LIVE Active, Heirloom, Organic Milk Kefir Grains with Digital Quick Start Guide & How to Video Included
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Makes 1 ½ cups to start and keeps growing!
Our Milk Kefir Grains are extremely hardy and always fresh. Each order is packed with a little organic milk for their journey to your home. Your Kefir Grains will continue to grow with each new batch.You can use any dairy milk – including Goat!
👋 Welcome to our shop!
We are very passionate about our customers and improving their gut health!
We started our business because our kefir grains healed our twin daughters' severe lactose intolerance and my husband's horrible candida overgrowth. We firmly believe in kefir's ability to heal your gut, and we want all of our customers to experience this change as well! 🥰
Over the years, we have heard the wonderful stories of our customers venturing out and learning more about their bodies, gut health, and restoring their vitality. We feel very humbled that we were able to play such a small role in their great journey. We are grateful that you would consider our little kefir grains as well. 💗
Since your kefir grains are live products, we suggest upgrading to faster shipping at checkout because standard shipping does not come with tracking. 🚀
Why Our Kefir Grains are Great for you! 🥳
✔ Our kefir grains make tasty kefir; just ask our customers!
✔ No Need To Rehydrate; use right away!
✔ Always Live, Active, Organic, and Always Fresh
✔ Free Ebook: The Perfect Homemade Kefir
✔ Free Digital How-To video
✔ You can use any dairy milk – including Goat!
Your Organic Milk Kefir Grains will be extremely hardy and always fresh! 👌
Your Kefir Grains will continue to grow with each new batch. Soon you will be drowning in extra kefir grains. 😭
We want to give you the highest quality grains possible, and that means made with only organic milk. 🥛
Kefir made from fresh milk kefir grains contains 35+ strains of beneficial bacteria! 🎉
Store-bought yogurt can have 5-10 billion bacteria per cup, whereas kefir can have 1.5 trillion! 🎉🎉
That is 150-300x more probiotics per serving. 🎉🎉🎉!
We want all of our customers to have a great experience, and we are always happy to help if you have any questions! 🍁
Our premium quality milk is 100% certified organic—hormone and antibiotic-free.
All orders receive:
Our digital Kefir Garden Quick Start guide to get you up and running in no time!
Our Artisan Kefir Making Course:
|Dimensions||24 × 18 × 3 cm|
Franz Krabel –
Arrived quickly and was well-packaged.
Great service, I received my grains within a few days. Very professional and everything was really well packed. I Just started my first batch and I’m excited to start my kefir journey!
When I received my grains, I put them in milk right away, left them on the counter and was able to have a great fermented milk the next day. The grains were fresh and there were lots of them. Very happy now that I have fresh daily kefir again!
Just got my grains – extremely well packaged and ready to go. Excited to see how they work. I have never ordered online before, since I got my first kefir grains from a friend, but that was awhile ago. They certainly look healthy!
Product arrived quickly and as described with detailed instructions on how to get started. Looking forward to my first batch of kefir.
Katherine Roberts –
The instructions are great, I’m trying it with raw milk and am really hoping it works well. It got to Oklahoma quickly and was packaged well!
S. Y. –
Awesome stuff! 2 batches already a week after receiving it. Very fresh and delicious. So easy to make. First class customer service. Thank you!
Great starter kit with helpful video guides. Looking forward to drinking lots of kefir!
The milk kefir grains arrived in perfect condition within 48 hours. I just put them in some fresh milk, and I am looking forward to my first batch of kefir in the next day or so. The instructions are very clear. Thank you for your excellent customer service.
Sandra George –
Love your product and follow up customer service is excellent
malvi s –
I used to hate kefir but with these grains everything tastes so yummy! Fresh and easy to use. Love the product.
Shelly McLaren –
Very happy, well package ‘live’ grains, arrived quickly. Notably better quality than I was expecting and ‘booklet’ was very helpful. Success!!
Sarah Piché –
Shipping was really fast as it took only 3 days to get to QC. The milk kefir grains were well packaged and were not freeze dried, which is a plus. My specific batch took a long time to be strong enough to ferment a cup of cow’s milk within 24 hours (about 1 week, i.e. 7 batches) but the quality is great now.
Stephen Sobczak –
The grains were well packaged and the shippment arrived in a timely matter. I was very happy with the quality of my first and second batch. I am now making kefir with ease!!!
Z Wood –
I actually got a really good amount of starter! I’ve been using it for less than a week and it has more than doubled. I’m making my first big batch now. Super happy with my purchase, now I have unlimited kefir forever
George S –
I recently purchased the LIVE Active, Heirloom, Organic Milk Kefir Grains, and I couldn’t be happier with my decision. With 196 reviews already attesting to the quality of the product, I felt confident in my choice, and I was not disappointed.
