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This Year, Give the Gift of Wagyu Steak

Carnivorous Care Packages From Snake River Farms and Some Chefs You Know

By Hadley Tomicki ·
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Snake River Farms is one of those names that is always popping up on restaurant menus next to some tempting cut of U.S. wagyu or Kurobuta pork you desire. And now it’s something you can actually gift unto other people, who are sure to adore you for your superior gifting abilities.

This Boise-based premium meat producer, a major player in the world of American wagyu, is teaming up with some big-name chefs to create indulgent gift packages featuring some of its rarest, best cuts of meat.

Following a successful, still available, collaboration with Hugh Acheson, the brand is introducing new steak gift boxes in collaboration with Boston/NYC chef Jamie Bissonnette of Toro, Coppa and Little Donkey. As well as one from French Laundry/Bouchon vet Phillip Tessier.

Bissonnette’s box is meant to reflect the chef’s nose-to-tail approach to cooking. At $285, it comes with three American wagyu steaks: a culette, a teres major taken from the shoulder blade and four bone-in filet mignons, along with recipes, sea salt and harissa paste.

Tessier’s is called the “Gold Medal Assortment, ”featuring a selection of Snake Rivers’ Gold Grade steaks, which have the highest level of marbling of all their wagyu products.  For $375, your giftee gets one Gold Grade cap of ribeye and four Gold Grade ribeye filets, along with black pepper-infused finishing salt and recipes.

So while big cardboard boxes of frozen Midwestern beef are being shipped all over the country this holiday season, here’s a superior option of chef-selected Wagyu that will really blow the minds of any meat aficionados in your life. Because really, you care.

Hadley Tomicki lives in Los Angeles. He is probably going nowhere on the 10 Freeway this very second.

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