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Wagyu Beef

Lauded as the best beef money can buy, Wagyu holds the top spot on many foodies' bucket lists. So what is it that makes Wagyu beef stand out from the crowded marketplace of premium beef? In a word: fat. Specifically, the intricate pattern of intramuscular fat that laces through the meat, making it exceptionally tender.

Wagyu is a breed of Japanese cattle, with the word literally meaning 'Japanese cow.' It is revered by chefs and food-lovers and is of such value to the Japanese economy that for many years, exporting Wagyu was banned.

Now that the ban has been lifted, we are delighted to be able to offer Japanese Wagyu alongside our existing Wagyu reared in Chile and Australia. A variety of cuts are available including, of course, many Wagyu steaks. 

A Beef Marble Score (BMS) grading from 4 to 11 is given to each carcass, determined by the density of muscle fat found between the 12th and 13th ribs. In addition, Japanese Wagyu is also assigned a letter from A to C and a number from 1 to five, with A5 being the highest quality attainable.

Wagyu cattle are derived from 2nd-century agricultural animals, which were originally chosen for their physical stamina in ploughing rice paddies. The most prized animals were predisposed to generous intramuscular fat deposits which provided a source of easily accessible energy. In 1944 the term ‘Wagyu’ was defined to mean a specific set of 4 cattle breeds.

These days the rearing of Wagyu cattle in Japan is strictly regulated and traceable ancestry is imperative, along with a diet rich in wheat and corn and a long, leisurely lifestyle. The 4 breeds - Japanese Black, Brown, Shorthorn and Polled Cattle - are raised in different regions including Miyazaki, Kobe and Matsuzaka.

These regional names have become part of the identity and authentication of the Wagyu. Our Japanese Wagyu is raised in the Gunma Prefecture of Japan; it is known for its beautiful cherry-red meat and intense marbling, which gives the meat a slightly sweet, deep flavour.

The fat found in Wagyu is predominantly comprised of unsaturated fatty acids, which are known to have far fewer negative health effects than those found in standard beef.

The melting point of these fats is also significantly lower than other meats and sometimes begins to dissolve at room temperature. As the fat melts into the meat during cooking, it imparts a rich, savoury, umami flavour. The result is wonderfully tender, dissolving on the tongue.

If you've been wondering where to buy Wagyu beef then search no more. Browse our extensive selection of Wagyu beef below, which is available at various price points, with all cuts of extremely high quality.

