Cap of Rump
from the Austrian calf (heifer)
On stock and ready for shipping
Tafelspitz is a classic of Austrian cuisine. It is ideal for a variety of tasty dishes and is also perfect as a roast beef.
Let's be honest, what would Austrian or Viennese cuisine be without its Tafelspitz? Well, still hearty and delicious - but something important would be missing. Because Tafelspitz is a real delicacy, and for good reason
The best meat for Tafelspitz
Cut from the rump, it has a deliciously fine and short-fibred meat that is suitable for a number of different preparations. The best cut? Sure, the Spitz
This is covered in a layer of fatty tissue and becomes a wonderfully tender treat when cooked slowly. The Tafelspitz is the rump, or the tapering tip, which is adjacent to the rump. The meat is very tender and finely marbled, with an even covering of fat.
Preparing Tafelspitz - this is how it is done
In Austrian cuisine, Tafelspitz is usually used whole and cooked slowly together with root vegetables. This not only produces juicy meat, but also a delicious soup with a wonderful aroma
If the focus is on really enjoying the meat, then the boiled beef should be cooked in salted water. In this case, the water should already be boiling. Alternatively, it can also be cooked in a broth
Boiled beef can also be grilled - Picanha
But that is by no means all you can do with a boiled beef. In South America, it ends up on the grill instead of in the pot. It is called picanha and is also a real delicacy
Beef from the Austrian calf
What is so special about beef fillet from the calf?
Calf, or heifer, refers to female cattle that have not yet calved. The meat is wonderfully dark red in colour and has extremely fine fibres. The meat is also characterised by a special marbling, which additionally enhances the taste
This first-class marbling, i.e. the storage of fat in the muscle, is due to the very slow growth of the calves. Thus, the beef fillet captivates on the one hand by its remarkable tenderness and on the other hand by its intensive and full-bodied aroma
This special marbling is the result of the slow growth of the heifers, which ensures fine fat storage. The combination of wonderfully distributed fat in the muscles and dry aging gives the taste of the veal a distinctly full-bodied aroma.
Recommendation for cooking
In the pan
Quantity per person
Per person approx. 300 g.
Herkunft und Haltung
Quality is our highest concern, and in the case of beef, a few factors are crucial. These include the perfect breed of cattle, the age of the animals and optimal feeding, free of concentrated feed. However, this alone is not enough to meet our requirements.
Because we don't do things by halves when it comes to the quality of our meat products! That is why 100% of our animals come from Austria. The farms are located in the Waldviertel in Lower Austria, in Salzburg and in neighbouring Upper Austria. In addition, at Fitmeat we only process the finest meat from heifers and steers.
The meat has a wonderful marbling and taste. Our classic cattle breeds include Red-Angus, Black-Angus, Charolais, Limousin, White-Blue Belgian and Wagyu, as well as various crossbreeds.
Our cattle are 4x AT certified. This means that birth, rearing, butchering and refinement take place 100% in Austria. The value chain therefore remains entirely in Austria.
We distance ourselves from long animal transports and select our partners very carefully. Therefore, we rely on animals that are kept in a species-appropriate manner, born and raised by small farmers, and on butchers who know both the farmer and the animal personally.
Our butchers let the cuts mature on the bone for a long time. This gives us first-class, well-hung meat that does not lose water during roasting and can be enjoyed with a clear conscience.
Details to the article ”Cap of Rump ”
|Breed||Black Angus, Red Angus, Simmental, Pinzgau, Tyrolean Grey, Charolais, ...|
|Feeding||Fresh grass on pasture, brewer's grains, possibly maize or cereals|
|Meat maturation||2-3 weeks on the bone|
|Shelf life at 0-4°C||10-14 days|
|Shelf life at -18°C||180 days|
|Hygiene advice||Prepare and consume immediately after opening. Kitchen hygiene is important: Keep the cold chain. Store separately from other products. Work cleanly. Heat through before consumption.|
|Storage advice (Fresh)||Store refrigerated at 0 °C to +4 °C.|
|Storage advice (deep-frozen)||*** compartment (-18 °C): best before: see label - ** compartment: 2 weeks - * compartment or ice cube compartment: 1-3 days - Do not refreeze after defrosting.|
Good to know
- Fresh meat, no frozen goods
- Meat from small farmers in Austria
- Aged and finished by our traditional butcher
- Billing by the gram
- Recyclable packaging
- Ready to ship in under 24h
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Packaging and delivery
Your order will be delivered directly to your home by our partner shipping companies. During your order, you can also specify a desired date for your delivery. Thanks to sustainable packaging and specially developed insulation, your meat stays wonderfully fresh and is perfectly cooled with reusable cold packs.
Of course, you can track your order at any time via our tracking portal and view the delivery status. If you are not at home on the desired date, you can simply enter an alternative delivery address or give a drop-off authorisation.
Our express delivery guarantees safe delivery within 24 hours.
5 really good reasons for Fitmeat
- At Fitmeat, you only get premium meat of the best quality from selected small farmers in Austria.
- Our experienced master butchers are pioneers in meat refinement and maturation. At Fitmeat, you get perfectly matured meat that has never been frozen.
- With meat from Fitmeat, you experience sustainable meat enjoyment of a special kind, because quality goes beyond the plate with us.
- With meat from Fitmeat you support Austrian agriculture. Because the value chain remains one hundred percent in Austria.
- What you see is what you get: Whether it's the marvellous marbling of our steaks or the beautiful pastures of our farmers - all the pictures on our website are 100% authentic and taken by us on location. After all, the eye eats with you, doesn't it?