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Wagyu : excellence that conquers the palate and the heart

Japanese Wagyu and Italian Wagyu

Wagyu beef is a Japanese culinary delicacy that has gained great popularity around the world. Known for its extraordinary quality, tenderness and unparalleled flavour, this prized meat has become a true symbol of gastronomic luxury.

In this article, we'll explore why Wagyu is so expensive, its growing success and most common uses, as well as sharing some delicious recipes for making the most of this exceptional meat.

Why is Wagyu so expensive?

Wagyu is known to be one of the most expensive meats in the world, and there are several factors that contribute to its high price. First, raising Wagyu cattle takes time and patience.

The animals are raised with care and are given a special diet that includes cereals and, in some cases, even beer. This prolonged breeding process and rich diet contribute to the meat's unique marbling, with streaks of intramuscular fat that give Wagyu its incredibly soft texture and distinctive flavor.

Additionally, the limited availability of Wagyu meat online and in butcher shops is another factor driving its cost. Raising these cattle requires open space and individual attention, which makes sourcing large quantities of meat a challenge.

Only a select few farms in the world are able to produce and market true Japanese Wagyu, and this contributes to its exclusivity and high price.

However, thanks to passionate breeders, it is possible to enjoy Wagyu meat coming from companies that select the cattle and continue this extraordinary genetics. For example, in our online butcher's shop you can find assorted cuts of Wagyu bull meat (Japanese cattle), 50% crossbred, born and raised in our soc family business. agr. The Assanelli brothers.

Growing fame: Wagyu meat in Italy

Despite its high cost, Wagyu meat has gained increasing popularity in recent years also in Italy. Cooking enthusiasts and chefs all over the world are attracted by its unique characteristics and the extraordinary tasting experience it offers.

Wagyu Beef Characteristics: The marbling of Wagyu meat, combined with its rich, buttery flavor, makes it an irresistible choice for those seeking a true culinary experience.

Uses and recipes with Wagyu meat

Wagyu's versatility allows you to harness its potential in a variety of ways in the kitchen. From the classic Wagyu burger to the grilled steak, the possibilities are endless. Here are some recipes that will allow you to fully appreciate this fine meat:

  • Grilled Wagyu steak : a simple preparation that highlights the unique flavor of the meat. Simply grill the steak to perfection, add just a pinch of salt and pepper, and enjoy it with minimal seasoning to appreciate its authentic goodness.
  • Wagyu tartare : freshly minced Wagyu meat is perfect for preparing a very high quality tartare. Finely chop the Wagyu meat and season it with extra virgin olive oil, fresh lemon juice, chopped red onion, capers and parsley. Serve it with crunchy croutons for an unforgettable culinary experience.
  • Wagyu on a hot stone : Use a hot stone or cast iron griddle to cook thin slices of Wagyu directly on the table. Add a pinch of sea salt and let the meat cook slowly, allowing guests to enjoy the incredible tenderness and flavor of the Wagyu.
  • Wagyu Gyoza : a refined twist on a Japanese cuisine classic. Make your own stuffed gyoza with ground Wagyu beef, finely chopped vegetables, and flavorings like ginger and garlic. Cook them in a pan until they are golden and crispy. Serve them with a lightly seasoned soy sauce for an explosion of flavours.

These are just a few ideas for making the most of Wagyu beef. Experiment with your recipes and let its quality and exceptional flavor stand out in every dish.

Genuine recipes with Wagyu meat

Do you want to try your hand at simple and genuine recipes with Wagyu meat? Here are our proposals:

Where to buy wagyu meat? Discover our wagyu online

Our online limited edition Wagyu Tasting Box is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the culinary experience of Japanese Wagyu. This exclusive 5kg pack offers a selection of the highest quality Wagyu meat delicacies, sourced directly from the best Japanese farms.

Each box is treated with great attention to guarantee a variety of fine cuts and exceptional marbling, distinctive characteristics of Wagyu meat.

Whether you are a cooking enthusiast looking to explore new flavours, or a chef looking for high-quality ingredients to create extraordinary dishes, our Wagyu Tasting Box is ideal for satisfying your gourmet needs.

Get ready to enjoy the unmistakable taste and extraordinary tenderness of Wagyu meat, offering your guests an unforgettable gastronomic experience.

Do you want to discover the history of our Wagyu? Read the dedicated article .

Wagyu online and where to enjoy it

Wagyu, with its extraordinarily soft, juicy and tasty meat, is a true gastronomic delight. Despite its high cost, its popularity is constantly growing due to its superior quality and unique dining experience.

Experiment with the proposed recipes and let yourself be won over by the refined flavor and irresistible tenderness of Wagyu. Whether you choose to enjoy it grilled, in a tartare or in other creative preparations, this fine meat will take your palate on an unforgettable culinary journey.