I live in the U.S. Even though it took one week to get here. The kefir grains arrived in excellent condition, and the packaging ensured their freshness and vitality. I was pleasantly surprised to find the digital quick start guide and how-to video included, which made the process of preparing and maintaining my kefir grains hassle-free.
In summary, the LIVE Active, Heirloom, Organic Milk Kefir Grains are an exceptional product, backed by outstanding support and guidance. Don’t hesitate to give them a try – your gut will thank you!
Jennifer malka –
I started with kefir grains few months back but accidentally killed the ones I was gifted from family. I decided to replace them with some from kefir garden because they are relatively local and seem to genuinely care about their product. The grains arrived nicely packaged with clear instructions. I am so happy we have started making kefir at home, it’s easier than I ever expected. With three kids at home I wasn’t sure I wanted something else to feed! But it is so easy. Having my kids participate in the process has also got them interested in consuming it. We have kefir smoothies almost every morning and make kefir cheese (second fermented with garlic) that they absolutely love.
Dora Murley –
My milk kefir grains arrived yesterday at last! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Although it took a long time to get, I still felt so impressed by their company’s warm service. Very nice and patiently plus professional answer my questions, no more ads throw to my email box that I never see this happen before. Not only business but beyond friends.
Dorie George –
I accidentally poured my kefir grains down the drain . Was desperate to replace and missing my kefir. Very impressed with the quick deliver and well packaged grains. The guide was straight forward and helpful.
Jennifer Isnor –
These grains have been a God send for my guts. Truely an amazing product! I am on my second order (only because I screwed it up when we went on vacation). Will definitely order again in the future if needed.
Geraldine Nickerson –
My milk kefir grains arrived today! I am beyond pleased and excited to get start. A wonderful experience from start to finish with Kefir Garden. Wonderful customer service, my question were answered quickly and concisely via email. Ordering my grains was quick and easy online. I was so impressed by the follow up from Evelyn after they received my order. My package arrived quickly. It was very well packaged. Impressive all around. I will be ordering different products from Kefir Garden in the future and have already recommended KG to friends.
After a tremendous amount of help and support from the Kefir Garden team (Evelyn in particular), I was able to successfully start making my own kefir. They sent me multiple batches of grains when my first batch wasn’t producing and Evelyn was in contact with me daily until I no longer needed assistance.
Live grains were potent and immediately active and highly effective (as I had hoped they would be as opposed to starting with dehydrated kefir and wasting a lot of milk). At first glance, I thought it was a small amount of grains but they were beautifuly healthy and hungry as i had nice think kefir 24 hrs later on the first try. Beyond an excellent product, communication, packaging, shipping, detailed instructions and support are/were all two thumbs up. Overall, I highly recommend 👌
Amazing product, always use these kefir grains with goat milk for a perfect probiotic to heal my gut issues. This product has made all the difference in my life and my health. Much love!
Peter Camilleri –
I am really happy with the product, the grains were excellent! Well-organized and professional seller not only for producing healthy kefir but the after-sales are great too; highly recommend
Jennifer Philipp –
Overall, I am happy with my purchase. I ordered these kefir grains to replace some grains that I had neglected. I was surprised to see such a tiny amount in the package, but they have bulked up nicely (doubling in size) in the last week since I received the package and began making milk kefir. My first batches of kefir were less than optimal and didn’t seem to ferment fully but reducing the milk to 1 cup helped me get properly fermented milk kefir. I’m really excited to be making milk kefir again!
The packaging was very good and it arrived more quickly than I expected! It only just arrived and cannot wait to try it out!
Very happy with this product ! Shipping was efficient and the packaging was great. Love that the guides and support continue to be available. Great purchase 🙂
I will start saying that I have been fermenting milk kefir for years, but could not keep up last year due to personal issues and needed to order new grains. The grains shipped fast (2 business days). When I received them, I was a bit shocked at how microscopic the amount was. I would rather pay more to receive a higher amount and would have probably ordered two packets had I known how tiny the shipped amount was. As per instructions, I placed them in 1 and 1/2 cups of milk in warm location. In 24 hours there were only minimal signs of fermentation. For the next batch I reduced the milk to 1/2 cup and it did ferment fully. After that, the grains picked up quickly and are fermenting 1/2L of milk in just a few days. They are very active and multiplying, albeit tiny in diameter. Being so tiny, sometimes it makes it hard to strain from the fermented milk. The kefir is mild flavoured and thick, overall quality is very good.
Everything was great!
It shipped decently fast and arrived undamaged. I can’t wait to try it!
It shipped very fast and was not damaged. Also, the e-book was very helpful and showed exactly what to do. So far it looks amazing, and I can’t wait to try it.
I put the order in, the product was shipped out on the same day. The first batch maybe damage during the shipping. Then I got the new replacement and shipped out again. I don’t know what happened to the Canada Post. It took 10 days to arrived.
