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Blog posts tagged 'Japanese Wagyu':


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

March 29th, 2023 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 3,214 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 1,313 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 8,155 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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What's written on a Japanese Wagyu cattle nose print certificate?

July 14th, 2020 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 29,521 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 17,619 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 76,250 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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Japanese Wagyu Butchery 101

March 31st, 2020 by Kaleigh Jurgensmeyer • Read 29,592 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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Our Biggest Japanese Wagyu Event Ever

December 2nd, 2019 by Kaleigh Jurgensmeyer • Read 2,119 times • 2 min read

Like the wine regions of France, Japan produces regional varieties of Wagyu, each distinctive in its history, traditions, practices and flavor profiles.  We have worked tirelessly over the last few years to forge relationships with top producers and the Japanese government to debut award-winning varieties that have never been available outside of Japan — like 11-time National Champion Iwate-Gyu and Olive Wagyu, the rarest beef on earth....

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

September 22nd, 2019 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 10,684 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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How to make A5 Wagyu Tallow and unlock hero chef status

February 12th, 2019 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 39,795 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...

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