This Rib-Steak Costata is certified 100% Fassona meat.
Fassona beef is the exceptionally lean meat from the Fassona Piemontese breed, born and raised in the region of Piedmont. The cattle are renowned for their unique muscular structure, particularly in the thighs, which is the result of natural muscular hypertrophy, yielding high-quality meat that is distinguished by excellent texture, tenderness, juiciness, and a rich, sweet flavour. Fassona beef's excellent characteristics are also the result of a dry-ageing process of the meat that produces low amounts of saturated fat, cholesterol, and calories, but also high amounts of essential nutrients, omega-3, and omega-6 fatty acids.
WHY "LA FASSONA"?
Piedmontese Fassone is traditionally slaughtered when they reach an age between 18 and 24 months, without considering their gender. The Fassone has a lean and tender meat, but it is less distinctive compared to the meat of the long-living female cattle. Fassona meat of over 36 months has natural fat marbling that makes it tender and tasty. With adequate aging, it stands out for its bright red color, compact and tender fibres, and juiciness.
But its essence lies in its flavour: a rich, round aroma that is never ferrous, with a perfect balance between sweetness and sapidity and an exceptional persistence, as well as hints of hazelnuts and hay.
Fassona Rib-Steak Costata 600/700gr
Macelleria Oberto was born in 1965 in Alba when, following several years of apprenticeship, aged 21, Pietro Oberto took over a small butchery near the town’s main square. Since then, over 50 years, Oberto’s family has been selecting the best examples of Piedmontese “Fassona” breed raised in small farms all over the province of Cuneo. The breeding is made in complete respect of nature and of the territory, because everything eaten by the animals is reflected in the texture and flavour of the meat.