I am very appreciate Kefir Garden customer service and patenice to reply all my email. The Quick Start Guide and Videos provide lot of informations.
Lisa Turner –
The videos are the most helpful thing. I couldn’t visualize exactly how I should strain and get the grains until I watched it. Now I got it! Can’t wait to get started and I definitely plan on making the cream cheese!
Sandra George –
Quick service. Excellent product and reasonably priced
Sidra Saleem –
Extremely good with the delivery and overall Im happy as I really needed these grains for my health. Just wish it was a bit more quantity for the price I paid
Dan Taylor –
Can’t wait to try our homemade Kefir!
Kefir looks great, 1st batch is on it’s way! Shipped in 7 days as expected.
James Handyside –
After getting in the home cultured yoghurt game I decided to try kefir. These grains, instructions and email help got us going and happily now making kefir too. Very satisfied! Thanks!
Instructions are easy to follow and we made 2 batches so far.
Excellent packaging and came in a timely matter!
Meadow Keatley –
Great product. Arived so quickly!
Meadow Keatley –
I ordered fresh grains to replace mine after a long move. They arrived so quickly I was amazed. They look wonderful and I am anticipating many many fermented pleasures to be produced
Grains vivants. Fonctionnent très bien!
Tracey kremer –
I have purchased several items from the kefir garden and have never been disappointed. I highly recommend them.
Tracey kremer –
I’ve purchased a few different products from the kefir garden and have never been disappointed. I highly recommend them.
Priscilla Kaczmar –
Quick shipping and very good instructions. The grains are working, and I’m very excited to improve my gut health and my families as well. Thank you Kefirgarden.
Emily Jelliffe –
Well, I finally did it! I made some delicious kefir! My 1st attempt failed because my husband forgot that my kefir was in a jar in the oven and he turned it on, not noticing until the plastic lid began to melt and smoke. I tossed that batch but ordered more and this time my kefir turned out beautiful and I’m already making a third batch since the grains multiplied. Great instructions and very pleased with results so far! Thank You!
Lotti P. –
I ordered milk grains and they came quickly. Comes with a link to download a PDF with detailed instructions. I’m just getting started and excited to hopefully have delicious kefir soon. I feel confident about the support available form this buyer.
Great product and seller! I have enjoyed making kefir milk, sour cream and “cream” cheese with these grains and am thoroughly enjoying the process. I’ve have best results with homo milk and 10% and do small daily batches using the oven light method.
So far they are working well. It took a couple of days to get them going. I think my house was too cold at first. The grains arrived quickly and the download instructions are easy to follow.
Amanda Wilson –
Product arrived quickly, and the step by step guide is fantastic! Feeling very confident with my first batch of kefir. Thank you for the excellent customer service!
Teresa shum –
Product arrived quick and this the first time try to make my own kefir. Excited. Simple and clear instruction. Follow step by step.
Excellent customer services .
Got my grains and they are happily making kefir for more. Currently making some cream cheese kefir. Thank you for the tips and tricks. I will be using the kefir to make cheese from The Art of Natural Cheesemaking.
My milk kefir grains arrived quickly and are making such delicious kefir! I have just made my third batch of kefir and have my first batch of kefir cheese setting in the fridge. Thank you so much for the quick delivery and your excellent customer service.
Carolyn Bridge –
Easy to order and such simple instructions! I can’t wait to try my kefir once it’s done !
chandan sandhu –
best kefir product I have used till now
I am pleasantly surprised in how quick the grains arrived in my mailbox! Thank you for the prompt service and for calming my worries about the delivery time.
I look forward to the effects of the kefir on my gut health!
Perfect…The shipping is really fast. After only 5 days, I drink my first Kefir. I prefer with Maple sirup than Honey.
Parfait…La livraison est tres rapide. Après seulement 5 jours, Je bois mon premier Kefir. Je dois dire que je le prefert avec du sirop d’érable plutot que du miel.
Nadine Marter –
Amazing customer service, Evelyn really supported me, I am a first time Kefir maker and consumer. I can’t believe that my gut issues are starting to really improve after just a couple of weeks. Thank you, I’m so grateful 🙏
I cannot believe that I am now making kefir on my own – of course with the help of the milk kefir grain starter from Kefir Garden. The packages came within a week and then I started my quest to create homemade kefir. I chose A2 milk from a local source in Ontario. It has a bit of cream at the top. I kept the bottle warm through the 24 hours. When I saw the curds and whey forming I put in the fridge for the next 12 hour. The resulting kefir is delicious. I have made to servings already and now I can cut down on store-bought kefir.
I did write Kefir Garden on the bacterial strains that are contained in the grains. They will soon be analyzing this through a University lab. Cannot wait.
Ordered it Couple of months ago and was very happy with the results. Ordered it again a few days ago and I am excited to start making my own kefir once more. It arrived very fast and packaging was amazing.
