My first encounter with this miso paste was at the farmer's market in Nelson. I was totally blown away at how tasteful it is. The umami in this miso is very distinct. Ever since then, this is my default go-to miso paste. It is so versatile and it makes all the food taste better, whether it is a stew, a soup, a dip or a salad dressing...the option is limitless. I am so glad that HealthPost is a stockist for this product.