Australia is one of the biggest producers of Wagyu beef in the world, and uses its own grading scale, the AUS-MEAT marbling system. This scale goes from 0 (no marbling) to 9+ (extraordinary amounts of marbling), the latter one being the highest grade.
The amount of marbling in wagyu in an indicator of flavour richness, let’s start from Marble Score 2 and to see how it looks like. Everyone’s tastes are different, so use this guide below can help you to find the Marble Score that suits you best.
Marble Score 2
Compared to regular grass-fed beef, Marble Score 2 is positively extravagant.
Guaranteed tender and juicy, with a gentle but distinctive Wagyu flavour, Ideal for those of us that want to maintain our youthful figure without having to choose the fish.
Marble Score 3-4
It’s Saturday night, the BBQ is out, all your meat lover friends are coming over. Everyone is smirking because we all know the pressure is on the guy or girl cooking the steak.
Marble Score 3-4 is your go-to because it never lets you down. Crispy salty crust, tender juicy middle, purring with Wagyu flavour. The crowd goes silent, then you become the rock star you always knew you were.
Marble Score 5-6
This is something personal and private.
This is the steak you eat by candlelight, with the romantic or jazz music on, by yourself. No distractions, no hurry, just you and the steak. For most people at First Light this is the one. That is enough said about 5-6.
Marble Score 7-9
Marble Score 7-9 wagyu steaks are very, very special. Only 10% of the wagyu herd grades 7+ which means this is something we call First-Class.
You can only get it from a small number of farms. These farms are elegant and unique, where it rains a lot, at the edge of the world. Marble Score 7-9 is the steak you pull out for your loved one, for example, your Presidential Inauguration.