For several years now Japanese Wagyu meat, also known as 'Kobe'-style beef, has been enjoying increasing popularity.
Experts and gourmets who have recently discovered Wagyu meat consider it to be the most tender, most succulent and tastiest meat in the world.
Wagyu is now finally available in Europe.
video broadcasted by Deutsche Welle (jan 2006)
There are all kinds of stories about these imperial cattle from Japan that are massaged, fed on beer and then sold at astronomical prices in Tokyo's top restaurants.
These are not just folkloric. The Japanese have devoted
extraordinary care and attention to the rearing of this unusual
breed of cattle, focusing on the quality rather than the quantity of
their beef. The result is the ‘caviar of beef’.
Wagyu meat is striking because of its wonderful marbling which results in a never-before-experienced succulence that sends the taste buds reeling. The fat in the meat has more monounsaturated fats and melts at room temperature which makes Wagyu beef suitable as part of a lower-cholesterol diet.The high degree of marbling adds an extraordinary depth of flavour which makes Wagyu beef a culinary delicacy.
Wagyu meat is suitable as part of a low-cholesterol diet.
Latest research from Pennsylvania State University shows that Wagyu beef can actually help to reduce cholesterol levels.
Since the start of our breeding programme in 1996 we came a long way. To show you, we put a lot of photo's from our growing herd at this website. Pictures say more than words can tell. For more information, give us a call. We added e-mail and telephone numbers both from our facilities in Wales and Belgium.
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Wagyu in the Press
Most expensive Beef
"They are here"
In 1996 the first steps were taken to establish a European herd of Wagyu cattle, complete with their own pedigree and label (Châteaux Wagyu)
The European Wagyu
breeding programme was divided over two impressive estates. Both at the
farms on the Altembrouck Château estate, in Belgium as on the 12.000
acres historic estate Voelas Hall in Wales, UK you can find the first
of these exclusive Japanese cows in Europe.
December 2003, our own European Wagyu is being introduced
exclusively at the famous Harrods food halls and restaurants