Fresh Kefir Grains/Recipe

Make delicious healthy Kefir using our locally grown Kefir Grains.

About This Product


Kefir is a fermented and cultured beverage. As far as taste goes, it tastes a lot like a yogurt drink. What makes Kefir so great to have on hand is that it is nutrient dense. It has plenty of B vitamins, potassium, calcium and protein. Not to mention, like yogurt, the probiotics are important. They help improve the healthy bacteria ratio in your gastrointestinal tract. While you can use dairy milk to produce Kefir, you can also choose non-dairy options like coconut milk which makes a lovely smooth Kefir.

Most of the time, Kefir will ferment at room temperature. However, in the winter, it may be too cold for it to heat properly. The milk produced is creamy and tart but where Kefir is different is that it is a lot thinner than yogurt. So, what do you need to make the best Kefir? Kefir grains are the key. We cultivate our own Kefir grains using local whole milk (homogenized). It's a daily ordeal, feeding them milk so they grow and multiply. They also grow larger through multiple feedings.

Our fresh grown Kefir grains produce a full flavor profile to create authentic fresh Kefir.

When you have Kefir grains, expect them to propagate or to produce more grains. Dehydrated Kefir grains will produce Kefir, but it won't include many of the healthy bacteria and yeast that is produced using fresh Kefir grains. And, dehydrated Kefir grains may not multiply.  

In order to maintain a warm temperature in your Kefir vessel, you should consider fermentation heater belts. These belts will help keep your Kefir grains warm, especially when the colder months arrive. Now that you know where to buy Kefir grains, there’s no reason not to have the freshest Kefir grains possible. 

Use the proper strainer to collect all the Kefir grains, especially the baby grains which can fall through some strainers. Our stainless steel strainers are double mesh and their holes are about 1/32nd inch.


  • The grains we harvest and sell are EXACTLY the big fluffy grains you see on our website.


  • Before shipping the grains we Fresh Freeze them, as this allows them to travel safely for several days
    • When we freeze them the grains are both protected but also stressed when they are revived- follow the revival instructions.
    • The grains exude liquid when frozen, shrinking in size.
    • We ship our grains USPS Priority Mail, fresh frozen and in a thermal envelope. They will thaw during transit; that's not an issue. 
    • Once revived (as per instructions) the grains will grow, thrive and multiply as well.
    • You’ll have big fluffy grains after a couple of weeks of nurturing and feeding them properly.
  • The grains you receive will make fantastic Kefir!


Includes 35-38 grams, approximately 2 Tbsp.

  • Made fresh each week
  • Rubber band and cheese cloth included
  • Directions included 

Fresh Milk Kefir GrainsOur Fresh Grown Kefir Grains include approximately 35-38 grams of fresh Kefir grains, and instructions on how to care, maintain and propagate your fresh milk Kefir grains. Our Kefir grains are propagated using high quality local pasteurized cow milk. Working with real Kefir grains is easy.  Freeze your extra grains for later use or give away to others. 

Purchase our Fermentation Heater Belt** at a nice discount to maintain a warmer temperature in your Kefir making vessel, very useful during the colder winter months. **Use our Heater Belt once you start fermenting at least 1/2 gallon or more of milk. Do not allow your fermentation vessel to overheat. Position the heater belt above the Kefir grains/milk so you maintain a temperature of approximately 70-80f. Higher temps produce smaller grains.


Kefir recipe.

Purchase an additional package of Fresh Kefir Grains and SAVE $10.00 on the 2nd Pack! 

Our Kefir grains, which originally came from eastern Europe** contain loads of healthy bacteria and yeast, including many of the following. Some time ago we had our grains tested by a pathologist friend who confirmed there were at least 40+ different bacteria and yeast present. **We've been propagating these same grains for years. The grains are our babies and we take great care of them.

Lactobacillus acidophilus|, Lactobacillus brevis, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus, Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. delbrueckii, Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. lactis, Lactobacillus helveticus, Lactobacillus kefiranofaciens subsp. kefiranofaciens, Lactobacillus kefiri, Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus sake, Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris, Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis, Lactococcus lactis, Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. cremoris, Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. dextranicum, Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. mesenteroides, Pseudomonas, Pseudomonas fluorescens, Pseudomonas putida, Streptococcus thermophilus 

Shipping included within the USA & Puerto Rico(priority mail).  International shipping not available.

What Our Customers Say

  • 5

    Posted by Larry Gallagher on 8th Feb 2023

    Thanks for sending two packages of kifir. Had no problem getting started

  • 5
    Kefir grains

    Posted by Karen on 17th Jan 2023

    Those little guys are awesome!! They started working within the first couple days and my kitchen is 60 degrees on week days.

  • 5

    Posted by Rodney on 4th Dec 2022

    These grains make the best kefir I have ever tasted Fast and easy. I new part of my daily diet.

  • 5
    Kefir Grains

    Posted by Arlene on 13th Aug 2022

    I’m very pleased with my kefir grains AND the great customer service. They arrived in FL during the heat of the summer and revived completely in 3 days. They will make kefir milk faster than I can drink it. I just cover and refrigerate my grains in 3.5 cups of milk until I’m ready for them to ferment. I change the lid to cheesecloth and let them sit on the counter for 12 hours or so until they are creamy and then start over. They are multiplying a little each time I make a new batch of milk. Highly recommend the Cheesemaker!

  • 5
    Kefir grains

    Posted by Mary Walker on 24th Jul 2022

    The kefir grains that I received are excellent. I am getting a batch of high-quality kefir every 24 hours, and the grains are multiplying. The instructions that were provided with the order were easy to follow and it was easy to get the kefir grains started. The kefir is just wonderful! I am very pleased with the quality of this order and plan on trying some different items soon.

  • 5
    Fresh Kefir Grains

    Posted by Siri on 21st May 2022

    Prompt shipping, detailed instructions, grains reliably both produce great kefir and generate more grains. I'm a happy customer!

  • 5
    Excellent, healthy, and huge!

    Posted by Cindy Balsiger on 2nd Mar 2022

    Amazing!! They're huge and they multiply like crazy! Never had such vigorous growers. I use raw goat's milk and it makes the best rich and creamy kefir ever.

  • 5
    Fresh kefir grains

    Posted by Karen Wilson on 20th Dec 2021

    Very healthy and active. I'm using them in raw goats milk and they the kefir is thick and perfectly tart in just 24hrs. The grains multiply quickly. Thank you

  • 5
    Kefir Grains

    Posted by Seth on 26th Nov 2021

    Grains woke right up after being in a hot mailbox and have been performing wonderfully ever since. Switched between cow and goat milk with no issues. Feeling markedly healthier in general since consuming daily.

  • 5
    Great product / High quality

    Posted by Carlos Valdes on 6th Nov 2021

    I ordered this after a failed experiment buying grains from Amazon that worked terribly This is a great product and service. The grains are high quality, came packaged really well and now are doing their job properly. I highly recommend this product.

  • 5

    Posted by Paul D on 12th Jul 2021

    Just bought some fresh kefir grains and made my first batch ever. Wow it tastes amazing! I followed the instructions and had big, fat grains after 3 days of revival. Looking forward to keeping these little guys healthy and making kefir a regular part of my diet. Thank you Cheesemaker! ============================== Glad you are enjoying making your own Kefir! - TheCheesemaker

  • 5
    Great fresh grains

    Posted by Marcie on 28th Jun 2021

    I am very familiar with fresh Kiefer gains and what to do with them … =============== Glad you liked the Kefir Grains! TheCheesemaker