F1 (crossbred) Wagyu Beef
f1 Wagyu Steaks!
Wagyu Beef is highly sought after due to some unique meat characteristics. Wagyu Cattle are different from other breeds on a DNA-level. They carry alleles which cause their fat to melt at lower temperatures than traditional cattle. Its this lower melting point that gives Wagyu a smooth buttery taste. Wagyu are also higher marbling animals, meaning there is more intra-muscular fat (fine grains of fat embedded throughout the muscle) on these steaks. There are studies suggesting this fat is healthier than normal beef as well. With that, 100% Wagyu Beef can have a taste that might seem unusual due to the high fat content. By crossbreeding these cattle to commercial cattle (Angus and similar breeds), you get a steak that has characteristics of both, a little less extreme and a little lower cost.