Iga Beef, The Meat Champion
In Japan, Iga Beef is known as ‘Niku no Yokozuna’, which means ‘The Champion of the World of Meat’.
When you eat Wagyu beef that has been produced in Iga, Japan, you are enjoying one of the highest quality meat. Iga Beef is filled with luxurious, snow-white marbling that’s rated A5, the top grade for Wagyu beef. Iga Beef is so tender it melts in your mouth and offers an unparalleled culinary experience.
Some beef enthusiasts assume that an A5 grade or a Beef Marbling Score of 12 means the best Wagyu beef, however the high fat content can feel too greasy. A5-grade Iga Beef has a less greasy sensation and heartier, more satisfying meat.
Iga Beef has vivid marbling, a pleasing aroma (called ‘wagyuko’) and hearty taste. The softness and sweetness are mellow to slowly fill the mouth with umami flavours and create an unrivalled eating experience.
The Champion of the World of Meat is also known as “phantom beef” because the local farmers produce a purposefully small amount. Iga being the birthplace of Ninjas is likely a reason for this and we like how exclusive, and elusive, Iga Beef is.