Picanha, also known as the Top Sirloin Cap or Coulotte Roast in the U.S, is triangular in shape and known for its thick fat cap, which renders out and bastes the meat as it cooks. This hard-to-find cut is especially popular in Brazilian Churrasco and is typically sliced into 1-1.5 inch individual steaks, skewered into half-moons, and grilled. Because it's cut from the top of the rump, a muscle that does little work, Picanha is exceptionally tender and juicy.
Picanha Frequently Asked Questions
Pure Taste from the Purest Pastures
From the lush, green pastures of New Zealand comes Broadleaf’s AngusPure Special Reserve — 100% grass-fed beef with a rich, clean taste and superb texture. New Zealand is a country known for having some of the best grasses in the world, and the largely temperate climate and pure air and waters mean the land, as well as the cattle, thrive. Broadleaf’s AngusPure Special Reserve grass-fed beef has a low pH (indicative of herds raised in stress-free environments), which gives it an exceptional eating quality from start to finish. It’s also wet-aged for 21+ days to ensure ultimate tenderness, lock in juiciness, and concentrate the bold, robust flavors of the beef.
A Natural Way of Living
Broadleaf’s AngusPure Special Reserve herds mature naturally and spend their entire lives grazing on rye, clover and native grass pastures on New Zealand’s rolling foothills. No hormones or unnecessary antibiotics are ever used, and this natural way of living helps the cattle over time develop the fine-grained marbling they’re known for. Bountiful lands and grasses directly translates to the health and flavor of the beef — it’s lean, nutrient-packed and full of rich complexities grass-fed beef lovers adore.
Connected to the Land
Animal husbandry and environmental stewardship are at the forefront of Broadleaf ranchers’ farming practices. Comprised of a network of family farms, these ranchers are firm believers that treating their herds with care and dignity is not only the right thing to do, it also keeps their land flourishing for years to come. Many of these farms are owned by the indigenous Maori people, who use pastures specifically set aside for them to raise animals, supporting the continuation of Maori traditions and enabling them a dependable lifestyle in their lands.