The New York Strip has a renowned history and is the first choice for many discerning steakhouse patrons. Our American Wagyu New York strip steak is cut a generous 1½ inches thick and hand-trimmed for a perfect strip steak that's beautiful on the grill or plate.
These American Wagyu beef NY Strip steaks are carefully cut by hand so there is natural variation in size. Each thick NY strip has the amazing flavor and tight texture beef experts associate with a great New York strip steak. Of course, these are American Wagyu beef, so they're deeply marbled with a wonderful complexity and subtle sweetness that provides a one-of-a-kind steak eating experience.
Beef Grading 101
This steak is American Wagyu Black Grade, rated 6 to 8 on the Japanese Beef Marbling Score (BMS)
Beef sold in the U.S. is graded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). There are eight total grades and the top grade is USDA Prime.
All Snake River Farms American Wagyu beef grades above Prime. Special breeds of cattle like Japanese Wagyu are capable of producing marbling beyond their American counterparts. To grade this high level of marbling, we adopted the Japanese Beef Marbling Score.
Using BMS, beef marbling is measured on a scale from 1 to 12, with a 1 being Select beef and a 12 being the highest level of marbling possible.
BMS 4 to 5 USDA Prime
BMS 6 to 8 SRF Black Grade
BMS 9+ SRF Gold Grade
The New York strip is cut from the longissimus dorsi muscle located within the loin primal. This muscle starts in the rib primal and extends to the round primal. The section of longissimus near the round is called the “sirloin end” and has a crescent shaped piece of connective tissue. The slices are cut from this part of the muscle. The chewy fiber breaks down from heat when cooked.
Fast fact: It's generally (but not unanimously) agreed that boneless strip loin steaks are called New York strips and bone-in steaks are called Kansas City strip steaks.