Our Deluxe Fresh Kefir Making Kit includes 2-3 tbsp./35-40 grams, approximately 2 Tbsp of freshly harvested organically grown Kefir grains, cloth & rubber band, slotted spoon, small strainer and 1/2 gallon(1.89 liters) wide mouth glass far with lid and instructions on how to care, maintain & propagate your fresh milk Kefir grains. Our Kefir grains are propagated using only highest quality fresh local pasteurized cow milk. Order additional Kefir Grains for only $12.00.
Purchase our Fermentation Heater Belt** at a nice discount ($17 & $21 respectively) 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. Includes our Strip Thermometer which can be adhered to the glass jar at the middle level of the Kefir.
Your order of fresh Kefir grains are harvested the day of order to insure their vitality. They are never dehydrated. Dehydrated Kefir grains do not multiply and do not contain as much bacteria and yeast as fresh grains.
Our fresh organically 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 only the highest quality fresh local pasteurized cow milk. Some suppliers sell dehydrated Kefir grains which do not work as well as fresh grains. Our Kefir grains are made fresh each week in large batches. Real Kefir grains will produce a full flavor profile, making authentic Kefir. These Kefir grains will propagate, producing more grains. Working with real Kefir grains is easy.
Real Kefir grains will produce a full flavor profile, making authentic Kefir. These Kefir grains will propagate, producing more grains. Working with real Kefir grains is easy. A few minutes each day will make the process simple and produce a superior product. Healthy and probiotic, Kefir is an excellent supplement to your diet. A rubber band and cheese cloth is included. Milk Kefir grains can be used to make water Kefir. Kefir Recipe. *Dry culture shown in photo (will be updated) not included and no longer offered or needed. We've found Kefir made with fresh Kefir grains creates the best product.
If you want a larger strainer check out ours. This strainer comes in two sizes to accommodate the quantity of grains you're straining so you 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.
Kefir grains contain loads of healthy bacteria and yeast, including the following:
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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Posted by Carrie Adamcik on 28th Aug 2019
Have no trouble making my Kerfir because I was sold fresh kerfir starter.
Posted by D. on 8th Feb 2018
Our family is new to drinking healthy probiotic-rich kefir. After checking out several websites for kefir grains, I decided to go with this kefir making kit with fresh Wisconsin grains and I was not disappointed. As the instructions indicate, after several days, I had made my own fresh kefir with terrific results. We now have fresh kefir daily. I'm doing the double fermentation method and can get excellent curds & whey. The grains are multiplying nicely. Very pleased.
Posted by Judith Schwartz on 27th Mar 2017
I have never made Kefir before and after advice from The Cheesemaker, I ordered the kit and having the right equipment really made a difference. The instructions are great and I am about to use my first batch.
Kefir grains worked great.
Posted by Susan Bentley on 16th Jan 2017
I love my kefir grains! It took a while but I finally figured out the ratio so I don't end up with too much whey. They have multiplied like crazy, guess they really love the organic milk I use, and I have frozen several backups. I even resorted to letting some cultivate in the fridge. I have a quart jar with grains and milk in the fridge that is ready just about every 3 days. It is creamy, thick, fizzy, and perfectly sour. I can't tell the difference between the 3 day fridge kefir and my 1 day countertop kefir. I have been doing this for about 3 weeks. My question for you is, can I expect the fridge grains to survive happily same as the countertop grains or will they eventually succumb to the cold? Should I switch them out every now and then with the countertop grains so they have some warmth or keep them going as they are? I also converted a batch to water kefir and now have delicious, very fizzy water kefir every 2 days. Your grains have been amazing ! Thank you. Susan Bentley, Montgomery, Alabama.
Note from thecheesemaker: Kefir grains propagate best at 70f(slower growth)-85f(faster growth). Fermentation will slow down in the refrigerator and colder temps can stress the grains.-Steve
Basically good but confusing directions
Posted by Michael Cleveland on 19th Aug 2016
The initial email about how to use the product indicated one could drink the first batch, but the booklet instructions indicate no. I'm still confused. Which is it?
And when you end up with a multitude of grains, do you then divide them into two or more batches? Confusing.
Note from Steve/thecheesemaker.com: Thanks Michael for your input. We've tweaked the recipe/protocol and added additional information which will help even more to make fresh Kefir using the Fresh Kefir Grains.