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Organic Retired Dairy Beef Rib Eye Steak

Beautifully marbled steaks - the Dairy Beef Ribeye

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
£12.00 £53.33 per kg

We have a minimum order of £30.00 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. 


  • Supplied: Insulated box at -18°C
  • Freezing: Suitable for home freezing, use within 6 months
  • Defrosted: Store between 0 - 5°C and use within 2 - 3 days



  • We deliver all around mainland Britain, excluding the Highlands and Islands. The delivery will be made within 24 hours upon placing the order or on a weekly-schedule for subscriptions.


    We can deliver to you Tuesday to Saturday, providing you place your order Monday to Friday, pre 12pm.

    We will pick, pack and deliver your box the Next Day or on the day you have requested.

    Orders placed Monday to Friday, after 12pm, will be picked, packed and delivered 1 working day later.

    Orders placed on a Saturday or Sunday, will be picked and packed on the Monday for delivery on the Tuesday or on the day you have selected.

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

    If you want to change anything about your order, including your address or adding a safe place for us to leave your box, please email us: [email protected]

  • We have a minimum order of £30 simply for sustainability reasons in order to minimise packaging, delivery and the environmental footprint.

  • If you spend over £80 your delivery will be free of charge. For orders under £80 we have to charge for delivery. Please have a look at the details:

    £30 - £79.99 £3.95
    £80+ No delivery charge
  • 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, which ever 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. You can also use it for your shopping or to make gift boxes.


    natural materials

    Delivered Frozen

    To control the temperature in your box we use ice packs. When soaked in fresh water the pad can be frozen and will retain a low temperature for a long period of time. Reuse it for your picnic or a day out!


    natural materials

    Sustainably Insulated

    Natural sheep’s fleece provides insulation for your order for up to 40 hours and can be reused for planting, filling cushions, arts and crafts and so much more. There are no limits to your creativity!


    Send us a picture: [email protected] or share it on Facebook!

Product FAQs

  • We deliver our organic produce Tuesday – Saturday. Delivery charges for weekday delivery are £3.95 and Saturday delivery £6.95. You can also select pre-12 delivery option which is at a higher rate of £6.95 for weekday delivery and £8.95 for Saturday. If you spend over £80 you will receive free weekday delivery. The cut off period to get your order the next day is 12pm any order placed after that time will be delivered after 2 days. For example if you order after 12pm on Tuesday you will receive your box on Thursday.

  • Our products are sent to our customers frozen because when we started the business we looked into convenience for our customers. We found that sending the produce frozen meant that they could order for instance a month’s worth of produce and could go into their freezer until they are ready to use it. It also meant that there was less risk to the meat whilst been delivered as fresh meat can be delicate and risky.

  • All of our meat is butchered in house. In December 2018 our in-house butcher was built which means that we have full control of what is cut and also means that we can accommodate more requests from our customers.

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

  • We have a dedicated page which explains all the different cuts and where they come from. Find out more here


    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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