At Chicago Steak Company we recognize the importance of sourcing well-raised beef. When a steak is classified as USDA Prime, it’s graded in the top 2% of all beef in the US. Our Prime steak is some of the best available in the entire country, and often a first choice for 5-star gourmet restaurants. But, is there anything better than Prime?
What is American Wagyu beef?
American Wagyu is known to be the finest beef in all of America, and although Waygu is graded as USDA Prime, it is certainly the highest on the ladder of all Prime graded beef. Known for being raised in Japan—or raised in a Japanese style—Wagyu has become a more internationally raised beef with cattle being exported and raised in America, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Here are a few of many benefits to having American Wagyu Steak.
First and foremost, American Wagyu is highly known for its flavor. This rich flavor develops due to the abundance of fine marbling in every cut. The fat in Wagyu melts in a lower temperature than other beefs, resulting in a rich, buttery flavor.
The fine marbled fats in Wagyu are unsaturated and high in Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. These essential fatty acids are needed for optimal health, and can improve joint pain, autoimmune conditions, and improve blood circulation.
To produce such a fine beef, extreme care must be taken. Cattle are fed a high-grain diet and this helps to create the marbling throughout. The Wagyu feed consists of forage, grass, rice straw, corn, barley, and soybean. Some farmers even feed their Wagyu beer as an attempt to increase their appetite during the summer months. Farmers also massage the cattle’s muscles to alleviate any tension due to lack of space since Wagyu is typically farmed indoors. With attention to detail, you can expect a beef that is flavorful, extra tender, and exceptionally smooth in taste.
American Wagyu is a fan favorite for a reason. At Chicago Steak Company we recognize that Wagyu will always be in high demand whether you’re new to steak or a steak connoisseur. With a number of cuts to choose from, our Kobe-Style Wagyu is aged to perfection—enhancing the rich flavor even more. It’s marbling is astounding and the turn out is the juiciest, most tender melt-in-your-mouth steak on the market. Treat yourself to the delicacy that is Waygu and we promise it’ll be sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.