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Blog posts tagged 'Japanese A5 Wagyu':


Kobe Beef: Japan's Iconic Wagyu

July 2nd by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 7,305 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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Meet Japan’s Ultimate "Shokunin" Farmer — Akio Kato of Kato Gyu

November 18th, 2019 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 4,128 times • less than one min read

Akio Kato's trophies and awards"Shokunin" is a Japanese word without a direct English translation. The closest is “craftsman” or “master of one’s profession”, but these simplistic translations miss a deeper devotion and dedication — over many years — to reach a certain perfect command over one’s area of obsession.To hear stories of how bullet trains in Japan operate with an average departure delay that’s less than 18 seconds or that Japan’s...

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Iwate Wagyu: Japan’s Most Sustainable Wagyu

September 22nd, 2019 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 1,501 times • less than one min read

With one of the lowest population densities of any prefecture in Japan, Iwate is known for pristine wilderness, and rugged landscapes featuring majestic cliffs that jut up meters from the ocean shores. Its well-nurtured organic soils produce some of the country’s best rice, apples and of course Wagyu. There are several notable aspects to Iwate’s unique approach to premium Wagyu which has helped it win the National Wagyu Championship 11...

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How to make A5 Wagyu Tallow and unlock hero chef status

February 12th, 2019 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 13,686 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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Craft Beef Around the World (Infographic)

October 3rd, 2018 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 3,321 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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A tasting flight to blow people's minds

September 28th, 2018 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 3,950 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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Wild for Wagyu? Try these techniques

July 26th, 2018 by Caitlin Postal • Read 6,694 times • 2 min read

We taught you how to cut your beef like the Japanese and perfectly prepare your A5 Wagyu. We wanted to find a few more ways to cook your Wagyu, so we checked out the #A5Wagyu tag on Instagram to see how beef buffs prep their platters. Not going to lie: these breakout stars are a party just waiting to happen. Beef Up Your Brunch Some say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so we say specially prepared Wagyu beef should be the...

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Press release: Crowd Cow has Japan’s most exquisite steak

February 23rd, 2018 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 3,738 times • less than one min read

On February 28, Crowd Cow is offering a limited amount of A5 Wagyu imported directly from Japan. A5 Wagyu contains higher proportions of healthy omega-3 fatty acids than Angus steak and is legendary for umami flavor, filigreed marbling, and fat so soft it melts against your skin. Our A5 Wagyu comes from the Kuroge Washu breed -- one of four native Wagyu breeds in Japan and the only one genetically predisposed to fine-grained intramuscular...

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Wagyu Haikus! Winner & Runners-Up

July 19th, 2017 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 3,499 times • less than one min read

Congrats to Scott Evans! He's the winner of our A5 Wagyu Messermeister haiku contest, and he'll be receiving a Japanese chef’s knife from Messermeister. Scott's haiku really spoke to us. When we wrote all our favorites down on a whiteboard and tallied up the votes, his was the clear victor. Scott Evans' winning haiku Moving stuff, Scott. And check out the runner-up haikus, too. They were just too great not to share. Runner-up, submitted by...

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Press Release: Crowd Cow Brings Legendary Japanese A5 Wagyu Beef to Doorsteps

July 12th, 2017 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 2,521 times • 2 min read

Seattle, WA – July 12, 2017 – Japanese A5 Wagyu beef imported directly from Mirai Farm in the Kagoshima prefecture of Japan is now available from food tech startup Crowd Cow (www.crowdcow.com). Available on a first come, first serve basis, beef lovers can buy specific portions of a Japanese A5 Wagyu cow, claim their favorite cuts, and become a “steak-holder” to enjoy the rarest and most exclusive beef in the world, legendary for it’s...

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