I do not like to Eat Beef that is overly marbled.
I do get very offened when someone offers me beef that has lots of fat on it or is overly marbled.
If you would talk to most women that buy there beef at a store they will tell you there young children do not like to eat overley marbled beef.
I do not think that any one has done a study of this? I do think the findings would be interesting if someone did.
It does seem to me younger and older people do not like to eat beef that is overly chewie when there is lots of fat on it or if it is overly marbled.
The best beef that I have every eaten was meat from a 100% Belgian Blue it was the leanes beef that I have ever eaten. If they would deal with the high temps of the desert southwest I would breed them and eat them all my self! But Belgian Blues I do not think they would do well in the middle of range country.
To each his own. I get very offended when someone offers me the dry meat that does not have any marbling in it: It may be tender if cooked medium rare to rare, but tasteless. It has no flavor. This is the case with beef, pork or chicken. The chicken breast should be used in something that is marinated for flavor, because it has none. It is about as worthless piece of meat for taste; except for turkey, especially turkey breast that I believe that is able to be found.
As far as the women that buy there neat in the store; which I would is where most women buy there meat; I doubt that they would buy much at the local pub or the hair dressers so I expect they would buy their meat at the store; if the kids do not likeoverly marbled meat because they probaly never had a chance to eat any overly marbled meat or any marbled meat at all if the ones that you are like, liking that overly lean, double muscled ,dry, lean belgium blue. When the kids want meat with flavor, most moms buy them 50% fat hot dogs,or 70 % vienna sausage.
As far as a study being done on this, I thinks that the findings would be very interesting also. I know some young kids thad had only had lean, well done meat all their life. When they had their first taste of Prime Quality meat cooked Med. Rare, they would not go back to that dry tasteless stuff.