Our animals are raised on our family ranch in Chama, NM. All our cattle are grass-fed and finished on the nutrient dense grasses of the Chama Valley. In the winter months the animals eat hay from our farm or neighboring farms. All our animals are born and bred locally. We practice regenerative grazing -- in the summer months we move our animals throughout our pastures to ensure the health of the grasses and soils. We stay with the animals every day, moving them and monitoring their health and welfare.
Grass-fed grass-finished; all natural; no added hormones; no antibiotics.
Very good tasting! Hard to go back to “store” bought
This brisket flat was excellent. It had a nice, even fat cap that made it extra tasty. It is a lean piece of meat, so you must be careful not to overcook it. Not this time - It came out perfectly!
Love the Yak. Had our first at the Yak Attack last August & now we are hooked.
Every bite was delicious! The lamb was parted out into beautiful small chops, steaks, roasts, and ground meat, all vacuum packed in conveniently small lots and frozen. It arrived in perfect condition, still completely frozen, packed in an insulated bag with freezer packs in a cardboard box, all reusable.
Everything I have tried was excellent! and the customer service cannot be beat. Highly recommend!
Every winter we celebrate December with meat fondue and blind taste testing including beef tenderloin (corn fed), elk backstrap, white deer backstrap, mule deer and antelope backstrap. CVMCo yak tenderloin medallions were a new addition for us and our blind taste test winner. Simply outstanding! I purchased more yak tenderloin for this December's celebration.
haven't gotten it yet!
You can tell the dedication and hard work Chama Valley Meat puts into producing quality meat! Highly recommend!
Disclosure: Chama Valley Meat Company sent me two vaca vieja tenderloins for free and asked me to leave a review, but I'm free to share my own opinion.
I made the first one for grandpa's birthday so I could share it with a group of people. Everyone that tried it was amazed at the depth of flavor that it had. I've tried grass fed beef from several different sources and they didn't compare to the vaca vieja from Chama Valley Meat Company. I also expected the meat to be tougher because it was "aged on the hoof," but I did a side by side comparison to a store-bought choice grade tenderloin and the vaca vieja was more tender.
The other big plus is their butcher did a perfect job on the trim. There was no silver skin or anything that needed to be removed. Just add some salt, and throw it on the grill. You can say that for the store bought stuff.
Best meat I’ve ever had Will be buying more when I run out
The yak and beef is wonderful and delicious to have on hand. It is great to have such an available and ecologically grown source of meat. Thank you to the Chama Valley Meat Co.
I ordered 5lbs of ground Yak and some steaks. So far I have only used one pound of ground meat. My wife made 3-1/4lb burgers. She barely seasoned, cooked them medium rare and they were perfect. Quality is top notch, flavor is awesome!
Thank you Lisa and Robert. Keep up the great work.
PS, when I eat the other meat, I'll put up a new review!
We ordered Yak in quantity - from ground to steaks and other cuts. The shipments arrived timely and fully frozen and all of our meals with the product were delicious. We are hopeful that we will be able to continue to do business with Robert and Lisa and the Chama Valley Meats team - we are moving five hours further south than our current location which is already about seven hours south and west of Chama....our loss if we can't get deliveries that far south.... We highly recommend the Yak products from Chama Valley Meats.
photo below of yak burgers...awesome!
Loved the variety and opportunities to try new cuts. It was also a great topic of conversation as none of my guests had ever tried yak. Some were definitely a little intimidated, but they all said it was delicious!
Remember, we are your personal rancher and your personal butcher, so if you don’t see what you’re looking for or have ANY questions or requests, please contact us.