1. Deep Dive into Grades: USDA Choice, USDA Prime, SRF Black Label™ & SRF Gold Label™

    Deep Dive into SRF Beef Grades

    Snake River Farms offers beef in four different grades. Double R Ranch Northwest beef options are USDA Choice and USDA Prime. American Wagyu is offered in SRF Black Label™ and SRF Gold Label™.  What are the differences between these grades? And which one is best for your next meal?

    We’ll explore these grades and take a look at the different flavor profiles of USDA grades and American Wagyu.



    Ask a steak aficionado to name their favorite cut and odds are they'll choose a ribeye or New York strip. These two high-end steaks have delicious reputations, but how are they different? 

    Both steaks are rich in flavor and tenderness, but their flavor and texture are influenced from the primal where they're sourced and the muscle structure of the area.

    The New York strip is cut from the short loin and has generous marbling, but more moderate than the ribeye. This steak also has a firmer texture. The ribeye is cut from the rib section and possesses abundant marbling and a very tender texture.

    Learn more about these two steaks, their differences, and the variety of ribeyes and New York strips available from Snake River Farms. 

  2. The Cut: Ribeye

    The Cut: Ribeye

    Ribeyes are often called the steak lover’s steak. Snake River Farms American Wagyu ribeye steaks are a steak lover’s dream. Beautiful marbling infuses each American Wagyu ribeye steak with complex flavor and juiciness.

  3. What is Wagyu Ground Beef?

    What is Wagyu Ground Beef?

    You may think of ground beef as a cheaper meat and something you may recall from your childhood. Traditional and easy dinners were often made of basic ground beef – think spaghetti with meat sauce, tacos, boxed dinner, and sloppy Joes. Often boring and unimaginative, ground beef was the go-to protein source when you needed to feed your family quickly.

    Enter the scene – Wagyu ground beef. If you have never tried Wagyu ground beef, then you are in for a taste extravaganza. It stands ready to elevate your burger and beef game to the next level. While still a quick-cooking protein, it will enhance those dinners of years past and take them up a notch or two!

    Read on to learn more about Wagyu ground beef and how it differs from regular beef, plus we include some of our favorite recipes that you are sure to love.


    Japanese A5 Wagyu vs American Wagyu vs USDA Prime

    While Japanese Wagyu beef has been around for a very long time, it was first introduced to the United States in 1976 when Morris Whitney imported two Black Wagyu and two Red Wagyu bulls from Japan. Then in the early 1990s, around 200 more bulls and females were imported to create that signature American Wagyu beef.

    Unless you are a beef enthusiast, you may not have heard of Wagyu until recent years, as this type of beef has started to appear more prominently on restaurant menus across the country.

    As we become more adventurous in our at-home cooking and trying to recreate those delectable dishes we have on special nights out, one consideration is recreating a memorable steakhouse night at home.

    From USDA Prime to American Wagyu and even Japanese A5 Wagyu beef, which is the best option for you? We break down the differences between each and help you decide on the best beef for your next steakhouse experience.

  5. Chef Kelly Cahoon

    Take it Outside

    When the warm weather calls, it’s time to take your feast outside. Team SRF member Kelly Cahoon loves to entertain outdoors. This trained chef and busy mother firmly believes “more is more” when it comes to hosting an event, even something as casual as a summer picnic.

    Kelly put together a perfect summer spread for her family and friends highlighting Snake River Farms using her culinary know-how. Learn all about her creative secrets and dive into her amazing recipes.

  6. Summer Like a Pro

    Summer Like a Pro

    Summer is the time to get outside and exercise your grilling muscles. We convinced some of our favorite BBQ and grilling experts to share their never-fail backyard grilling tips and secrets. There's something here for both beginning and expert grill masters.  We learned a few new tricks we're ready to try out right away. 

    Take a spin through these 12 ideas then fire up the grill and get ready to summer like a pro!

  7. How to Prepare SRF x Southside Barbeque Pit-Smoked Products

    How to Prepare SRF X Southside Barbeque Pit-Smoked Products

    Snake River Farms has partnered with Southside Market and Barbeque to create a line of smoked, fully cooked staples of Central Texas BBQ:  brisket, beef short ribs, pork steak and sausage. 

    Smoked on a classic off-set smoker burning Texas post oak wood, these authentic smoked American Wagyu and Kurobuta pork items are delicious and easy to prepare. Read on to learn the specific heating instructions for each cut.

  8. The Meaning of Meat Terms

    The Meaning of Meat Terms

    Glance at your local meat counter or scroll through the websites of beef companies and you’ll see many terms to describe their steaks and roasts. It’s not always obvious if the attributes are positive or negative. Or do they mean anything at all? 

    Take a closer look at the definition of common meat terms to find, and purchase, the best products for you.

  9. Snake River Farms and the Journeyman Meat Co.

    SRF X Journeyman Meat Co.

    Snake River Farm Kurobuta pork salami is handcrafted by the Journeyman Meat Company located in Healdsburg, California. Journeyman uses Old World techniques, family traditions, and the bounty of local farms to create some of the best cured meats in the world.  

    Meet Peter and Cathy Seghesio, the talented people behind Journeyman. Learn about their unique history and dedication to crafting world class artisanal salumi, sausage, and cured meats using authentic Italian methods.

  10. what to do with deckle fat


    Learn what the term 'deckle' means when it comes to beef, and what to look for when shopping for your next wagyu brisket deckle. 

  11. Sea to Table – Adding Surf to SRF’s Turf

    Sea to Table – Adding Surf to SRF’s Turf

    Surf and Turf is a staple on classic steakhouse menus – a succulent lobster tail paired with a juicy steak. This is a special occasion offering that pushes all the buttons for flavor, luxury and a hint of decadence. We received requests for this staple of traditional supper clubs but finding the right seafood partner was challenge.

    Snake River Farms is now offering steak and lobster packages that match our American Wagyu steaks with high quality seafood. The lobsters are supplied by Sea to Table, owned and operated by the Dimin family. 

  12. SRF & Southside Market Fully Cooked Products

    SRF & Southside Market Fully Cooked Products

    Imagine enjoying authentic Texas barbeque without spending 12 hours minding a smoker. Some might call it crazy and others might say it’s genius.

    Snake River Farms has partnered with Southside Market and Barbeque to create four smoked, fully cooked staples of Central Texas BBQ: American Wagyu brisket, Kurobuta pork steak and two kinds of sausage. Smoked on a classic off-set smoker over Texas post oak wood, these are mouthwatering products you just need to thaw, heat and eat.  

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