Holstein and Angus Breed: Sourced from USDA Prime Holstein cattle within California and Arizona. Flatiron steaks will be trimmed of all exterior fat and fascia, split lengthwise along the internal connective sinew, and all sinew removed. Seamed product begins with a whole flatiron which is split and trimmed. Each piece will be about 8-10″ in length. Portioned products will be sized according to weight.
Age: In terms of a dry aged product, we never age the Flatiron steaks. One reason is that the trim factor after aging would be cost prohibitive. Another, and in our minds more valid, is that the Flatiron is so tender to begin with, dry aging will not noticeably improve this, and the existing flavor is perfect exactly where it is. The honest effect of aging a Flatiron would only be increasing the price through shrinkage and trim.
SHELF LIFE & PACKAGING
Shelf Life: 5-7 Days in original packaging
Packaging: The Flatirons will arrive completely cleaned of all fascia and are ready to use. They are vacuum packaged in individual units and are packed 8 per Flannery Beef custom carton on the seamed, and 18 per carton on the portioned. This will greatly add to the shelf life as likelihood of package failure in transit is diminished. We are comfortable with up to 7 days although we recommend keeping closer to 5 days. The steaks can go longer under ideal circumstances, but that would require inspecting each package to be sure they are still extremely tight. We would rather you freeze rather than risk losing; Although, not dry aged, hangers by nature of their soft texture are also impervious to any detrimental effects of freezing.