Bristol Farms’ Rib Roasts for the Holiday
posted on November 23rd, 2017 by Rick Stidham
USDA Choice & Prime Natural Rib Roasts
If you are looking for the best rib roast to enjoy this holiday season, then look no further than Bristol Farms! We offer a variety of rib roasts with a guarantee of quality you can count on. Our USDA Choice and Prime Natural Rib Roasts are always vegetarian-fed, antibiotic-free, hormone-free, and humanely raised. These rib roasts are available for ordering online (by clicking here) or by calling your nearest Bristol Farms Meat Department. Ordering is available through December 22, but we encourage you to order early to ensure availability. Be sure to check out our go-to recipe for Herb Crusted Prime Rib, which shines through a delicious mixture of fresh herbs and spices. To take your rib roast to the next level, be sure to check out our Dry Aged Rib Roasts (available for ordering in store).
Dry Aged Rib Roasts
What makes Bristol Farms’ Dry Aged Rib Roasts so special? Unwrapped subprimals of USDA Prime or Choice beef rib sections are placed in a specially constructed, very cold storage locker for up to thirty days. At Bristol Farms, we place our natural beef in a refrigerated locker for 21 days at a temperature of 32 to 34 degrees F., 75-80 percent relative humidity, and an air velocity of 0.5 – 2.5 meters per second.
Sounds a bit picky, but these three conditions are crucial to the proper aging of beef. This locker’s environment, from temperature, to humidity, to air-circulation, lighting, and cleanliness, is strictly regulated to conform to carefully determined standards. Over the duration of the dry-aging process, the beef will lose a significant amount of weight. As it loses moisture, the flavor is allowed to develop, becoming richer and more intense. At the same time, natural enzymes in the meat break down the muscle tissue, ensuring a tenderness that cannot be replicated otherwise.
The result is a Holiday Rib Roast that is incomparable in flavor and texture. Dry-aging beef requires very special care, time, and the best quality USDA graded beef available. For this reason, you don’t often see retailers taking the extra steps to offer it to their customers.
We’re happy to offer this selection for the holiday season. Dry aged rib roasts are available for in store ordering only; please speak with one of our friendly butchers next time you call or are in-store for an experience of our Dry Aged Rib Roasts. Happy Holidays!