About Best of Beef

Best of Beef champions the people, places and passion that go into producing and serving one of the world's most sought after beef, Certified Irish Hereford Prime.

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Jean Denaux
Denaux Viande de Sélection, Sens, France

A 5th generation butcher and breeder, Jean Denaux has been selecting and preparing meats for the most demanding chefs in France where he is the exclusive importer of Certified Irish Hereford Prime.

Jean tells us… ‘When I first went to Ireland, people asked me why a french man was going there looking for beef. The reason I told them was that I had found treasure there, Irish Hereford Prime. Since then we have been working together for over 20 years.’

Hereford fillet on display in amongst Jean's tools of the trade

Jean Denaux at his Sens butchers, 120km from Paris.

‘A grass fed animal has the best texture, and a truly unique taste. Also because Herefords mature early and gain fat quickly their meat is extremely tender — something that makes it different from other breeds.’

‘I have been breeding all my life and my family has been for many generations. What’s always been most important to us is farmers who understand yield is not the main thing, quality is. Farmers from small farms with natural conditions producing amazing beef’.

Certified Irish Hereford Prime in good company in one of Jean's fridges