Be en Foret –
This is the second time I have ordered. After more than a year of working with my original kefir grains, in all sorts of uncontrolled temperature conditions, as I live off grid much of the year, someone, I won’t say who, left my grains in their milk home, exposed in our cabin while we attended a weekend festival. It was unseasonably warm that weekend and the kefir just got too funky…..poor thing….and I had to compost her. But now the cold-time has arrived again, and I am back with a new baby kefir. Very exciting! Also, as others have said here, this company’s customer service is top drawer. Thank you!
Recieved my kefir grains and have started my first batch as per instructions. The instruction booklet is very helpful, with great tips on how to troubleshoot your kefir if it doesn’t show signs of life right away. Just passing the 24 hour mark, and thinking I will need to try the oven light trick. We’ll see how it goes….
Diane Rowen –
The customer service is fantastic. I appreciate a company that puts its customers ahead of profits and this one does!
I purchased these grains in late September. I put off reviewing them until now, because I was hoping to be able to give a better review. Unfortunately, this is just not working out for me. I have followed the instructions to the letter, including using thermometers, moving the kefir to different areas of the house, using different varieties of milk (organic, 2%, etc.) using different sized containers, etc. No matter what I do, I end up with a bitter, watery kefir with disgusting curdled lumps. I reached out for advice and was referred back to the same instructions I’d been following. That said, it does seem the grains are alive so I can’t in good conscience give fewer stars as I did receive what was advertised. It’s always possible I’m just very stupid and can’t make this work. Overall, this has been a very disappointing experience.
This is my first dealing with milk kefir so the start up video is much appreciated and extremely helpful!
Raza Naseer –
1 month in and I am enjoying my kefir journey. The milk kefir grains came quickly, and the quick start guide was super helpful. Looking forward to water kefir grains next!
just received my grains and it was so easy to get started! Can’t wait to see how it looks tomorrow!
Well, it’s been several months now since receiving my kefir milk grains. I made some mistakes at first, re-read the ‘how to guide’….. and started again….. and again. But now I’m pretty good at making milk kefir. I start my day with cereal with some fruit on it and milk kefir. Gotta say…. all is good! I know my stomach like’s it. Happy camper 🙂
Kirsten R. –
Oh wow! I really did not think that I would ever be the sort of person interested in, and capable of, making kefir! But I jumped in and ordered the grains, and have been successfully and enthusiastically making amazing kefir for about a week now! I don’t know if it’s possible, but I have felt so much better since I started making and drinking kefir. I didn’t realize it is recommended to take it slowly when starting, so I’ve been having 1-2 cups a day, and have had no ill effects – in fact, I’m feeling better emotionally and physically than I have for years! I’m looking forward to developing my kefir making skills, and am excitedly waiting for my little grains to grow! :). I highly recommend Kefirgarden! And when my friends and family stop laughing at me enough to realize that I’m serious, I’m sure they will be interested to try it, too! 😉 A+++
Grains arrived alive. Excited to start my journey!
Jeremy Berg –
Fast delivery can’t wait to get started.
Awesome services she was kind enough to re- send me a new batch when my first kefir failed. Absolutely reccommend her !!!
Grains arrived in excellent condition with nice packaging. Fast Delivery. Great product. Thank you!
Kris Nada –
Grains arrived in good health. Proper packaging. Shipping was on time. Good product and a good company!
It was taking a little while for my grains to come so i contacted customer service and they where very helpful in making sure i got my shipment. I am excited to see the benefits for my family.
Great company. I received my grains and in 2 days I had kefir. I’m so
Happy. I couldn’t be more pleased with the service I have gotten.
Sargon AA –
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Short version: 1- Great product!
2- Awesome support team, with prompt respond!
3- Unbelievable results!
4- A very happy customer!
Longer version: Professional packaging, 1st time kefir maker here, rinsed them a couple of times with fresh milk, and then followed the guide, 24 hours later got my 1st batch of kefir. Very happy with it. I couldn’t believe my runny nose stopped after 2 days of slow starting (2 tbsp/day). My runny nose started a week after cov19vax and have had it every single day ever since for months! Very annoying! Thinking it’s a fluke, I didn’t have kefir for 2 days and boom, runny nose again! Tried this twice, same results. Now I know my body is benefiting in other ways I haven’t noticed yet.
After making kefir every day for a couple of weeks and more than doubling the grains, I thought I had killed the grains by keeping them in the jar in the fridge with the same milk for about a week. So I contacted Evelyn and got my questions answered promptly! Back on track again and I’m a very happy customer 🙂
Thank you Evelyn and the Kefir Garden team!
You people, your product, the support you provide are simply awesome and nothing less than awesome!
Will recommend to everyone I know!
Jenn Rasmussen –
I finished my first batch today! What an easy process! The instructions are very easy to follow! I can’t wait to use homemade kefir in so many recipes! Thank you!!
