Black Origin Wagyu

Black Origin, is a Canterbury based company which produces and markets the rich, buttery cuts from Wagyu cattle raised in Canterbury New Zealand. Wagyu beef is widely recognised as the world’s most premium beef famous for its flavour and 'melt-in-your mouth' perfection.

The word 'wagyu' literally means Japanese cow ('wa' meaning Japanese and 'gyu' meaning cow). Wagyu breeds are very carefully selected. Black Origin Wagyu combines ancient Japanese breeding genetics and techniques with New Zealand’s incredible grass, grain, water and air to create world class Wagyu. This combination of cultures with the harmony between Japanese respect and modesty and Kiwi drive is key to ensure they create one of the finest, premium Wagyu products in the world. The purity of Wagyu is determined by genetic origins. Black Origin has maintained both the quality of the breed and the authenticity of its flavour. This increases marbling, makes muscle fibre finer, fat whiter, and gives a nutty and elegant Wagyu aroma and taste.

Black Origin Wagyu can now be found in our Tory Street Fresh Market.