Simply 4 months from now, World Steak Problem – organised by writer William Reed – will put the planet’s best cuts of steak to the take a look at.
Classes embody Filet, Sirloin, Ribeye and Wagyu. The cuts will likely be judged in September at Vlees & Co Steak Restaurant in Amsterdam by a tasting panel of specialists from all world wide.
Entries for World Steak Problem 2023 now open
Entries are open for beef and steak producers, wholesalers and retailers, who’ve till 10 June to submit their purposes for the 2023 competitors.
As soon as every entry is assessed by the panel, made up of greater than 50 impartial judges, the very best performing steaks will likely be awarded gold, silver or bronze medals.
This yr, all Gold medal profitable steaks robotically high quality for the competitors’s worldwide classes: the very best steak will likely be introduced from Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania and South America.
One producer may even declare the coveted total title of The World’s Finest Steak.
“The WSC is the final word competitors for steak producers and suppliers to showcase their product high quality and breed credentials on a world stage,” mentioned Restaurant editor Stefan Chomka.
“The significance of style, provenance and sustainability in meat has by no means been higher, and this competitors highlights the very best producers within the enterprise and offers them a platform to inform the world concerning the high quality of the steaks.”
Who’re the reigning champions?
In final yr’s version, the world’s finest steak prize was awarded to a Japanese Wagyu from producer Starzen Co. The identical lower was additionally topped World’s Finest Sirloin and World’s Finest Grain-Fed on the award ceremony in Dublin.
Starzen Co.’s entry was a primary from Japan. The A4 grade, 30-month-old Akune Gold feminine was grain-fed within the Kagoshima area – an space identified for its heat local weather and ample water provide.
The world’s finest fillet hailed from Poland. The cow, bred by MFC Carni, was grain fed and obtained by a cross breed of Polish Holstein and Black Angus. The steak is understood for its ‘intense flavours, candy aroma and distinctive tenderness’.
The world’s finest grass-fed award was received by a full bred Dexter from Linden Meals, Northern Eire. The 30-day matured rib eye – described by judges as being very tender and wealthy – is bought in M&S.
And the prize for the world’s finest rib eye was awarded to Australia’s Jack’s Creek, which received Finest Fillet, Finest Rib-Eye and Grain-Fed gongs in 2021. In keeping with the judges, the 32-month-old, pure bred, grain-fed Wagyu was tender, juicy, and ‘stuffed with buttery flavour’.