Italian farmers pin beef hopes on Japanese cows – Yahoo! News
Having spent a decent amount of time enjoying the cuisine of both Italy and Japan, this is good news!
A farm near Milan is raising Japanese Wagyu cows to woo meat-loving Italians with the world’s most expensive Kobe steaks.
The Italians are hoping the tender, marbled beef will revive falling beef consumption and give their profits a boost.
Described by one chef as “the Ferrari of meat,” Kobe has been making inroads in Italy even though it costs about 100 euros ($148.2) per kg to buy. That’s twice the price of Italy’s Fiorentina T-bone steaks from Chianina cows.