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  1. Wagyu Beef Sirloin Steak, Frozen, +/-400g
    Wagyu Beef Sirloin Steak, Frozen, +/-400g
    From £35.00
    These incredible 400g Wagyu sirloin steaks are as good as it gets. Big and rich enough to feed two people, these massive steaks will have you talking for quite a while. Wagyu beef has very high marbling content within the meat thanks to a diet of grain and cereal; the flavour and texture is unbeliev...
  2. Buy Japanese Wagyu Fillet Steak Online & In London UK
    Japanese Wagyu Fillet, A5, Grade1, Frozen, +/-150g
    £64.95
    Fillet is one of the most prized cuts of beef and it doesn’t get better than genuine Japanese Wagyu fillet. Densely marbled steaks melt in the mouth when seasoned and seared briefly in a hot pan. This Wagyu comes from the Gunma prefecture of Japan where cows graze the incredible grass, fed by the ...
  3. Buy Japanese Miyazaki Wagyu Beef Sirloin Steak Online & In London UK
    Japanese Wagyu Sirloin A5, 10-12, Frozen, 2 x 200g
    Special Price £109.00 Regular Price £116.00
    These sirloin steaks will make an incredible meal to share with your very best friends! A little goes a long way with Japanese Wagyu as it’s very rich, so one steak is enough for you and whoever is lucky enough to share.  Japanese Wagyu has to be tried to be believed. It is very different from a...
  4. Buy Wagyu Ribeye Whole Joint BMS 4-5 Online & in London UK
    Wagyu Beef Ribeye Joint, BMS 4-5, Fresh, +/-3kg
    £249.00
    This is the perfect roasting joint for a special occasion. This cut of beef has an unbeatable rich flavour and an incredibly soft texture; no other beef is this smooth and buttery. For an even more indulgent experience try the Wagyu ribeye with a marble score (BMS) of 8-9. This really is as good as ...
  5. Wagyu Beef Sirloin, Frozen, 4 x 250g
    Wagyu Beef Sirloin, Frozen, 4 x 250g
    From £85.00
    Wagyu sirloin has very heavy natural marbling, much more so than the fillet. The texture and flavour are quite extraordinary. Direct from Australia, we source our Kobe-style Wagyu from some of the best producers in the world. Here is your chance to savour these Wagyu steaks at exclusively discounted...
  6. Wagyu Beef Ribeye Steak, Frozen, 2 x 250g
    Wagyu Beef Ribeye Steak, Frozen, 2 x 250g
    From £49.95
    Wagyu beef is second to none and here at Fine Food Specialist, we supply an excellent range of Wagyu steaks with different grades or 'marble scores', which refers to the amount of fat marbling present in the meat. We are now selling marble scores 4-5, 8-9 and 10+ which is the highest grade available...
  7. BuyJapanese Miyazaki Wagyu Rib Cap Steak Online & In London UK
    Japanese Wagyu Rib Cap, BMS 10-12, Frozen, +/-120g
    £32.95
    This rib cap cut of Japanese Wagyu is fantastically tender and cut perfectly for the traditional dish shabu shabu. Each diner dips thin slices of the Wagyu beef into a steaming broth flavoured with mushrooms, greens and sea kelp for a few seconds and eats with a variety of sauces. A little goes a lo...
  8. Wagyu 'Bavette' Flank Steak, BMS 4-5, Frozen, +/-500g
    Wagyu 'Bavette' Flank Steak, BMS 4-5, Frozen, +/-500g
    £24.95
    Bavette steak is a popular cut in France thanks to its excellent flavour and reasonable price. It is the flank or skirt of the cow, which has a high fat content and therefore lots of flavour. The amount of fat marbling through the meat of the Wagyu breed gives it extra flavour and a soft texture....
  9. Wagyu Beef Short Ribs, Frozen, +/-2.5kg
    Wagyu Beef Short Ribs, Frozen, +/-2.5kg
    £105.00
    This less expensive cut of Wagyu is full of flavour but needs long, slow cooking. We suggest you start by browning the ribs in a hot pan and straining off any excess fat. Brown a mirepoix (finely diced celery, onion and carrot) until you have lots of sticky flavour on the bottom of the pan, then de...
  10. Buy Japanese Miyazaki Wagyu Beef Whole Ribeye Online & In London UK
    Japanese Wagyu Ribeye, A5, 10-12, Fresh, +/-2.5kg
    £525.00
    Gunma Wagyu is incredibly tender with intense, rich flavour. The meat is heavily marbled with fine, evenly distributed snowflake patterns of fat, which derives from a diet rich in wheat and corn for the final 18 months of feeding. Slightly more flavoursome than the sirloin, the ribeye joint has a p...
  11. Wagyu Beef Sirloin Steak, Frozen, 2 x 250g
    Wagyu Beef Sirloin Steak, Frozen, 2 x 250g
    From £45.00
    This is an exceptional cut of beef. The flavour is truly outstanding and a great choice for those who are unfamiliar with Wagyu. These steaks are prized for their high level of fat marbling; when cooked, this flavour from the fat is imparted into the meat, which becomes as soft as butter. This real...
  12. Buy Wagyu Mince Online & in London UK
    Wagyu Beef Mince Meat, Frozen, 500g
    £17.50
    Our Wagyu mince is ground from the chuck roll giving it a perfect fat-to-meat ratio, which greatly enhances the flavour and also keeps it moist during grilling. Now you have the option of making your own burgers as big or small as you want them... All you need to do with this ground Wagyu is season...
  13. Wagyu Beef Fillet Steaks BMS 6-7, Frozen, 2 x 175g
    Wagyu Beef Fillet Steaks BMS 6-7, Frozen, 2 x 175g
    From £70.00
    These steaks are very tender and bursting with flavour. In fact, there are very few comparisons to this exceptional Kobe-style meat. Wagyu is a breed of cattle that is genetically dispositioned towards very high fat marbling through the meat, which results in an almost buttery texture. Choose Grad...
  14. Wagyu Beef Fillet, Fresh, BMS 6-7, +/-2.5kg
    Wagyu Beef Fillet, Fresh, BMS 6-7, +/-2.5kg
    From £395.00
    Fresh Wagyu fillet is the ultimate ingredient for a dinner party or special occasion. This fillet is from Chile, where some of the best Kobe-style beef in the world is reared. It has fantastic flavour and tenderness and will be different from any other fillet of beef you've tasted. This is one of ou...
  15. Wagyu Ribeye, BMS 4-5, Frozen, 4 x 250g
    Wagyu Ribeye, BMS 4-5, Frozen, 4 x 250g
    £100.00
    This succulent, full-flavoured Wagyu beef has a rich marbling of fat running throughout the meat, which melts when cooked, releasing the most amazing flavour. These Kobe-style Wagyu steaks really are second to none, but don't take our word for it, here's your chance to try Wagyu ribeye at an excelle...
  16. Buy Wagyu Ribeye Whole Joint BMS 8-9 Online & in London UK
    Wagyu Beef Whole Ribeye Joint, BMS 6-7, +/-3kg
    From £385.00
    This is some of the highest quality Wagyu available in the UK - an exceptional joint of meat that is perfect for a dinner party. The flavour and succulence of this rare breed is very different from any other beef available on the market. This whole ribeye comes fully recommended by our team at Fine ...
  17. Buy Wagyu burgers online in London UK
    Handmade Wagyu Beef Burgers, Frozen, 170g
    From £13.95
    Wagyu burgers are growing in popularity as the craze for quality burgers continues. The Wagyu breed produced sublimely tender meat thanks to fat marbling, which is encouraged via exceptional farming standards that include daily treats such as hand massages and beer. The resulting patties are unparal...
  18. Wagyu Chuck Denver Steak, BMS 4-5, Frozen, +/-400g
    Wagyu Chuck Denver Steak, BMS 4-5, Frozen, +/-400g
    £21.95
    This Wagyu chuck Denver steak is a must-try. This cut comes from underneath the shoulder blade, which is a less-used muscle than that of other cuts, such as rib-eye. This makes the Denver steak perfect for cooking on the grill. The fat marbling throughout the steak melts during cooking providing a...
  19. Wagyu Ribeye, BMS 6-7, Frozen, 4 x 250g
    Wagyu Ribeye, BMS 6-7, Frozen, 4 x 250g
    Special Price £152.00 Regular Price £167.20
    Wagyu is some of the best and most unique beef on the market, thanks to its rich and even marbling of fat. During cooking the fat melts into the surrounding meat for layered flavour and a melt-in-the-mouth texture. Be warned, though, you'll never want to go back to normal beef as these Kobe style W...
  20. Wagyu Beef Sirloin, Fresh, BMS 4-5, +/-3kg
    Wagyu Beef Sirloin, Fresh, BMS 4-5, +/-3kg
    £240.00
    This Wagyu sirloin is cut from the finest Kobe-style Wagyu beef available in the UK and will serve 12-14 people. The marbling in the sirloin is more pronounced than in other cuts like the fillet, giving flavour and texture that you won't find in any other beef. This 3kg sirloin should be used fo...
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Lauded as the best beef money can buy, Wagyu holds the top spot on many foodies' bucket lists. So what is it that makes Wagyu beef stand out from the crowded marketplace of premium beef? In a word: fat. Specifically, the intricate pattern of intramuscular fat that laces through the meat, making it exceptionally tender.

