Kefir Starter Culture


Our kefir starter culture makes both milk and water kefir. It's a powdered culture, which means each packet can be recultured a few times. A great choice for beginners, kefir experimenters, and those who don't want to maintain kefir grains.

Each bag contains:

  • 4 packets of kefir starter.

Instructions for using this culture are included and may be found here.

Shipping and Storage Information:

  • Our kefir starter culture is shipped in a dehydrated state in a barrier-sealed packet. 
  • For best results, store in the refrigerator or freezer and use by the date on the bag.

Starter Culture Ingredients

  • Proprietary blend of selected strains of lactococci, lactobacilli, _Leuconostoc_, and Saccharomyces fragilis bacteria.
  • May contain trace amounts of soy and milk. 

Starter Culture Allergen Information

  • May contain trace amounts of soy and dairy. 
  • Manufactured in a facility that also produces products containing soy and dairy.
  • Gluten-free

For best results, store in the refrigerator and use by the date on the box. Freezer storage is not recommended.


  • 1 Packet of Direct-Set Kefir Starter Culture
  • 1 quart Liquid for Culturing
    • Dairy Milk. Pasteurized milk is most commonly used with this culture, but fresh raw milk may be used, as well. For best results, avoid ultra-pasteurized milk.
    • Coconut Milk
    • Coconut Water
    • Fruit Juice


  • A glass jar

  • A plastic or wood stirring utensil

  • A towel, butter muslin or paper coffee filter to use as a covering for the jar

  • A band to secure the covering such as a rubber band or jar ring.

  • fine mesh strainer for removing the grains from the finished water kefir

Customer Reviews

Based on 109 reviews
ML Walker
Wasted my money

Very disappointing product. Out of 4 packs only 1 made Kefir. Worse, I think of all the wasted milk. I'm an experienced cook, making everything from yogurt, to canned food to butter. Followed the recipe exactly. Really eager to have homemade Kefir but this product didn't deliver.

sheila shea

I got the kefir culture powder. It's too costly to continue to use the product. I make the kefir and sour cream from raw milk and cream, a few batches a week. So it's way to costly to use your tiny packs. My friends and I are watching the culture markets to see what is available, and reasonably priced. Concerned citizen that ferments foods.

Susan Burson
Starter kiefer

Really like the powdered kiefer. Works for 7 days, so I have enough to last a few weeks. Then I take a break until I'm ready to make again!

So easy!

Having the starter kits makes it easy to be healthy

Enric Bernal
Long lasting

Two months after buying the kefir starter I’m still doing it with the first pack

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