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Similar to American wagyu, Australian wagyu comes from cattle that are the descendants of wagyu cows brought to the country from Japan long ago. They were bred to be very similar to the type of cattle that is raised in Japan, and they are raised according to similar traditions as the wagyu cattle in Japan. 

What makes Australian Wagyu Different 

While Australian wagyu features extensive marbling and a rich buttery flavor, it does not reach the same level of fat content as Japanese wagyu. This can be a bad thing or a good thing depending on your palate and prior dining experience. If you’re a lover of Japanese wagyu, you may find Australian wagyu less buttery or less “pure”. 

On the other hand, if you’re more accustomed to enjoying ordinary cuts of beef, you may miss the beefy flavor in all the marbled fat of Japanese wagyu. If that’s the case or you find Japanese beef to not be filling enough, the heartiness and higher protein content of Australian wagyu beef may be just what you’re looking for.

Wagyu Beef Comparison Chart (American, Australian, Japanese) 

 American WagyuAustralian Wagyu Japanese Wagyu
Purebred  X
Mixed BreedXX 
Beefy with a buttery flavorXX 
Buttery with a hint of beefiness  X

About Lomelo's local market 

Lomelo’s came to life out of a desire for a quality of home-cooked food that didn’t exist. Everyone is used to eating frozen meat, even if they’re paying premium prices. We want to change that, to enlighten more customers to the beauty and simplicity of truly fresh food.

At Lomelo’s we are all about the quality of the meat, and the other food and drink we prepare to our elevated standards. If we detect the slightest imperfection in any cut of beef we receive, we send it back and receive a credit from the butchery. And if anything ever slips past us, we hope our customers will let us know, because they deserve the best with no exception.

We started out wanting to find the best wagyu beef available, but that’s not where our mission ends… it ends with the most delicious meal you’ve ever tasted. That’s why we also recommend side, wine pairings, and recipes that go perfectly with each and every cut.

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