Julia F. –
Arrived quickly in excellent packaging, now I am waiting on my first batch. Thanks for the e-book instruction and videos, very useful 👍
Seyed Amir –
Fantastic kefir grains! And it really works. Day by day I started to see more grains and the overall outcome is amazing. Also I got the package very soon, I was expecting to receive it in a week but arrived in 3 days. Thanksss
I am a first time kefir maker. It was an adventure for me. The kefir grains grew slowly in the first week. Then it multiplied quite quickly. I was able to successfully brew great kefir. My stomach is a lot more settled. Thanks to Andy who guided me through step by step and answered all my questions. This is the best customer service I have ever had. Thumb up!
LaRene Mason –
I received my dairy kefir grains in less than two weeks and they looked like a few curds of cottage cheese when I first opened them. But, I put them into some fresh milk and they made kefir. Then, after the first few batches of kefir were made, I was able to tell that the grains were growing and multiplying. Needless to say, I am very pleased with my purchase. Thank you!
A quick note I would like to add to my 1st review. As a newby to kefir milk making, I made a few “Ooups” but with the fantastic support of Kefirgarden and their patience to answer back quickly my e-mails, I have seen my milk kefir grains multiply and grow bigger in no time.
It is sooo satisfying to make a “fast and easy” delicious creamy Kefir at home. I am a truly satisfied customer for the service and quality of the grains and I will not hesitate to recommend their products to family and friends!
Victor B. –
I’ve just received my order of milk kefir grains. This is an awesome Kefir starter kit! The instructions and video are very helpful. A very nicely and professionally packaged product, very good communication and service. I haven’t seen my grains grow yet, but it’s very early on still. I’m pretty confident they will grow fast and they are of high quality.
Stephen Suddes –
Your Kefir grains are doing very well here on the west coast! Ordered on May 15th — seamless and painless delivery through Canada Post. Started first batch around May 22 and have yet to make one bad batch. Now, experimenting with secondary fermentation trying to find out which fruits appeal the most. Still experimenting with quantities and ratios. Those little grains just keep on going. Two days ago, I had 146g of grains and today have a tidy little bundle weighing in at 218g! Already, I am starting to give them away and looking at other byproducts (cream cheese anyone?). Thanks Kefir Garden! A great product!
I started making kefir three months ago from a previous seller with dehydrated grains. It did not work out, the grains disappeared over time and they never grew. Did some research online and bought live grains from Kefir Garden. Its been three weeks since I received the grains and they are growing like wild fire 🙂 and the kefir tastes amazing! Thank you Evelyn for such quality grains!
Reeda Awan –
Awesome Kefir grains, super helpful quick start guide and the kefir tastes great.
Bravo Kefir garden for your “Excellent customer service” and consideration to answer back promptly to all my questions! Les vidéos sur votre site internet sont bien faits, très instructifs et nous mettent en confiance.
My milk Kefir grains arrived in Quebec within a few days in quality packages and no shipping cost.
I am excited to start my 1st batch and I know that Kefirgarden won’t let me down if I have issues with my grains!….Ils ont la recette gagnante!!! :))
Jacqueline L –
Was able to buy the grains in Canada with no shipping cost which is bonus.
Received the grains in nice packages all sealed and ready to be used, that’s a bonus also. Grains where alive and well.
Excellent customer service and quality. I made goat milk kefir with the grains and after the first batch they really fluffed up. I’m so happy to have found Kefir Garden as nobody in my hometown sells them. Excited about bettering my gut health!
Ken Pro –
I followed the instruction manual and the kefir was great even through the room temperature was 81 degrees the whole week.
alfred henvey –
first time trying to make kefir went great thanks to kefir gardens site all information needed is there
Thanks Kefir Garden. I like the package and quality of the product is very nice.
Stephen Suddes –
Very prompt and painless — delivery to BC by mail in only four days. Package and instructions clear and easy to follow. Looking forward to my first batch of Kefir.
Mike M –
Kefirgarden has been a great experience from purchase, to learning how to make kefir.
My milk kefir grains were delivered when they said it would be, and have helped me by way of email to answer my questions and help me learn how to make kefir.
I just might try water kefir grains in the near future.
Neil Canuel –
Thanks Kefir Garden, I’ve been looking to restart for a while and it’s been a struggle to get quality grains. So far I’m happy with what you’ve sent and the Beverage tastes great. I’m also happy with some of the ideas you’ve posted online (the cream cheese idea is next for me).
Deanna Hines –
I’ve made milk kefir on and off for about 8 years now, and have experienced a big range of quality and flavor of kefir over those years.
These grains make the best kefir I’ve ever tried.
When my old grains had an unfortunate demise (being accidentally washed down the sink) I became a repeat customer and have just stopped looking to see if I can find better somewhere else. I know I won’t.
