Zabuton is an often overlooked butcher's cut, coming from the underside of the chuck. Zabuton translates to "little pillow" in Japanese, referencing its highly marbled fat content, yielding a texture as soft and tender as a traditional tatami cushion. This cut also possesses an intense flavor that deepens when roasted slowly over a charcoal grill.
This selection comes from A Bar n’ Ranch, a family-owned cattle operation in northern Texas. Since purchasing their first Wagyu Bull in 2009, A Bar n’ Ranch has dedicated themselves to raising cows with a level of reverence and rigor that is scarcely seen outside of Japan. Their herd grazes on thousands of acres, sustaining a lineage of the finest cattle breeds from America and Asia - American Blank Angus and Japanese Kuroge Washu. The resulting American Wagyu is some of the most tender, intensely marbled cuts produced anywhere in the United States.
Celina, Texas, USA