Faq ,

What’s the difference between wagyu and kobe beef?

Wagyu is simply any of the original breeds of Japanese cattle. Meat cut from these animals is known for its intense marbling, high quality, and rich flavor. Kobe beef is a very particular strain of Wagyu called Tajima-Gyu that is raised to strict standards in the Hyogo Prefecture. Kobe is the capital city of Hyogo, thus the name.

What’s the difference between grass-fed and corn-fed beef?

Grass-fed and corn-fed refer to the type of food that an animal eats in its lifetime. Generally, an animal that only eats grass is not going to develop as high of a grade as an animal that eats a fattier diet. A very lean diet without corn, grain or wheat will result in a lower grade and very lean meat, which is often not as flavourful. Corn, barley, wheat, and grains tend to be higher in carbohydrates, and as a result, a healthy animal will bulk up and provide more flavourful meat. It’s important to remember that feed is only part of an animal’s upbringing, and that farmers typically feed their animals what is most readily available given the seasons. For example, in Canada, because we grow so much grain and wheat, this is what we tend to feed our animals. In the United States, where they grow a lot of corn, or in Japan, where they grow a lot of rice and sweet potato, this is what they tend to feed their animals, respectively.

Why is meat blood red in colour?

That instantly recognizable red colour of steak has to do with the amount of blood still left in the cut. If you receive a steak from The Butcher Shoppe that isn’t as red as you expected, it’s likely that the blood hasn’t come to the surface yet. Often, removing your steak from the Cryovac packaging that we send it in can also impact the colour.

What are the different grades of beef and what do they mean?

Beef grading is a classification system that assesses the various characteristics of an animal to determine the quality. Early in the process of breaking down cattle, government graders give that animal a grade based on metrics including: marbling (or “frosting” as it is known in Japan), which tends to indicate better flavour, the age of the animal, the size and the shape of each of the muscles, and the amount of fat that covers the muscle. In Canada, the highest grade is Prime, followed by AAA, AA, and A. In the United States, the highest grade is also Prime, followed by Choice and  select.

Are your products Kosher?

Our products are not Kosher.

Are your products Halal?

No, unfortunately we don`t have halal meat.

Are your products organic?

Unless specifically stated (like our range of Organic Chicken), our products are not organic.

Are your products fresh or frozen?

The vast majority of products that we sell are fresh and have never been frozen. A small select ion of our products, like some of our sausages, are frozen to ensure that they remain at their peak freshness. If a product is frozen, this will be specifically stated within the product de script ion. 

Why should I buy products from MahyaPro?


We’re truly passionate about what we do and are committed to artisan butchery:

We have decades of experience in the meat business, starting from our humble beginnings in the meatpacking district of Tehran.

We meticulously choose quality over quantity and cost-effectiveness.

We cut every order by hand, the way you want it, while always staying true to the traditional methods of butchery (the old-school way of ageing, smoking, pickling, curing, and cutting meat)

We care about the details, which is why we have such high standards about who we buy from  and how long we age our meat for

We offer the ease and convenience of online ordering and next-day delivery