First time around I was having some trouble with flavor, but honestly it just came down to me not following directions right out of the gate and not letting my new babies acclimatize to how I was used to making kefir.
Evelyn helped me trouble shoot right away and was just fantastic through the whole process. Thank you!
Alisa Ogger –
I am extremely happy with the milk kefir grains I received from Kefir Garden. I received my package quickly and it contained the perfect amount of grains to start the first batch. I just made a couple smoothies out of the 3rd batch and it is so delicious! They send you everything you need, just follow the instructions!
Great product and service! For me when straining out the kefir grains after brewing I found it worked well to shake the strainer side to side to separate the brewed kefir from the remaining grains instead of stirring w/a spoon. I love my new probiotic and it’s so easy and inexpensive to brew at home!
Kefir Garden has been a wonderful company to buy from. I was having issues with my kefir as my home is so cold. They went above and beyond to help me figure out how to get it to work.
I have been making kefir for a couple week now, and i can already notice an improvement in my difference health and also my mood. The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because I am still experimenting to get the kefir to thicken properly, and am not having as good success with goats milk, which is my diary of choice.
overall very happy.
Actual live kefir (not dehydrated) was able to make my first batch right away …More than tripled the size of my kefir grains in just a couple weeks (using full fat milk)… amazing been using in smoothies in place of yogurt as probiotic… so delicious 😋
L. Hernandez –
Hello, I order milf kefir around Jan-07-2022, received them quite quickly,and well packed. Left them in the fridge a few days, before actually started cultivating them. Once I started, they grew fast, when I got them they were about the tip of a teaspoon, by now Feb-22, I have about 4 spoonfuls, amazing! I will send a question regarding it, because it’s usually only me having it, how do I stop them from growing, lol. I highly recommend anyone, who’s looking to make their own kefir, to consider Kefir Garden as a good option, thanks.
Tracy Elizabeth Moorhouse –
I recently ordered milk kefir grains from KefirGarden. The grains arrived promptly, and looked healthy. They came with a link to excellent instructions……. I may have skipped the reading instructions part 🙂 . My first few attempts flopped. I emailed Evelyn for support. With a bit of back and forth, patient and and friendly advice, I am now making beautiful kefir. Thank you!!
Kefir garden is the best source of natural kefir grains. They support you throughout the process and provide you with instructions that guarantee your success (if you follow their simple steps). I highly recommend their grains. Thank you for being awesome!
Amazing Product. Good quality kefir
Hollie Drake –
I am very happy with my kefir grains. I have found these kefir garden grains to be very resilient. Because we didn’t upgrade the shipping, it took almost 3 weeks to arrive. Then I placed them into my oven with the oven light on and the jar reached a temp of 40! That probably should have cooked them. I was afraid they were ruined because my next couple batches tasted like sour cream mixed with vinegar. So after a couple batches like that I started to do some research and realized back in the day before fridges. The milk would have been warm out of the cow and covered with a cloth rather than a metal lid. I decided I would start placing my grains into room temp milk and using a Muslim cloth to cover my jar instead of the screw on lid. I also started using a felt wool jar cover to help keep the chill off my glass jar. My kefir has been good since and my kefir grains have actually started to multiply. I am so happy with my purchase from Kefir Garden. Evelyn you have been so patient, concerned and helpful. I thank you so much for being so fantastic at customer service. I highly recommend Kefir Garden grains.
Cindy R –
I was super excited to make the Kefir using Water Buffalo milk. It turned out wonderfully and make a new batch every few days. I am even doing the second stage fermentation with some of the batches. The customer service has been outstanding and I reached out to purchase now the water kefir grains. They have just arrived and I am excited about trying this next.
Justin MacCurdy –
I have been on a long journey to health since my diagnosis with an MS label a couple years back. My journey has finally introduced me to healthy probiotic and fermented foods such as sauerkraut and the much beloved, kefir. Being someone who likes to educate himself on food items before purchasing I watched several videos on making and buying kefir. In the end, the price point and the availability through amazon won me over to kefir garden. I started my first batch tonight. Living in the maritime provinces of Canada late Fall feels like Winter to most so i’ve set it on the hearth beside the fireplace to help and activate the grains. With my own sauerkraut already made and kefir now in production, i’m looking forward to drinking this delicious homemade drink. The package arrived in a timely fashion with a kind note on the insert and professional packaging. When you can’t buy or find a product such as this locally, I am very pleased with the product I have received. Now to get my drinkage on!
William McEvoy –
I was a little nervous about getting this packet through the mail (via Amazon) but there was no problem at all. I read the simple instructions, put the jar in a warm spot in my office, and waited. I was very surprised how simple it was. I made 3 cups on my first batch (that was the size of only jar I could find) so I waited a little bit longer than 24 hours. What came out was very interesting. It all separated nicely using a steel collander. I put the kefir grains back in the bottle and filled it again. I took the kefir, added strawberries and a bit of maple syrup. Put in a blender and had a GREAT smoothie. It got even better 12 hours the fridge. I highly recommend Kefir Garden. The hand written note was VERY much appreciated.
