Wagyu beef is really something special. The Wagyu breed originated in Japan and is not comparable with any other breeds we know. It brings a marbling (fat lines like marble) that is unique and finely divided. Marbling gives the meat its spectacular mouth feel and a subtle palette of flavors.
The steak of Wagyu beef is beautifully marbled. The picture you see is a photo of a real Wagyu steak at Beef & Steak. Wagyu marbling has 12 gradations, using the Wagyu Marbling Scale. More intramusculiar fat means a more expensive steak. At number 12 the Wagyu beef is almost white.
How some Wagyu cows are cared for is unheard of. Massage and special diet including beer are the most famous elements. The point is that the animals are well cared for and fed, which results in the best marbling of the meat.
The experience of eating a Wagyu steak is special. With just a pinch of salt and pepper it will taste like it was seasoned or marinated with a rich taste of exotic spices and a small nutty flavour as well. And those tastes are in the meat itself. Wagyu? You must try it!