USDA Certified Angus Beef®Here are Maine Lobster Now we only source the most premium beef available. All of our steaks are certified Angus prime, aged for 28 days, and individually packed for freshness. The beef we get is grass-fed and then finished off with grain or corn for 30 days. This final part of the process (grain and corn) adds the marbling to the meat and truthfully the juicy flavor we can all enjoy. We get our meat from a specialty steak supplier and we only get the best 1.5% of the cuts. If you have never heard about USDA certified beef, that's okay we can teach you about the grading scale and why we only sell the top tier of steaks - prime beef.
Restaurant Quality Steaks DeliveredEver wonder why steaks at a restaurant sometimes taste better than those at home? Well most of the time grocery stores don't carry Angus prime or if they do, the beef isn't aged. Here at Maine Lobster Now we pride ourselves in delivering a delightful in-home experience second to none. We know that quality beef is a critical part of a meal whether paired with seafood or by itself. We didn't take any shortcuts here and we want you to know that we stand behind the quality of these steaks in the same way we stand behind our seafood. Our supplier only serves high-end steakhouses from Maine to Boston, so you'll only be getting a premium restaurant quality steak delivered to your door.
Inspection For QualityAll beef is inspected for wholesomeness by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)*, and is graded for quality and consistency. Maybe you’ve heard of Prime, Choice and Select grades – and Prime tops the grading scale. Marbling plays a big role in quality grades.
Beef Grading Scale - What' You'll GetMarbling – the little white flecks in beef – is key to flavor. The higher the amount of marbling, the higher the quality of beef. The Certified Angus Beef ® brand is incredibly flavorful, tender and juicy because of the high amounts of marbling in every cut.
Q: How is beef graded?
A: Independent USDA graders inspect cattle and label them according to the grading scale:
- Prime - The only beef we sell - Only 1.5% of all beef is scored as Angus
- Several low-quality grades thereafter
Q: How is beef selected for the Certified Angus Beef ® brand?
A: The same independent USDA graders inspect black-hided cattle (typical of the Angus breed) and give it a grade. All beef considered for the brand must be the best Choice, or Prime, beef – truly the top of the scale. This top-quality Angus beef is then evaluated again, using the brand's set of 10 science-based specifications for marbling, size and uniformity. If it's good enough to make the cut, then it earns the distinctive Certified Angus Beef ® brand label.
Q: What makes Certified Angus Beef ® brand Prime the ultimate beef?
A: Quality, plain and simple. Only truly elite beef surpasses the USDA's stringent Prime standards, AND meets all 10 of the brand's quality specifications. Less than 1.5% of beef achieves the high standards of Certified Angus Beef ® brand Prime. And marbling is key to its incredible flavor and tenderness.