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Deluxe Fresh Kefir Making Kit

$79.97
$49.97
(You save $30.00 )

About This Product

Our Deluxe Fresh Kefir Making Kit includes 2-3 tbsp./32-35 grams, approximately 2 Tbsp of freshly harvested locally grown Kefir grains

Our Kefir grains are propagated using only highest quality fresh local pasteurized cow milk.  Order additional Kefir Grains and SAVE $10.00 on a second pack!

 Includes instructions on how to revive your Kefir Grains and make homemade Kefir!

GIFT WRAP OPTION- we will Gift Wrap your Kit if you select this option!

Your Kit Includes:

The kit contains the following and will make delicious / nutritious homemade Kefir!

FRESH KEFIR GRAINS

  • (1) Package of freshly harvested, locally grown Kefir Grains (approx. 32-35g)
  • OPTION for second package of Kefir Grains at reduced price

 FREEZE DRIED KEFIR CULTURE 

  • (1) pack of a Freeze Dried Kefir culture ; great for single batches; different taste & texture than from Fresh Kefir Grains.
    • use 1/3 packet for 1/2 gallon of milk;  store unused culture in freezer

SUPPLIES

  • (1) ½ Gallon wide mouth glass jar with lid
  • (1) Crystal Strip ‘stick on’ thermometer to adhere to jar
  • (1) Stainless Steel Slotted Spoon
  • (1) fine mesh 6 ½” strainer  (fine tin mesh does not let baby grains through)
  • (1) muslin cloth circle / rubber band to cover jar and allow ‘breathing’
  • OPTIONAL:   Fermentation Heater Belt (can wrap jar in chillier weather)

 

RECIPE

  • Recipe and instructions for Reviving your Grains and making Kefir

 

 

Purchase our Fermentation Heater Belt** at a nice discount to maintain a warmer temperature in your Kefir making vessel, very useful only during the colder winter months.

 **Use our Heater Belt once you start fermenting at least 1/2 gallon or more of milk. 

 

Our fresh locally grown Kefir Grains include approximately 32-35 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. 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.  

Kefir Recipe.  

Freeze Dried Kefir Culture:  we include one pack of a Freeze Dried Kefir culture which does make delicious single batches of Kefir; the taste and texture is a bit different than Kefir from fresh grains.  You can reorder on our site if you like it.

If you want a larger strainer we do offer larger sizes on our site. 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.
Ours 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 

Something Special From Wisconsin
 
Shipping included within the Continental USA.  Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico available.  We cannot ship internationally due to the Kefir grains not doing well for a long international travel time.

What Our Customers Say

  • 5
    Excellent

    Posted by Renee on 20th Jul 2020

    I‘m a loyal customer and Steve never fails to exceed expectations. I love the kefir kit and the quality of grains

  • 5
    Very fresh

    Posted by Carrie Adamcik on 28th Aug 2019

    Have no trouble making my Kerfir because I was sold fresh kerfir starter.

  • 5
    Healthy Grains

    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.

  • 5
    Great Product

    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.

  • 5
    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

  • 4
    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.