Grilling Wagyu or Kobe beef is generally not recommended. On a traditional grill surface beef with such a high fat content would become engulfed in flames. With GrillGrates you CAN make it happen with steakhouse quality results. GrillGrate has teamed up CrowdCow, an online marketplace for direct-to-your-doorstep craft meats as our resource for Wagyu and Kobe beef. Crowd Cow prides themselves on being at the forefront of the food transparency movement, allowing you the consumer to know exactly where and how your meat was raised. They offer all the best meats including beef, chicken, lamb, pork and now even fish. Wagyu is just a word that means “Japanese Beef”. There are four breeds of Wagyu cattle that are native to Japan. Of these breeds, there is one that is truly remarkable: the Kuroge Washu. All Wagyu are going to have a higher fat content than, say Angus, but the Kuroge Washu is where true Kobe beef comes from. Live Wagyu cows are banned from exportation out of Japan but there was a period of time when some were allowed to be exported. Japanese Wagyu and Kobe meat has always been allowed to be exported. There are still some full blooded Wagyu being bred in the states but most have been interbred with other species.