Fresh Kefir Grains/Recipe

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FRESH KEFIR GRAINS - price includes USPS Priority Shipping with cold pack

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 38-40 grams, approximately 2 Tbsp.

  • Made fresh each week
  • 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 


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What Our Customers Say

  • 5
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    Posted by Diane Buhr on 9th Mar 2024

    I am very impressed with the quality of these grains! First off, I recieved a generous amount. I followed directions included and by day 3 I was getting thick kefir, a little sour but lovely! I'm on day 6 now and made my first quart. It is so delicious and the grains are nice and fat looking. I have purchased grains from other sources and these are by far the best quality! Can't wait to have enough to split so I can freeze a backup or 2. I also think the heat belt is a game changer. Keeping a constant warm temp in my cold house creates a great environment for the cultures to flourish.

  • 5
    They work

    Posted by Judy on 13th Sep 2023

    This is my first time trying to make kefir. I’m still learning but the grains are working

  • 4
    grains were slow to wake up, but when they did, they are outstanding! Makes very thick kefir. I would highly recommend this product.

    Posted by Judy Beach on 5th Sep 2023

    Very pleased with this product.

  • 5
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    Posted by Oly on 4th Sep 2023

    The best kefir grains I have. Tried from other suppliers, but these ones are the best by far

  • 5
    Kefir grains

    Posted by Connie on 21st May 2023

    I love my kefir grains. They arrived quickly and by following the directions provided I now have great tasting kefir. It's been about 2 weeks and I am already able to share my grains as I have over 3 Tbs

  • 5
    Kefir grains

    Posted by Maria Dietz Spade on 20th May 2023

    These grains are the BOMB!!! They make the best kefir and they have about tripled in size. I have a cheesemaking demonstration coming up the first of June and I will be highly recommending these grains. Way to go CheeseMaker!!!

  • 5
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    Posted by Denise on 28th Mar 2023

    I am so pleased with my order of kefir grains! They arrived well packed and with easy instructions to “revive” them. My first quart of kefir tasted great and the healthy grains are already multiplying. Soon I’ll have enough grains to share with friends. My husband drinks a cup of kefir every evening snd it’s done wonders for his digestive tract.

  • 5
    Kefir grains

    Posted by Rechell Mullen on 27th Mar 2023

    All I can say is WOW! They were multiplying in a week ! I had twice as much as I started with. This is a fantastic product. I give it double down 10 stars. Thanks Rechell

  • 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!