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Look for Canadian beef that makes the grade for you.
When you bite into a juicy steak or roast, you want to enjoy the highest quality beef. Canadian beef grades help ensure that your beef has been meticulously chosen to deliver a delicious experience every time.
Here’s how to choose from Canada’s best – and some of the world’s finest – beef to inspire your inner chef and tantalize your taste buds.
CANADA AA GRADE
A good value choice offering lower levels of *marbling and typically fewer calories than Canada AAA and Prime Grades. Canada AA beef can be tender and flavourful and performs well with all popular cooking methods.
CANADA AAA GRADE
A great choice for high-quality beef. Canada AAA offers higher levels of marbling than Canada AA and is well suited for all popular cooking methods. Canada AAA will become a delicious family favourite when grilled, broiled, simmered or roasted to perfection
CANADA AAA GRADE (TOP TIER)
Canadian beef brands that include only the most marbled (Top Tier) beef within the Canada AAA grade are an excellent choice for steakhouse-quality beef. These brands offer beef with the very best marbling, flavour and juiciness within the AAA grade.
CANADA PRIME GRADE
An extraordinary choice for exclusive steakhouses, hotels and serious home chefs. Canada Prime is selected for maximum marbling, flavour and juiciness and only available in limited supply.
Canadian Beef Grading Basics
Any cut of beef can be The Best Cut – it is most important to choose the right cut for the cooking method that you want to use.
For example, grilled on the barbecue as a kabob, Stewing Beef cubes may not be very tender . . . but slowly simmered in a savoury blend of broth and red wine and Stewing Beef can become one of the most tender, flavourful beef cuts.
Making the Grade
Canada AAA-grade beef consistently delivers an outstanding eating experience due to its high degree of marbling. Marbling refers to the small white flecks of fat that contribute to the flavour, juiciness and tenderness of beef.