Kuze Fuku & Sons Yuzu Fruit Spread
- by Kuze Fuku & Sons
- United States
With its unique citrus flavor, Kuze Fuku & Sons’ Yuzu Fruit Spread brings something new to the marmalade game. It’s made with the peel and juice of yuzu, an East Asian citrus fruit that combines the tartness of lemon and grapefruit with a floral complexity. This textured, not-too-sweet spread boasts a true yuzu flavor without much pucker, plus a pleasant bitter edge. Keep it in your fridge, and bring it out with a tangy chèvre like Westfield Farm Capri or Bûcheron.
- Oregon’s Kuze Fuku & Sons is the American offshoot of St. Cousair, an established Japanese specialty foods producer.
- The Japanese company was founded in 1976 by Kyozo Kuze after his wife Mayumi started making apple jam to serve to guests at their ski lodge.
- Many years later, their sons Ryota and Naoki started Kuze Fuku & Sons to expand the family business and bring gourmet Japanese food to the United States.
- They make their jams, condiments, and other products in Oregon, combining Japanese tradition and farm-fresh, local ingredients.