Discover the Legendary Flavor and Unmatched Quality of Wagyu Beef
You may have heard of the legendary Kobe beef, known for its superior flavor, buttery texture, and perfect marbling. But did you know that Kobe beef comes from the Wagyu breed of cattle raised in the Kobe region of Japan? Unlike Champagne, which can only come from the Champagne region in France, Kobe can only come from Kobe, Japan.
American Kobe: The Renowned Alternative to Japanese Kobe
Often referred to as “American Kobe,” Wagyu meat offers the same exceptional taste, tenderness, and marbling as traditional Japanese Kobe. In fact, Wagyu beef surpasses domestic American beef in marbling to such an extent that a combination American-Japanese grading system is used. While USDA Prime, the highest grade for beef, ranges from 3+ to 4, Wagyu beef scores an impressive 5 to 8 on the more stringent Japanese scale.
Furthermore, researchers from Washington State University have found that Wagyu beef cuts are marbled with monounsaturated fat, which is considered healthier compared to the saturated fat predominantly found in American-grade beef. This fat profile makes our grass-fed Wagyu beef a healthier choice for you and your loved ones.
Elevate Your Culinary Experience with Grass-Fed Wagyu Beef
At Hook’d Up Bar and Grill, we take pride in offering our customers the finest grass-fed Wagyu beef available in the U.S. Here’s why our Wagyu selection stands out:
Wagyu Genetics: Purebred Excellence
The majority of our herd consists of purebred Wagyu cattle, ensuring the highest quality beef. While many Wagyu products on the market today contain only 50% or less Wagyu genetics, our beef is truly exceptional.
100% Traceable: Born and Raised on Our Sustainable Farm
Except for our foundation and breeding stock, all of our grass-fed Wagyu cattle are born and raised by our family on our sustainable farm. We prioritize transparency and traceability, so you can have complete confidence in the origin of your Wagyu beef.
100% Grass-Fed Wagyu: A Natural and Healthy Choice
Unlike many U.S. farms that feed their American Wagyu cattle a combination of grass and grains, our Wagyu cattle are exclusively fed and finished on grass. We never use corn or grains in their diet. This commitment to a grass-fed regimen enhances the natural flavor and nutritional value of our Wagyu beef. Discover the health benefits of grass-fed beef here.
Experience the Difference When You Choose Hook’d Up Bar and Grill
When you purchase Wagyu beef from our family farm, you can be confident in its 100% traceability. Our Wagyu beef consistently delivers the remarkable meat characteristics that have made this breed famous worldwide. Additionally, you can rest easy knowing that our cattle are never finished in feedlots, also known as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), eliminating any associated health risks.
Our sustainable farm in Florida provides our Wagyu herd with ample grazing space and a low-stress environment. We prioritize the well-being of our animals while also benefiting the environment through careful, sustainable practices.
A Heritage Rooted in Excellence
We sourced our Wagyu stock from Gerry Pittenger’s esteemed Blue Rock Cattle Company in Washington State. Working closely with Washington State University, Gerry played a pivotal role in the development and improvement of Wagyu cattle genetics in the United States. When you choose our grass-fed Wagyu beef, you can be assured of the exceptional breeding and quality of our animals. Our goal is to continually enhance the phenotypic and genotypic traits of our stock for the enjoyment of future generations.
Discover the Unparalleled Quality of Grass-Fed Wagyu Beef
The gentle Wagyu breed boasts a unique history that has resulted in the healthiest, most flavorful, and tender beef available in the U.S. Originating from the Korean peninsula and South China in the 2nd century, Wagyu were originally used as draft animals. These hard-working cattle, exposed to demanding workloads and limited feed, developed the ability to store extra energy as intramuscular fat. This exceptional trait contributes to the marbling and tenderness that define Wagyu beef today. Notably, the Wagyu fat naturally forms as a light and healthy monounsaturated source of energy.
Over time, Wagyu gained recognition for their exceptional meat qualities, calm temperament, and efficient feed conversion. Although a small number of genetic lines were introduced to the U.S. in the 1980s and 90s, Japan has since declared Wagyu cattle a national treasure and ceased all exports.
Visit Hook’d Up Bar and Grill to browse our selection of healthy and tender grass-fed Wagyu beef. We proudly deliver our premium meat anywhere in the U.S. Taste the difference and elevate your culinary experience today.