Ribeye steaks are the quintessential high end steak, renowned for their intensely beefy flavor. This cut is a particularly striking showcase of wagyu beef's extreme marbling, with high grade examples practically melting in the mouth.
This wagyu beef (aka kobe-style beef) is from a breed of cattle descended from Japanese herds and specially raised in Texas to increase its percentage of fat marbling to consistently high levels. More marbling leads to more flavor, tenderness, and moisture as the fat melts during the cooking process. Thus, wagyu beef ribeye steaks are both more flavorful and more tender than those cut from conventional beef.