Dry Aged Minced meat from the Heifer
from the Austrian calf (heifer)
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Dry-aged mince from Fitmeat has a fabulous flavour of its own and can be roasted wonderfully. With its wonderfully nutty, buttery aroma, the flavour is neither too intense nor too lukewarm. Important note: Fitmeat mince is not fumigated
Dry-Aged minced meat is an ideal basic product that no kitchen should be without. It can be used to prepare a variety of dishes that are guaranteed to appeal to every taste.
Our dry-aged minced meat from the calf (heifer) has a wonderful flavour of its own, which gives the dishes the desired kick, but does not push itself too strongly into the foreground. This leaves all options open when it comes to seasoning.
In the dry-aged version, our minced meat from the Heifer is ideal for more intensive dishes that may well be a little heartier. For example, for strong ragouts or for a more intensely flavoured bolognese. Dry-aged mince, with its strong aroma, is extremely ingenious for really juicy burgers in a class of their own.
Why dry-aged mince from Fitmeat?
Compared to other suppliers, the mince is not gassed. What does that mean? It is prepared absolutely fresh and is therefore not watery. The colour is also more natural than in supermarkets.
Butchers often take a different approach to meat sold in supermarkets. Because of the long transport time, the meat cannot usually be prepared completely fresh. The bright red colour of minced meat, however, is rather unnatural.
This is because it is produced when the meat is treated with a gas mixture (CO₂). The chemical treatment prevents the natural colouring, but does not make the meat last any longer.
The use of oxygen when packing the meat accelerates fat oxidation during cooling. This can later make the meat tough and rancid. The loss of quality is particularly pronounced if the meat was frozen.
In addition, this process causes the meat to roast faster, but it is therefore not fully cooked. This makes it difficult for the consumer to determine whether the meat has reached the ideal cooking stage.
Meat from supermarkets and discounters often comes from so-called fast-fattening farms. Here, the focus is on the fastest possible growth of the animals. However, this means that the muscles cannot hold the water, which leads to it being released again during frying and causes the meat to "shrink".
At Fitmeat, we do not use such methods for many reasons. The shelf life is somewhat shorter at 2 to 3 days, but this is the only way we can guarantee maximum freshness and quality. If it is not needed immediately, it can be wonderfully frozen.
Due to the high quality standards and the stress-free and respectful treatment of the animals (from breeding to slaughter), our meat tastes fabulously delicious and does not lose any water when browned. Thanks to our natural and thoughtful approach, the minced meat can also be wonderfully frozen without losing its quality.
Our tip: "divide" the closed vacuum bag with a cooking spoon - this way you can only take out one part even when frozen, as it is not a frozen "lump" but can be divided into several pieces at once.
Minced meat from the Austrian calf (heifer)
Calf (also called heifer) is the name given to female cattle that are already sexually mature but have not yet calved. This is of course also recognisable from the meat structure. The meat of a has a bright dark red colour and extremely fine fibres. When it comes to marbling, calf is an absolute highlight, which makes it extremely juicy and tender.
This special marbling is the result of the slow growth of the calves, which ensures fine fat storage. Compared to young bulls, they also have significantly less weight. The combination of wonderfully distributed fat in the muscles and dry aging gives the flavour of the Heifer a distinctly full-bodied aroma.
Recommendation for cooking
In the pan
Quantity per person
We recommend one kilogram for three to four people.
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 ”Dry Aged Minced meat from the Heifer”
|Breed||Black Angus, Red Angus, Simmental, Pinzgau, Tyrolean Grey, Charolais, ...|
|Feeding||Fresh grass on pasture, brewer's grains, possibly maize or cereals|
|Shelf life at 0-4°C||1-3 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?