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Coming Soon: Olive Wagyu

Coming Soon: Olive Wagyu

Olive Wagyu is one of the rarest steaks on the planet, produced by only a handful of farmers in the Kagawa Prefecture of Japan. It brings together two of the region's most storied and delicious agricultural traditions -- beef and olives -- and marries them for stunning steak. Sign up to be part of o...
Origins of Olive Wagyu

Origins of Olive Wagyu

Olive Wagyu is raised on a handful of farms in and around Shodoshima Island in Japan's smallest prefecture, Kagawa. Olive Wagyu brings everything you've come to love about Wagyu, but is far, far rarer and packs a more powerful umami flavor. Sign up to learn about our next Olive Wagyu event: https://...
Olive Wagyu Health

Olive Wagyu Health

Olive Wagyu contain the highest levels of heart-healthy fats (oleic acid) which also boost umami flavor. Because of this, it won the "best" fat category of the Wagyu Olymics this past year. Olive Wagyu is truly a remarkable beef. https://www.crowdcow.com/olivewagyu
Olive Wagyu Sourcing

Olive Wagyu Sourcing

Highlights from 2017 trip to Kagawa, Japan to source Olive Wagyu for Crowd Cow. https://www.crowdcow.com/olivewagyu
Olive Wagyu History

Olive Wagyu History

Olive Wagyu is raised on a handful of farms in and around Shodoshima Island in Japan's smallest prefecture, Kagawa. Olive Wagyu brings everything you've come to love about Wagyu, but is far, far rarer and packs a more powerful umami flavor. Only a small amount of Olive Wagyu is harvested per month, ...
Yasaka Jinja with Joe from Crowd Cow

Yasaka Jinja with Joe from Crowd Cow

Yasaka Jinja is a Shinto Shrine on Shodoshima, Japan on the site where the emperor at the time (1300 years ago) made a decree to raise cattle due to its ideal climate. Today, the rare and exquisite Olive Wagyu are raised in this area. https://www.crowdcow.com/olivewagyu
Kagawa Prefecture Governor's Meeting (Full Version)

Kagawa Prefecture Governor's Meeting (Full Version)

Crowd Cow's founder and CEO Joe Heitzeberg visits with Kagawa Prefecture Governor Keizō Hamada. Crowd Cow brought Olive Wagyu to the United States for sale to consumers only for the first time ever in 2017. The company maintains direct relationships with Kagawa's top Olive Wagyu producers and has exc...
Kagawa Prefecture Governor's Speech about Olive Wagyu

Kagawa Prefecture Governor's Speech about Olive Wagyu

In October 2017, I met with Kagawa Prefecture's Governor and senior staff. Watch below or check out the transcript of my speech in Japanese, which outlined my journey from living on a farm homestay in Hokkaido 20 years ago to a current milestone: bringing Olive Wagyu from Japan to America. Read more...
Ichigo Olive Wagyu Restaurant Visit

Ichigo Olive Wagyu Restaurant Visit

Olive Wagyu is raised on a handful of farms in and around Shodoshima Island in Japan's smallest prefecture, Kagawa. Olive Wagyu brings everything you've come to love about Wagyu, but is far, far rarer and packs a more powerful umami flavor. Ichigo Steakhouse is the world's only Olive Wagyu steakhous...
Japanese Chef Explains Rating System

Japanese Chef Explains Rating System

In Osaka, Japan, we visited with Steak Sakura, a restaurant specializing in Kobe Beef. Crowd Cow CEO Joe Heitzeberg had a chance to sit down with the chef to discuss the history of Kobe beef including how it is raised, the history and how it is rated. Learn more: https://www.crowdcow.com/a5wagyu
Olive Wagyu Fertilizer

Olive Wagyu Fertilizer

On a recent trip to Japan, Crowd Cow's founder, Joe Heitzeberg learned how the inawara rice straw and corn grown to feed the wagyu cattle are grown using fertilizer produced by those same animals. Learn more: https://www.crowdcow.com/blog/tags/a5-wagyu Shop now: https://www.crowdcow.com/a5wagyu
Aomine Farm

