American Wagyu Beef, LLC
To retain maximum flavor, Wagyu beef should not be cooked further than medium-rare. In fact, the fat in Wagyu beef has a lower melting point than that of other beef so if cooked for too long at too high a heat, it simply melts away. And it is this feeling, of the meat melting in the mouth, which really makes Wagyu beef an outstanding culinary experience. When compared with US meat ratings, Wagyu beef ranks at least two grades higher than Prime. The USDA calls these Abundant (the highest grade for the USDA) and Moderately Abundant.