QUEENSLAND grainfed beef supply chain Stanbroke has claimed its fourth Beef-Off taste test title, against some of the country’s best beef brands in the annual competition in Brisbane this week.
One of the traditional events held around Brisbane Show time every August (cancelled this year due to COVID), the Beef-Off steak challenge has been held every year since 2013. It was again hosted at Toowong’s historic Regatta Hotel Boatshed restaurant, with 140 hardcore carnivores in attendance.
This year, five well known beef supply chains from across eastern Australia lined up for competition, representing both grainfed and grassfed programs. Guests had to blind taste test all five wet-aged sirloins from competing producers including JBS (Yardstick 100-day grainfed, minimum marbling score 2), Stanbroke Beef (Diamantina Angus grainfed), Signature Beef, Rangeland Quality Meats and Greenham Tasmania.
Guests voted for each, based on standard taste panel test criteria including tenderness, juiciness, flavour and overall liking. Stanbroke’s Diamantina Angus striploin came out on top with diners, reclaiming the eye-catching Regatta Beef-Off trophy (pictured) for the fourth time.
The sample entered in the competition carried a marbling score of 4.
Diamantina is Stanbroke’s master brand program, encompassing a series of brands covering longfed Wagyu, 100-120 days grainfed Angus, grass-fed and Certified Organic cattle.
Most of the Diamantina Angus production is sold into the upper end of the food service market, supplying restaurants and hotels in Australia and overseas.
Click the link below to see a short Diamantina video.