears highly marbled.
Wagyu has a “buttery, yet firm texture and lustrous, red colour It’s a very juicy style of beef with some serious umami flavour. Although it has a strong beefy taste, it’s more “sweet” than “greasy.””
IS WAGYU BEEF HEALTHY?
Yes! Wagyu beef is considered a healthy meat. The mono-unsaturated to saturated fat ratio has proven higher in Wagyu than in other beef, having a more minimal impact on human cholesterol levels.
Wagyu is also higher in a fatty acid called conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). In fact, Wagyu beef contains 30% more CLA than other beef breeds.