Aomine Farm

I spent days getting to know our small farms in Japan, including Aomine-san, one of the elite producers of the rarest beef on the planet: Olive Wagyu of Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. Sign up to purchase Olive Wagyu: https://www.crowdcow.com/olivewagyu Or purchase award-winning Kagoshima A5 Wagyu from J...
Olive Wagyu - Journey to American Plates

Olive Wagyu - Journey to American Plates

A look at how Crowd Cow came to be the first direct to consumer source of olive-fed wagyu in the United States. Learn about our next Olive Wagyu event: https://www.crowdcow.com/olivewagyu
Olive Wagyu - A Brief History

Olive Wagyu - A Brief History

Olive Wagyu is the rarest beef in the world. It originates on Shodoshima, an island in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan where one farmer, Masaki Ishii, fed pressed olive peels to his cattle to produce a succulent beef with boosted levels of heart-healthy oleic acid and umami flavors. Crowd Cow travels to Ja...
Aaron Perry's Most Expensive Sandwich

Aaron Perry's Most Expensive Sandwich

"The most expensive 48 seconds of my life! A5 Wagyu, Italian black truffle, lobster tail, caviar, truffle aioli, arugula, fried quail egg on grilled sourdough I forgot the gold flakes!!" https://www.crowdcow.com/a5wagyu
Easy Steak Dinner for Two at Home

Easy Steak Dinner for Two at Home

Nikki from Life Made Simply shows you how to cook an easy steak dinner for two at home with Crowd Cow steak. Enjoy! Visit Crowd Cow to become a steak holder today! Receive 1lb of ground beef for FREE with purchase https://www.crowdcow.com/lifemadesimply The very best beef from independent farms deli...
Crowd Cow Presents A5 Wagyu

Crowd Cow Presents A5 Wagyu

Kagoshima, Japan is famous for producing some of the very best beef on the planet - A5 Wagyu from the Kuroge Washu breed of cattle. It earned the highest average score at Japan's legendary "Wagyu Olympics" last year and is loved throughout the world for its melts-in-your-mouth tenderness and umami-pa...
A5 Wagyu Beef!

A5 Wagyu Beef!

Kagoshima, Japan produced the Wagyu beef with the highest average scores at the Wagyu Olympics last year -- an all-country competition in Japan that takes place one every 5 years. Crowd Cow has sourced A5 Wagyu direct from one of the very best producers in Kagoshima, Japan and make this available to...
Coming Soon: A5 Wagyu  from Japan

Coming Soon: A5 Wagyu from Japan

Kagoshima's legendary A5 Wagyu - The World's Most Marbled Steak -is now available on Crowd Cow. Shop now: https://www.crowdcow.com/a5wagyu
A5 Wagyu is back

A5 Wagyu is back

A5 Wagyu is back. Crowd Cow is working directly with one of the best producers of A5 Wagyu in Kagoshima, Japan to make this legendary beef available to customers in the US. Sign up for the event announcement here: https://www.crowdcow.com/a5wagyu
How To Cook Wagyu Beef

How To Cook Wagyu Beef

Crowd Cow presents: How To Cook Wagyu Beef Incredibly marbled and best enjoyed with friends, our authentic A5 Japanese Wagyu will make you the hit of the holidays. Host a tasting event or give it as the ultimate food gift. We recommend cooking your A5 Wagyu a little bit at a time, cooking small st...
The History of Japanese Wagyu Cattle (Kuroge Wahshu)

The History of Japanese Wagyu Cattle (Kuroge Wahshu)

The word "Wagyu" simply means "Japanese Cow". There are 4 breeds of cattle native to Japan and one of these -- the Kuroge Washu - is special, because its unique genetics allows it to produce a high degree of fine-grained marbling on the interior of the meat. When this breed is raised in Japan by exp...

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