Maesawa Beef from Ogata farms represents the highest quality of beef from Japan and dining on Wagyu from this farm is considered a rarity. Ogata Farms has worked hard over generations to earn their reputation as a top quality beef producer in Japan. In order to be considered Maesawa beef, the farm has to implement strict quality controls, including a stress-free environment for the cattle, which results in a beef that is smooth and tender in texture. No hormones are ever used on these cattle. Additionally, Ogata Farms feeds their cattle a diet of beer lees, made from local beer, whiskey, and soy, which is not only high in nutrients, but also adds a delicate sweetness to the beef. The environment for the cattle is of the highest quality, including a process which allows the herd to sleep uninterrupted, or “sleep in peace.”
The quality of this beef allows us to offer these cuts in both A4 and A5, with A4 being the meatier of the two. Thanks to the highest level of care given by these producers, we feel confident letting you decide which you’d prefer.
Weight: 14 oz
Region: Maesawa District, Iwate Prefecture, Tohoku Region, Japan
Lineage: Japanese Black (Kuroge Washu)
:: SHIPPING RATES ::
• Standard Shipping (Ground) : $29 or FREE(on orders over $199)
• Overnight Shipping (1-Day Air) : $99
To ensure your steaks arrive in perfect condition, we are able to ship your steaks for delivery Tuesday through Saturday. Tuesday delivery requires the additional overnight fee as it must be sent Monday and not be delayed in transit over the weekend. We cannot deliver on Sundays and we are not able to process shipments on either Saturday or Sunday.
At this time we are unable to ship to PO Boxes, or the states of Hawaii or Alaska.
The total time in transit depends on which option suits your needs best. All orders take 1-3 days to process and arrive.
:: OVERNIGHT SHIPPING ::
In order to receive your order the day after it is placed, we must receive it no later than 8:45 am PST (11:45 am EST) in order to process and ship in one day. Any orders received after the deadline will be processed the next day. If that happens to be on a Friday, your order will be processed the following Monday and you will receive it on Tuesday.
We deliver to the lower 48 states only. We cannot deliver to PO and APO/FPO Boxes. Special shipping arrangements can be requested at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll do everything in our power to accommodate your request.
:: IMPORTANT SHIPPING INFO ::
Our master butchers perfectly age, cut, and immediately vacuum seal our steaks before blast freezing them to -30F. This method completely protects and preserves the quality of the steaks for transit. To help ensure your steak delivery arrives in excellent condition, each order is shipped frozen in a state-of-the-art shipping unit with dry ice. The outer shipper is recyclable and the interior insulation, made from corn starch, is biodegradable and can be dissolved in your sink (make sure to rinse it thoroughly so it doesn't stick in the p-trap).
An ice- or cold-water bath is recommended for a quick thaw but the best way is to allow your steaks to defrost in your refrigerator 24-48 hours. Never defrost steaks in warm or hot water.