Wagyu is a breed of cattle naturally predisposed to produce beef that is densely marbled. In fact, Wagyu beef surpasses USDA marbling standards for prime-grade beef. Lobel's American Wagyu is densely marbled, exceeding USDA standards for prime grade. Using the 12-point marbling score scale, our Wagyu will score 9 points or higher. At that level, the Wagyu is marbling is abundant and evenly distributed throughout the meat. Often referred to as the "foie gras of beef," Wagyu has an exquisitely tender texture and incomparable, luxurious taste.