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Introducing the Award-Winning Shinshu Wagyu: A Hidden Gem from Nagano Prefecture

March 29th, 2023 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 4,581 times • 2 min read

Hey there, Wagyu enthusiasts! We've got something really special to share with you today. We're excited to announce that Crowd Cow is now offering the exquisite and award-winning Shinshu Wagyu (信州和牛) from the beautiful Nagano Prefecture (長野県) in Japan. This is a beef that's been praised for its exceptional quality, tenderness, and flavor, thanks to the love and care given by the dedicated farmers in the region. So, let's dive into what makes...

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The Ultimate Shinshu Tasting Flight

March 29th, 2023 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 1,666 times • 1 min read

It is with great pleasure that we’d like to introduce Shinshu Wagyu, known as Shinshu Premium (信州プレミアム) in Japan, to our Crowd Cow customers. Shinshu Wagyu is subtly-sweet, smooth, and decadent – a perfect product of the environment it comes from. Cool weather and mountainous Japanese Alps are reflected in its exquisite marbling and texture. This small farm operation raises Tajima Wagyu using a proprietary finishing method incorporating Nagano...

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The Finest A5 Wagyu from Japan's Snowy North: Introducing Hokkaido Wagyu

July 7th, 2022 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 9,130 times • 1 min read

Today, Crowd Cow is proud to offer a limited supply of Japanese A5 Wagyu from Japan’s most pristine, remote and untouched island -- Hokkaido Wagyu. To anyone who's been lucky enough to experience it, Hokkaido Wagyu represents the future of Wagyu in Japan. Cattle raised there enjoy superior grasses, unique ingredients such as locally-grown fermented pineapple and corn and abundant open space, leading to a more delicate mouthfeel and the...

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Crowd Cow's Holiday Gift Guide: The 10 Best Gifts for Everyone on Your List

December 6th, 2021 by Kaleigh Jurgensmeyer • Read 7,500 times • 2 min read

They say the way to a person’s heart is through their stomachs, and that’s the exact sentiment we’re bringing into this holiday gift guide. Whether you’re shopping for family members, that hard-to-please friend or a colleague, you can’t go wrong with delicious meat and seafood brought to you straight from the source. From authentic Japanese A5 Wagyu to wild-caught Alaskan seafood, we’ve rounded up some of our bestsellers and giftable favorites...

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What's written on a Japanese Wagyu cattle nose print certificate?

July 14th, 2020 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 31,451 times • 1 min read

Besides the incredible marbling and exquisite flavor profile, another thing to admire about Japanese Wagyu is the system of 100% traceability for every animal. The nose print certificates, which track every animal's lineage, place of birth and other details, are the carefully-managed centerpiece of this system. Starting in July of this year, we are offering Kobe Beef, and for the lucky few who are able to score some of this rare Wagyu, we...

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Kobe Beef: Japan's Iconic Wagyu

July 2nd, 2020 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 18,361 times • 1 min read

Kobe Beef is iconic. You could visit the Medina of Fez, a pool hall in Kiev or a village in the highlands of Papua New Guinea and ask almost anyone — and they would tell you they’ve heard of Kobe Beef. There are few things in the culinary world as highly regarded or as rare. It’s scarcity has contributed to its overall aura. Only a relatively small group of farmers and processors in Hyogo Prefecture are qualified to raise it, and each calf...

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How to Make a Wagyu Katsu Sando at Home

May 21st, 2020 by Kaleigh Jurgensmeyer • Read 78,403 times • 2 min read

The internet’s been abuzz with a trendy steak sandwich known as the Wagyu Katsu Sando — a crunchy, panko-breaded and fried cutlet of A5 nestled between two buttery slices of toasted white bread, and topped with a tangy sauce. Popularized in Japan, this dish has made its way across Instagram and into American cuisine — rightfully celebrated for its tender, ultra-marbled, beefy middle and crispy outer layer. Only a few restaurants in the US...

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How to Make Wagyu Brisket Bacon

April 8th, 2020 by Kaleigh Jurgensmeyer • Read 23,980 times • 2 min read

Bacon is universally loved. It’s the perfect combination of crispiness and chew, a literal wave of savory, salty goodness that makes it completely irresistible. While it’s usually associated with pork, BBQ aficionados are raving about the beef version — cured and smoked beef belly (navel). Another variety of beef bacon uses the brisket (what the navel connects to). Since brisket is leaner than the belly, it’s essential to have lots of...

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Japanese Wagyu Butchery 101

March 31st, 2020 by Kaleigh Jurgensmeyer • Read 30,652 times • 3 min read

Japanese Wagyu is one of the most luxurious foods in the world — a distinction earned not just because of its unique Kuroge genetics, but because of the many traditions practiced in Japan, spanning from the way the animals are raised to how the meat is rated, how the steaks are sliced and cooked, and even how the carcasses are butchered. There are a few key differences in Japanese Wagyu butchery versus that in the United States: carcass...

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New: Impossible-to-find A5 Wagyu Cuts from Iwate, Japan

September 22nd, 2019 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 11,433 times • 1 min read

NEW: For the first time available in America, we've brought over beefier cuts that turn A5 Wagyu into an experience and a meal. Shop now Nearly all Japanese Wagyu imported to America centers around the so-called "hollywood cuts" -- Ribeye, New York Strip and Tenderloin. No matter what kind of beef (angus, etc), these cuts are prized for their marbling and tenderness. And with A5 Wagyu, they’re so crazily marbled that it creates an...

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