The American Miso Company, located in Rutherfordton, NC, is the largest maker of organic traditional miso in the world- producing over 400,000 pounds of miso annually, surpassing even Japan! Using only domestically grown organic grains and beans, and handmade koji, the Hallmark of traditional miso, MISO MASTER® Organic miso is naturally aged in wood without temperature control, yeast accelerants, or preservatives such as alcohol, all of which are used by commercial miso makers. From sweet, creamy, and light to hearty, robust, and dark, the six types of Miso Master® Organic Miso offer an exciting variety of organic miso which can be used to enhance everything from basic soups to gourmet fare. Its salty taste and buttery texture make it a versatile ingredient for a host of applications, including sauces, dips, marinades, salad dressings, desserts, and yes- soups. Fresh and unpasteurized, it is a "Live Food" with subtle, balanced flavors that only great care, high quality ingredients, and natural aging can produce.