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Wagyu

Japanese-heritage Kuroge Washu bred. Steakhouse quality.

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Best beef on the market. Delicious and flavorful.
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Fantastic, buttery bliss. Way better than you could ever get at a grocery store.
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Best steak I’ve eaten in a long time will order another soon. Also made some great burgers too.
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Wagyu Varieties

Our herds consist of Japanese-heritage, 100% Kuroge Washu bulls. We cross these breeds to take advantage of their individual characteristics: the classic beefiness of American Mishima Cows and our new Jack's Creek Australian Wagyu. It's all about delivering an elevated steak eating experience with each farm offering the tender, rich, and healthier qualities found in Wagyu. Our Luxury craft beef that's both rich and healthier, so you eat less, but eat better.

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What Makes Wagyu Different?

Genetics are only one factor behind great-tasting beef. Different climates, feeds and ranching practices also create variation in the meat. In all environments, provided that the animal is raised stress-free with good nutrition, Wagyu’s signature marbling and intense flavor will shine through. It’s why Crowd Cow visits, vets, and partners with ranches that provide the best conditions to their animals — to ensure the best practices for the highest-quality cuts.

Elevating Steak Excellence

Taste the difference with Mishima Reserve—beautiful color, intricate marbling, and rich flavor redefine steak. It's more than beef; it's an unparalleled culinary journey. No shortcuts, just delectable tenderness and extraordinary flavor—the premium choice for an elevated steak experience. Mishima Reserve blends Japanese-heritage Kuroge Washu bulls with American cows, born and raised in the U.S., offering classic beefiness and the tender richness of Wagyu.

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Wagyu Blog Posts
Myths & Facts: Wagyu

Myth: Wagyu is banned in the U.S.

Fact: It's true that Wagyu DNA and live animals are permanently banned for export from Japan, but the meat is not. Sometimes there’s confusion because there was a ban on the meat for a while, too, but it ended in 2012 when exports resumed.

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Purebred vs Fullblood Wagyu

So what's the deal with Wagyu? The word itself means "Japanese cow" and is the name given to cattle breeds developed in Japan. There are four breeds of Japanese cattle that can be called Wagyu, but the Kuroge-washu breed, or Japanese Black, stands apart for its genetic predisposition to create finely grained marbling.

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6 Tips for Your Next Cookout

Longer days, warmer nights — summer is officially here (and hopefully a lot more fun than the last)! From our carefully curated grilling bundles to low and slow smoking cuts, we’ve got everything you need to host an epic summer cookout for your friends and family.

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Meat Marbling Basics

The USDA grading system rewards marbling above all else, so the eight "grades" that a cut could receive will prize a heavily marbled cut of meat, regardless of the history or flavor. This results in commercial feedlots forcefeeding grain pellets to fatten the cows faster while keeping them confined to small pens.

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Beef Cooking Guides

Beef Cut Stove Temp Avg Time Finish Temp
New York Strip Medium Heat (sear) 15 mins 135-145 °F
Ribeye Steak Medium Heat (sear) 15 mins 135-145 °F
Filet Mignon Medium Heat (sear) 15 mins 135-145 °F
Ground Beef Medium Heat (sear) 15 mins 165 °F

Note: The above guidelines are only guard rails. Stove tops, grills, and ovens all vary. Cook times should also take into account thickness of meat. To achieve a perfectly steak or roast, always check temperature intermittently; a meat thermometer comes in handy.

Wagyu FAQs

What is Wagyu?

Wagyu (pronounced /WAH-gyoo/) is a term that literally means “Japanese cow” and is the name given to cattle breeds developed over centuries in Japan. Wagyu beef is known for its intense marbling and carries a well-deserved reputation for exquisite taste, texture and tenderness.

What is so special about Wagyu beef?

Wagyu is richly marbled, steakhouse quality, and famous for its umami flavor and buttery finish. Marbling is the distribution of soft white intramuscular fats within the red meat. Generations of careful breeding and management of diet and exercise contribute to the unique marbling of Wagyu beef.

What is Wagyu marble score?

Wagyu is grade for its marbling on a scale of 1-12, with 12 being the highest achievable quality. At this level, the beef is considered a work of art. To be designated “A5 Wagyu”, the beef must be raised in Japan and achieve the highest possible rating by the Japanese Meat Grading Association. For reference, USDA Prime beef, the highest designation of quality in the U.S., is equivalent to a 4 or 5 marbling score.

How do I best prepare and cook Wagyu?

We have a list of resources found here on how to best prepare your Wagyu for best flavor.

We believe in creating a meaningful connection between you and the food you eat. Taste, transparency and convenience shouldn’t be mutually exclusive. This has been our founding belief since we started in 2015, and it continues to be the force that drives us.
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