NEW South Wales-based grainfed Wagyu brand Jack’s Creek has picked up its sixth major award at the World Steak Challenge, in seven years of entering the competition.
Entering with its German-based suppliers, Jack’s Creek won the world’s best rib eye, with its purebred Wagyu range, which is fed for 450 to 500 days and has an 8 to 9 marble score.
Other Australian brands, including Stone Axe Pastoral, Teys Australia and Classic Fine Foods won gold medals at the competition. Japan-based Starzen Co won the world’s best steak, while British supermarket chain Marks & Spencer won the world’s best grass fed and Polish MFC Carni won world’s best fillet.
The World Steak Challenge has become a popular benchmark for branded beef taste testing around the world. A large independent judging panel of meat and food service industry identities assess entries on flavour, juiciness, tenderness and overall liking.
Jack’s Creek has endured plenty of success in the competition over the years, being crowned the world’s best steak producer in 2015-16 and winning two major awards last year.
- Click here to listen to the Jack’s Creek story, with managing director Patrick Warmoll speaking to Kerry Lonergan on Beef Central’s Weekly Grill podcast in September last year.