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.

Kefir Starter Culture Ingredients

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

Kefir Starter Culture Allergen Information

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

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More active probiotics

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Costs significantly less than commercial kefir

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You control the ingredients

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Pro Tip Corner

Direct-set powdered kefir starter culture is a great option for those interested in making kefir without maintaining milk kefir grains.


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Love Love Love

I absolutely Love all of my cultures for health products !!! I even have family buying them too

Good the First Time.

A rookie like me trying to make Kefir the first time you know this stuff has to be good. Very simple directions to follow will make you look good the first time , every time.


My issue was resolved quickly, and with great professionalism.


This was our second time ordering. Our first kefir stater set was a year ago and very pleased with the results. The second order is more of a powder and quite different than before. Followed the directions and noticed some sticking on the bottom. We just made of
our first batch from the new culture tonight and we shall see in two days .

Easy and delicious!

I first used the starter culture a couple of years ago, when we were milking our goat. I had great results with the goat milk, and when we quit milking her, I liked making easy kefir so much, that I continued with organic whole (cow) milk from the store. I quit for a while, and started up again, a couple of months ago. I don't ever recall having a batch not work out. I'd say I have re-cultured 5-7 times from each packet. I typically let it culture for about 36 hours. Probably longer than most people do, but it works for me. I don't remember where I heard or read this, but I add a teaspoon of coconut sugar (and I use almost a 1/2 cup of kefir, rather than 1/4 cup of kefir from the last batch) and then fill the rest of the way in a quart glass jar with milk. I stir well with a wooden spoon, and put a coffee filter on top with a rubberband. About halfway through the culturing, I stir it again.
When first researching kefir, I considered using the grains, but that seemed like a process that would take over my life, and I find the culture powder to be so easy and reliable, that I am sticking with it.
Thanks C.F.H. I appreciate what you guys are doing.