Kobe Beef is the name given only to the top cattle of the Hyogo Prefecture and limited to A4 and A5-grade only - literally the cream of the crop. Considered by many the pinnacle of steak, Kobe is simply the most sought-after beef on the planet and exclusively available online at Holy Grail Steak Co.
Named after the city of Kobe in Hyogo Prefecture, this remote regions isolated genetics allowed for the development of what is known today as the Tajima line, a very pure genetic breed of cattle whose DNA has been sought after and spread to other cattle throughout Japan but which remains unadulterated in the Kobe region, its purity jealously guarded by the small farmers that comprise the Kobe association. Kobe Beef is extremely rare with under 1,000 head a year exported for the entire globe.
All purveyors of Kobe Beef operate under exclusive license of the Kobe-Niku. There are thirty licensed restaurants and six licensed retail butchers in the US. One of the six retail licensees, Holy Grail Steak Co. is only online retailer of Authentic Kobe.