artisan tofu makers
are there any existent in the us?
or miso for that matter
Sure. Two that I like very much are Jack in the Beanstalk in Salinas, CA and Sogo Tofu in San Jose, CA.
Add, in the Bay Area (notice a trend?) Hodo Soy Beanery.
I make my own. Tofu only. Hodo Soy was my inspiration, never having paid attention to the 15 cent commercial tofu I bought precisely because it was 15 cents.
I did some research when I started my quest and found some restaurants that make it, but don't recall if there were commercial vendors. Never checked into Miso.
South River Miso is awesome - artisanal, fire-roasted. They alsom make a wonderful, lush tamari from the dregs you can find them online and I believe the products are carried at Whole Foods.