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Organic Retired Dairy Beef Rib Eye Steak

Beautifully marbled steaks - from our Retired Dairy Beef range

Our Organic Retired Dairy Beef is a product of time and patience. The fat content on these animals is considerably higher, but boy is it great! You should always consider the age and fat content when cooking with Retired Dairy Beef – it is best cooked slowly and on a low temp, allowing the fat to break down and permeate through the meat.

If you thought you couldn't get much better than a regular rib eye steak, try Coombe Farm Organic's retired dairy beef rib eye steak and prepare to be very pleasantly surprised. They're cut from the beef animal's fore rib and include a collection of well-worked muscles held together by delicate connective tissue and shot through with a sweet marbling of fat. Retired dairy beef comes from older cows so their muscles have benefitted from slow growth to maturity. This translates into an unsurpassed, complex depth of flavour and a wonderfully open-grained texture. Mouth watering? Certainly is. 

  • Delivered frozen
  • 1 x 225g, Serves 1
£9.85 £43.78 per kg

We have a minimum order of £40.00 simply for sustainability reasons in order to minimise packaging, delivery & the environmental footprint.

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In taking retired dairy cows and growing them on for beef, we're honouring the Spanish tradition of Basque beef. This is beef from very, very old cows that delivers a flavour that's unique and robust. Old dairy cows wouldn't normally be taken into a beef system, but we decided – in accordance with our waste-minimisation policy – to see if this was meat that we could make use of. The cows, once they've finished dairy duty, are given time to gain condition, eating our finest West Country pasture and having a rest from calving and milking. The result is stunningly flavoursome meat with a really distinctive character. Definitely too good to miss out on. 

Nutritionals per 100g: Energy 302 Kcal/ 1249 kJ | Fat 25.9g, of which saturates 11.6g | Carbohydrates 0g, of which sugars 0g | Fibre 0g | Protein 17.1g | Salt 0.12g.

Please note this is produced in an environment that handles nuts (Including Peanuts), Seeds, Cereals, Celery, Soya and Products Containing Gluten.

  • Supplied: Insulated box at -18°C
  • Freezing: Will arrive frozen, use by best before date on packaging
  • Defrosted: Store between 0 - 5°C and use within 3-5 days



  • We deliver all around mainland Britain, excluding the Highlands and Islands. You will be able to choose your preferred delivery slot at checkout.

  • We can deliver to you Tuesday to Saturday.

    We will pick, pack and deliver your box the day you have requested.

    For every order, we'll send you a text message on the morning it is due to be delivered.

    Our courier will leave it in your requested safe place if you would prefer a contactless delivery.

  • We have a minimum order of £40. There is no minimum order value or delivery charge if you collect from our farm shop

  • Our Standard Delivery Charge is £3.95 (Tuesday to Friday). There is Free Delivery on Orders Over £100, Recieve your order Before 12 pm for £7.95. Saturday Delivery is £6.95

  • No. You can leave a message with your order telling us where you would like to have your box placed. It would be best placed somewhere cool or at least in the shade – especially during the hotter months of the year. Our products will stay at the same temperature for up to 40 hours, so just make sure that you can pick up your order within that time.

    Our couriers will send you a text message or email, whichever you prefer, giving you an hour slot when your box will arrive. If that doesn’t suit you, some options will be provided to make your delivery more convenient.

  • Our products will stay frozen at the same temperature for up to 40 hours. Simply put them in your freezer after delivery or in your fridge if you want to defrost them and use them within the next few days.

  • At Coombe Farm we believe in sustainability. And we live it. Regarding our packaging:

    natural materials


    Your delivery box is made of 100% recycled paper and is 100% recyclable.


    natural materials

    Delivered Frozen

    To keep your order frozen we use ice packs which will retain a low temperature for a long period of time. Reuse them for a picnic or simply snip, empty the water and pop in your plastic recycling.


    Sustainably Insulated

    We use paper pulp sheets to insulate the box. They are great for craft projects or can also simply be recycled with paper waste.


  • You can cancel your order within two hours after your online purchase. We can not cancel an order after this period.

    We hope that you enjoy our products. But if for any reason you are unhappy, please let us know why within 28 days of delivery, by sending us the batch number and the reason why you are disappointed with the product. Do not throw the product away as we may need to recall it to confirm the problem.

    As your product is perishable, you will not be asked to return it for us for re-selling.

    When we have looked at the evidence, we will then consider reimbursing you by means of a credit for a future order or resending the product. We will do our very best to respond as quickly as possible and try to resolve it.

    Email to: [email protected], phone: 01460 279509

Product FAQs

  • Delivery costs £3.95, Tuesday - Friday or is free for orders over £100. Saturday delivery is £5.95, If you need your order before 12pm on your selected delivery date please select our Pre 12 pm option, there is an additional charge for this service, (Weekday's £6.95 & Saturday £7.95)

    Click and Collect is free. Use Discount code LOCAL10 for a 10% discount when collecting from the farm.

  • Freezing is the most natural way of preserving food. And as here at Coombe Farm Organic we believe in slow-grown, healthy food, a form of preservation that doesn’t need artificial additives gets a big tick from us.

    It also guarantees it will arrive with you in tiptop condition - confidently delivering fresh meat would be much more challenging.

  • All of our meat is butchered in our in-house organic butchery by our small, experienced team. 

    You will find any product ingredients on the relevant product pages.


    Can't Find the Answer?

    If you cannot find the answer to your question and would like to speak to someone contact us and we will be happy to help.

To get the best out of your organic retired dairy beef rib eye steak, aim for a medium-rare finish. That'll allow the marbling to render and infuse flavour through the meat while retaining tenderness and succulence. Fry in a hot pan for a couple of minutes on the first side. Flip and fry for about 30 seconds before adding a generous knob of butter and frying for another 90 seconds, basting with the melting butter as you go. Be sure to rest your steak (warmly wrapped in foil) for about 5 minutes before serving on a simply dressed bed of rocket, with some salty skinny fries on the side. 

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