Wagyu is a breed of Japanese cattle, with the word literally meaning 'Japanese cow.' It is revered by chefs and food-lovers and is of such value to the Japanese economy that for many years, exporting Wagyu was banned.

Now that the ban has been lifted, we are delighted to be able to offer Japanese Wagyu alongside our existing Wagyu reared in Chile and Australia. A variety of cuts are available including, of course, many Wagyu steaks. 

A Beef Marble Score (BMS) grading from 4 to 11 is given to each carcass, determined by the density of muscle fat found between the 12th and 13th ribs. In addition, Japanese Wagyu is also assigned a letter from A to C and a number from 1 to five, with A5 being the highest quality attainable.

Wagyu cattle are derived from 2nd-century agricultural animals, which were originally chosen for their physical stamina in ploughing rice paddies. The most prized animals were predisposed to generous intramuscular fat deposits which provided a source of easily accessible energy. In 1944 the term ‘Wagyu’ was defined to mean a specific set of 4 cattle breeds.

These days the rearing of Wagyu cattle in Japan is strictly regulated and traceable ancestry is imperative, along with a diet rich in wheat and corn and a long, leisurely lifestyle. The 4 breeds - Japanese Black, Brown, Shorthorn and Polled Cattle - are raised in different regions including Miyazaki, Kobe and Matsuzaka.

These regional names have become part of the identity and authentication of the Wagyu. Our Japanese Wagyu is raised in the Gunma Prefecture of Japan; it is known for its beautiful cherry-red meat and intense marbling, which gives the meat a slightly sweet, deep flavour.

The fat found in Wagyu is predominantly comprised of unsaturated fatty acids, which are known to have far fewer negative health effects than those found in standard beef.

The melting point of these fats is also significantly lower than other meats and sometimes begins to dissolve at room temperature. As the fat melts into the meat during cooking, it imparts a rich, savoury, umami flavour. The result is wonderfully tender, dissolving on the tongue.

If you've been wondering where to buy Wagyu beef then search no more. Browse our extensive selection of Wagyu beef below, which is available at various price points, with all cuts of extremely high quality.

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