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How to make A5 Wagyu Tallow and unlock hero chef status

February 12th by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 722 times • 2 min read

A5 Wagyu beef fat, when melted, is a clear oil, packed with heart-healthy oleic acid. By making this A5 Wagyu tallow at home and sharing it with your friends and family, your ordinary home cook status will instantly sky rocket to magical wizard hero chef status. Add a little to a pan, scramble in a couple of eggs with a pinch of salt and you're likely to blow people's minds. It's that good. By carefully cutting the exterior fat off of your A5...

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How to make Shabu Shabu everyone will love

January 27th by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 473 times • 2 min read

Shabu Shabu is an easy, inexpensive and nutritious Japanese dish where beef is the star of the show. Long ago, as a homestay student living on a farm in Japan, my host parents used to take me to Shabu Shabu restaurants a lot. I loved the taste, but also how it brought everyone together around the table to cook. It's east to make Shabu Shabu at home (and everyone will love it), you just have to have the right ingredients and the right...

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How to simulate a 45-day dry-aged steak in 2 days using Koji

November 30th, 2018 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 523 times • 1 min read

There's no secret to a great steak: start with the best meat -- from farms that dedicate themselves to producing the very best. Dry-aging (something nearly all of Crowd Cow's 100+ craft beef producers do for a minimum of 10 days) adds to the flavor and tenderness of the beef. Season, cook appropriately and let the meat speak for itself. If you want to get fancy -- without much effort -- this post has you covered. I'm going to tell you how to...

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Discover Craft Meat from Around the Globe!

October 17th, 2018 by Jack Beighle • Read 1,332 times • 1 min read

Say goodbye to a world where angus beef reigns king. Craft beef is a worldwide phenomenon with terroir, breed, and practice unique to each region and locale. Check out some of the world’s most unique craft beef!  Tasmania, AustraliaTasmania, Australia– Islands with year round rain create a subtropical environment where cattle can graze and even roam the beach! Learn moreOlive Wagyu from Kagoshima, JapanKagoshima, Japan- Highly marbled, “melt...

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Touring Tasmania for craft meat

October 5th, 2018 by Caitlin Postal • Read 1,390 times • 3 min read

Robbins Island cattle being rotated across water As you know from our trips to Japan (Kagoshima in July and Kagawa in August) and Texas, we really like to visit our partner ranchers. We get to know the farmers and their practices, seeing them in action with their animals. That doesn't stop at the border. It's important to us to actually see the ranches, which is why we went to Tasmania to meet our newest partners and better understand just...

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Craft meat is global and we're bringing it to you

October 3rd, 2018 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 1,621 times • 2 min read

When Ethan and I started Crowd Cow a few years ago, we had a simple purpose: to find the best beef possible. For us, and to this day, that means seeking out the very best of small-scale, independent farms who are uncompromising in their dedication to flavor, quality and high ethical standards. That search led us to dozens of farms across the Pacific Northwest, where an abundance of rain leads to lush pastures and some of the best-tasting...

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Press Release: Crowd Cow Expands to Source Craft Meat from Independent Farms Around the World

October 3rd, 2018 by Jon Whitely • Read 1,431 times • 2 min read

SEATTLE, October 3, 2018 – Crowd Cow, the marketplace for craft meat, has announced its plan to offer craft meat from around the world, beginning with today’s launch of Westmore Pastoral in Tasmania. Only Crowd Cow explores the farthest reaches of the world to bring the highest quality and best tasting craft meats directly to U.S. customers. “We believe that the best craft meats can be found in different locations around the world,” said Crowd...

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Craft Beef Around the World (Infographic)

October 3rd, 2018 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 1,416 times • less than one min read

Unique varieties of craft meat can be found on the smallest of ranches all around the world. These high quality, delicious craft meats are often in areas that are hard to reach due to difficult supply chains, local regulations, language barriers, and many other challenges. Scouting out the very best farmers, building relationships with them, and sharing their outstanding craft meats is Crowd Cow’s specialty. Learn more about our global craft...

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Shake Shack helped us uncover our secret weapon - ground beef!

October 1st, 2018 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 1,290 times • 1 min read

People love farmer's markets because they're a place where one can meet local, small-scale producers and bring home the very best food. What we're doing with Crowd Cow is taking concept and running with it, focusing solely on craft meat. That's why we say Crowd Cow is the marketplace for craft meat. We've searched the world for the very best of these regional farmer's market champions -- who are uncompromising in their dedication to flavor,...

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A tasting flight to blow people's minds

September 28th, 2018 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 1,812 times • 1 min read

The other day I had a special house guest, and I wanted to show them how exciting, delicious and easy-to-cook Craft Beef from Crowd Cow is -- better than anything sold anywhere else online, in stores or even in high end steak houses. So I reached into my freezer and pulled three New York steak cuts from three very different farms and breeds: a spectacularly marbled A5 Kuroge Washu striploin from Japan (raised in Kagoshima which earned the...

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