What is Kobe Beef?

Kobe is a region within the Hyogo Prefecture, and is undeniably famous for its Wagyu beef.

The Kobe Beef brand uses the Wagyu breed of animal to produce its famous beef, exclusively using the Tajima bloodline. Only the highest quality Wagyu produced in this region has the privilege to be sold under the Kobe Beef brand name.

Authentic Kobe Beef only comes from the Hyogo Prefecture in Japan.

However, the Kobe name has been used commonly to describe different Wagyu brands and products. Unfortunately, like Brie, Camembert and Cheddar in the cheese world, the name Kobe is not currently protected.