Chianina is a very ancient breed, of Umbrian origin, it has been bred for at least 22 centuries in the middle Tiber valley and in the Val di Chiana, hence the name Chianina.
These cow's are known for their incredibly flavorful of their meat.
The meat retains a marbling of fat in the muscle, resulting in a meat with more protein, less fat and less cholesterol than other beefs. To highlight the flavor of the meat, the steak is seasoned very simply, just with a little salt and pepper.
The tenderloin is an oblong muscle which extends along the rear portion of the spine. It doesn't get much exercise, therefore the meat is very tender.
Country of Origin: Italy
Storage: store the steak in the freezer at -18°C.
To Defrost: leave it in the fridge overnight. This will keep the steak at a temperature that prevents harmful bacteria from gaining a foothold, and it won't take away from the taste and texture of the steak at all.
Weight: approx. 300g per piece