Darryl and Lola Petersen –
We ordered the milk kefir grains to take with us from Canada to Mexico. Our order arrived in good time, well packaged. We did have questions before leaving and found these lovely people to be very helpful and friendly. Upon arrival in Mexico we followed the instructions that came with it and in a couple of days we had copious amounts of new grains and some very mild and pleasant tasting kefir. We are thoroughly enjoying this kefir and will most definitely be making this our regular plan for travel. It’s easy to make, easy to transport and tasty! A win win. Thank you!
Paula Burchart –
I bought the milk and water kefir grains from Kefir Garden because it was a Canadian small business. The results have been stunning! The quality of grains are superior to any ones that I have purchased before from other companies. My milk kefir is off the charts in appearance and taste. Blended with ice and frozen organic strawberries , it is a rival for any high priced beverage at any specialty store.
Tatiana T. –
I received my order promptly. After the first try my kefir wasn’t ready in 24 hrs, as my home t now is nowhere near 24 degrees. So, I decreased the amount of milk and in the next 12 hrs I had my kefir. It’s still small amount, but the grains are growing, very visible. E-book is very helpful and very well written.
I ordered the Kfir grain and got them within 4 days. I followed the instruction on the video and got great Kefir first time .
Very happy with this purchase. Most important support our local producers.
Ezria Jordan –
Awesome milk kefir grains ! Well packaged, received in less than a week when sent from Ontario to BC. Looked like a tsp of tapioca pudding when received but within 2 weeks I was making 3 quarts of creamy, thick and tasty kefir. I followed the instructions as set out on their excellent online video and study guide. When I had a question they responded within a few hours. Would highly recommend them.
Theresa M. –
Great product very kind service- definitely recommend
Dr. M –
This is amazing! The first time I tried it and it turned out perfect!
Liqun P. –
The kefir grains was received on January 2nd and it took too long. Other than that, everything is okay. The seller provided very complete information, thank you very much. Hope I can succeed with the product.
Tammy S. –
Quick service and delivery
Miles G. –
Very nice product, acted as expected, prompt shipping and delightful packaging. A plus!
Karen W. –
I received the product very quickly,great service. Kefir is very good.
My parcel went astray and the seller was courteous and sent a replacement right away. Great service! They’ll have a customer for life!
I was worried the package took more than a week to arrive and temperatures in Canada are unforgiving. It was -10C the night it arrived. I left it on the counter to ‘defrost’, next morning I opened and was a bit disappointed by the tiny amount in the pocket. Followed the instructions left in the oven with light on 24H. Perfect Kefir. My only problem was the slight acidity but I am working on it 🙂 In a week I made three runs and each time it was perfect and more consistent it seems. Note: Videos are very well made and I recommend watching them and following them even if used to make kefir or yoghourt from ferment like myself. 👨🍳
Wanda K –
The hand written card was a nice touch.
I made my own kefir once every other day. Both me and my dog love it
The product is exactly as the picture. Perfect amount for two people, we love it!
Fast shipment. Good results despite a pretty small amount of blob shipped but kiking and alive! Highly recommend. Thanks +
Kelly S. –
One of the best kefir grains I have ever cultured! In a matter of weeks the grains have doubled in size. I definitely recommend this product!
Julie S. –
These grains are wonderful. I have made 4 batches, 1 batch each day, since I have received the grains and each batch turned out great. I would recommend them.
MaryBeth V. –
Kefir grains are a must these days in our quest for probiotics. This company provides all you need to get started and I am delighted. One thing I already had was a plastic jar lid which really should be used instead of metal. Everything else was right there to start my next jar.
The product arrived before the scheduled date, the sellers responded to my ever question and there were many. Now I’ll brew my first batch and see the results
I ordered this product for my Mom and so far it is exactly what we need. The grain is producing and growing as we had hoped. Thank you.
Excellent organic kefir grains.
The grains arrived quickly and were nicely packaged in small baggies in a padded envelope. Everything was very neat and professional looking, which made me feel comfortable using the product. Instructions were easy to follow. I contacted the seller with questions about a certain brand of milk and the cool temperature in our house and they got back to me right away and were friendly and helpful.
My first batch of kefir (in a 66°F house) took a little over 24 hours and was delicious! My grains are multiplying very quickly, so I have to remove some of them every few days to keep the process slow and batches small, otherwise I end up with more kefir than I can use.
