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Description of New York Olive Sanuki Wagyu | Japanese A5 wagyu
Japanese Olive Wagyu is the rarest beef in the world. It comes from Shodoshima island in the prefecture of Kagawa. This island is known for two things: Beef (cattle breeding dates back over 1,000 years ago) and Olives (99% of Japan's olive oil is made there). Combine the two and you get authentic Olive Wagyu.
Olive-Fed Wagyu comes from steers raised on a special feed of dehydrated and roasted mulch of olives, this Wagyu has become famous for its higher levels of oleic acid, yellowed fat, and nutty taste. This rich flavor profile was awarded for fat quality in the 2017 Wagyu Olympics.
The province of Kagawa used to go by the name of Sanuki, as an ode to the regions rich history the beef was named "Sanuki Olive Wagyu". The texture is soft and buttery and the fat is sweet and very digestible, without any heaviness in the mouth.
A5 Miyazaky beef is measured on five factors: (1) marbling, (2) meat color and brightness, (3) firmness and texture of meat, and (4) color, luster and quality of fat.
In the quality grade, the lowest score from the four items of the yield grade is adopted. In other words, even if grade 5 was given to marbling, color and brightness, and firmness and texture, and only fat assessments was grade 4, the quality grade of this beef is classified as grade 4. Quality grading is severely done.
A5 means this beef excels in every single factor. It has a gorgeous webbing of fat that will make you feel a creamy mouth-feel in each bite. Its literally like tasting a cloud... a cloud of beef.
Like all of our steaks, they come vacuum sealed and have been hand-cut by our expert butchers.
NEVER HAD A5 BEEF BEFORE?
At first glance every cut of A5 beef will be EXTREMELY fatty compared to any other steak you have ever had. That delicate and yet rich fat, which can make up to more than 60% of the steak is what makes it melt in your mouth.
This amount of fat makes the beef have a lower melting point, meaning it will cook faster than your average steak. Cooking A5 is extremely easy, that said... it is recommended to pay close attention so that you do not burn or overcook your steaks.