We chose Wagyu as our breed because it is the Rolls Royce of beef, the food of Emperors and Samurai warriors. Grass-fed wagyu is sweet, nutty, juicy, tender and just downright delicious.
All the people who had been growing Wagyu cattle told us they didn't like being outdoors eating grass. This felt like a convenient truth and we were never going to keep cows in cages so we let them out, and guess what; it turns out they actually really like grass, fresh air and sunshine.
Then we started grading our grass-fed wagyu beef based on its marbling, like the grain-fed guys do. We fed it to our friends and an interesting thing happened. People worked out which marble score they liked and became overnight experts — "lean like 3 is the one for me", "anything under a 6 is for..."
Suddenly it was personal.
So now you can stick with your favourite marble score grade, or you can work on the ‘time and a place for everything’ theory. We hope you find this calibration tool helpful and wish you well in your search for your ‘marbling sweet spot’.