Upcoming Miso Workshop

When : Wednesday, April 29th, 2020  at 6 ~7:30 p.m 

Where: Westside New Leaf Community Market  1101 Fair Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060


In this workshop you will learn about miso and koji, taste different kinds of miso, and watch miso soup making demonstration. You will take 1.5 lb of your own miso home for fermentation.   

New Leaf is postponing this Miso Workshop as our communities focus on their well-being. We will keep updated as the situation evolves and we’re able to reschedule.

Private Miso Workshop

Invite your friends and have your own cooking party of Miso workshop. We’ll come to your home with everything you need and conduct a workshop for you and your friends.

Fees are negotiable, contingent upon location and number of students. The host will get a 25% discount for the class fee. 

Miso Workshop

In our Miso workshop, you will learn the importance of incorporating probiotic foods into your diet and how it helps the ecosystem in your digestive system. 

In this workshop you’ll learn about "Koji," the superfood that is a major component in miso and other staple Japanese foods, such as soy sauce and rice vinegar. 


We will personally show you how to make organic miso (1.5 lb) that you wil take home and ferment  for several months to a year at home. The first step is to soak and cook the organic beans. Since this is a simple but lengthy process, we will prepare this for you in advance and explain how we did it. We will also show you the steps to make miso soup the traditional Japanese way!


You will have the opportunity to taste many different ages and types of Miso. At the end of the class, we will serve miso soup with Hakouya’s homemade miso.

Join us to learn about and experience the healthy traditional Japanese use of miso in the diet!