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A5 Rating: What Does It Mean?

Wagyu beef often exceeds USDA Prime, so it makes more sense to refer to the standards of the Japanese Meat Grading Association (JMGA) to accurately score it. Learn more about this rating system and what it takes to be graded A5. Read More

Intro to Wet-Aged vs. Dry-Aged Beef

Both dry-aged and wet-aged steaks are worth trying, but they each have their pros and cons, but both are worth a try. Read More

Is the Cost of Wagyu Really Worth It?

If you’ve got sticker shock on the cost of Wagyu, remember that fullblood Wagyu cattle are incredibly rare because they have to be 100 percent verifiably, genetically Wagyu. Read More

Grilling Season: The Best Wagyu Beef Cuts to Cook

Whether you’ve been grilling since you could walk or finally moved to a climate where you’re ready to embrace the culture of grilling, here are some pro tips and the best Wagyu beef cuts to get you started. Read More

Cooking Wagyu Beef Using the Maillard Reaction

The Maillard reaction is about more than looks! The reaction changes the aroma and taste of food, too, by leveling up the umami experience. The result? Golden, brown, and delicious. Read More

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The History of Tri Tip

The tri tip, once known simply as “the triangle part”—is a rare gem, and one that you need to add to your grilling and roasting rotation STAT. Read More

5 Tips for Cooking Wagyu Beef Like a Master

With just a little bit of extra time and care, you can maximize the flavor and texture of your Wagyu. Here are five pro tips for making sure you’re cooking Wagyu like the pros. Read More

Sous Vide Wagyu Beef Meatball Recipes

Sous vide meatballs require some keen attention to detail—these won’t cook the same as pan-seared, slow-cooked, or baked meatballs. Keep these three things in mind as you embark on your sous vide meatball journey. Read More

5 Tips for Spotting the Difference Between Wagyu and Other Beef Online

When shopping for meat online and comparing Wagyu to other beef, you’ve got to look beyond descriptions alone. Here are five differentiators that set Wagyu apart from the herd. Read More

4 Wagyu Beef and Kobe Myths That Need Busting

You’ve got meaty myths; we’ve got the chops to debunk them. Here are four Wagyu beef and Kobe myths that need busting. Read More
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