Kobe beef cheeks are frozen together as a block within each of the two bags. For best quality, we recommend thawing and using a whole bag at once rather than thawing the whole bag, using some, and refreezing individual cheeks.
For thawing tips, please read Safely Defrosting Food for Maximum Flavor.
The easiest way to prepare beef cheeks at home is by first searing them to develop a flavorful crust, and then slow-braising them until tender (about 3-4 hours in a 300 degree oven). You may be able to reduce this time using a pressure cooker.
Beef cheeks are often prepared using braising liquids with similar flavors to pot roast (we recommend veal demi-glace or stock, garlic, red wine, onions, carrots, celery, rosemary, thyme, and porcini mushrooms).
A beef cheek entrée serving is generally regarded to be two cheeks per person.