After a year-long apprenticeship in Japan with the Onozaki family, one of the few remaining traditional miso makers, our first Miso Masters returned to the United States and helped set up the first production facility for Miso Master Organic Miso. They named it The American Miso Company. Their mission was to bring the ancient traditional Japanese way of making miso to the United States and by late 1979 the first experimental batches of Miso Master Organic Miso were being made.

At first, they only produced Miso Master Organic Traditional Red miso, the variety which Mr. Onozaki had taught them. But soon other varieties were developed including Miso Master Organic Country Barley, Miso Master Organic Brown Rice, and Miso Master Organic Mellow White miso. Soon to follow were Miso Master Organic Chickpea and Miso Master Organic Sweet White miso.

Miso Master Organic Miso has always been organic and kosher and is now also Non-GMO Verified and Certified Gluten-Free except for the Country Barley. The American Miso Company and Miso Master Organic Miso are now more in demand than ever as miso moves from the exotic to mainstream and consumers explore delicious new ways of introducing miso into their diets.