Food & Wine Demystifies Wagyu And Kobe Beef

"Kobe is one kind of wagyu. There are many."

All Kobe is Wagyu. Not all Wagyu is Kobe.

Other types of wagyu include Matsusaka, Ohmi, and Bungo beef, all raised in different prefectures in Japan and subject to their own regulations.

Miyazaki beef from the Miyazaki prefecture is another type of wagyu that has actually been ranked higher than Kobe, at Japan’s primary wagyu judging event."

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