Wagyu from Japan’s northernmost prefecture has the nickname of “snow beef,” a moniker that feels endearingly well suited to the vivid white marbling adorning this cut. As with all of our A5 Japanese Wagyu, this selection represents the finest quality beef anywhere in the world, with classification standards rigorous and honest enough to truly let each prefecture’s sense of place shine.
Due to the region’s comparatively cold climate, this beef maintains a uniquely fatty texture and soft sweetness, “as delicate as a snowflake.” Harvesting only one or two cows each month, snow beef is a rarity among rarities, seldom available at more than a tiny smattering of restaurants in the United States at any given time. To make the most of yours, we encourage a hard sear on high heat, or paper-thin slices warmed with a blowtorch. Packing enough flavor on its own to vividly saturate a palate, we recommend simple, elegant accompaniments that keep the Wagyu in its proper spotlight.
Available in portions of 13 - 17oz, 17 - 23oz, or 3.5 - 4lb “big boys”, frozen solid in one piece.