I suggest you do some research on making kefir. The information that comes with the grains will definitely give good results, but experimenting a little might lead to a method that works better for you and help you realize that it’s a pretty forgiving process, and can be done in several ways. For a different taste and texture, I have started doing a second fermentation (straining out the grains and leaving the kefir in a sealed jar at room temperature for 24 hours) before refrigerating it. It’s delicious at room temperature, cold, used in overnight oatmeal, made into frozen cubes for using in smoothies, replacing buttermilk in recipes… The possibilities are endless!
I have frozen some grains in case something happens to mine, but I definitely would not hesitate to buy them from Kefir Garden again if needed, and I highly recommend them.
Bill P. –
This sat in my mailbox for a few days; didn’t matter. It worked well with the oven method.
A few batches later, there were so many grains, I made chip dip! Not the best, but I scraped the bottom of the bowl clean. I am going to try a dill weed recipe next time.
There is a learning curve. I like to put a little coffee cream in the batch. And now that I am not so suspicious about what I am drinking, I down it the way I downed milk as a kid. You get a very satisfying burp, and it is like velvet in your stomach.
Once you have this stater batch, you can grow all the grains you want, and store back ups in little dope bags in your freezer.
The instructions are first rate, a little art, a little science. They seem like the kind of people you would like to have over for a dinner party.
Great product, though fewer kefir grains than what I’d received when I’d ordered from another organic kefir seller. All in all, nicely and securely packaged active organic kefir grains. I would reorder.
Your kefir grains are excellent! They were active right away and are vigorous growers. I’ve had to split them already! They make the nicest kefir. And great service. Highly recommend!
Product arrived fast. These grains are fantastic! Thank you.
Excellent product and fast shipping, thank you
After few days of changing milk and following the procedure, it did not work. Milk did not turn into kefir but went bubbly. I ended up throwing this out!!!
Everything was great, plus, they grew and doubled in less than a week.
They arrived early and hungry. I fed them 1 cup of milk as soon as I got them and in 18 hours I already got kefir milk. I’m very pleased with these as I thought it would take longer as there was barely a teaspoon of grains. They did the job well. I’m keeping this seller on my list. Great product
Kefir grains arrived quickly and lively– now I have fresh kefir daily
Laurie M. –
Arrived quickly & was packaged with love. I’m back in the kefir making process. I love my daily smoothie.
Arrived quickly & was packaged with love. I’m back in the kefir making process. I love my daily smoothie.
Alexandra L. –
I received them over a week after they shipped and I was worried if they would still be alive. I’ve had kefir grains in the past and honestly when I got these, I wasn’t even sure there were any (I couldn’t see them!) I decided to trust that they were there and put them in fresh milk. After 3-4 days of changing the milk, I could finally see them!!! Despite still being small, I was already able to make about half a cup of kefir a day!
Very happy with my purchase despite not really being able to see them when I received them. I’m not sure if this is the right terminology but these are the strongest and fastest kefir producing grains I’ve ever had!
David B. –
Everything came as promised. Awesome service/product!
Lammien R –
first time making kefir milk. a bit of a learning curve but persisted with the process and now pleased with the outcome of successfully making kefir
Michael S. –
Great product, website explains everything, and I got a hand written note by the owner saying best of luck and thank you for my purchase. Very appreciative.
They are very active and I enjoy the results.
Jeremy F. –
These grains are growing like crazy and making me a ton of kefir. ’nuff said!
Mrs. Lisa W. –
Excellent instructions! Made a successful first batch.
Marion D. F. –
Arrived quickly and were in good shape. I’ve been making excellent milk kefir for a while with them and the grains are multiplying well.
I couldn’t wait to receive my kefir grains. I received them one day earlier than expected. Now I am waiting on my first batch. I would like to point out, no where in the description does it state how much you will receive in one package. I received about one teaspoon of grains. I would have bought another if I had known, as I love kefir and I was planning to make a litre at a time.
UPDATE: The grains are really growing fast and producing great kefir! I am enjoying the kefir and sharing it with others too. I’m so glad I chose to get the live kefir as it didn’t take long for the first batch.
The grains worked perfectly fine and within 5 days my grains have multiplied 3x. I suggest using organic milk of good quality for the best result. I love my kefir milk. Thanks.
Anca G. –
Tbh healthiest grain I ever had, now its triple the size of grain from I bought
Christian H. –
Real stuff and great support.
Christian H. –
Real stuff and great support.
The grains are amazing. They arrived yesterday in my mailbox and I started them right away with organic homo milk. When I was done my 12 hour shift the kefir was perfect and the best I’ve ever tasted. The grains make beautiful creamy thick kefir. Thank you
April M. –
Tannis H. –
excellent quality, friendly service.
Debra A. –
The kefir grains were due between the 15th and 22nd, and arrived today, the 18th of July. I’ve started them in 1-1/2 cups of goat milk, and will add to the review as the kefir is successful. The information that came with the order is very useful, as is the ability to communicate with Evelyn at Kefir Garden. I’m sure the production of kefir will earn the 5* rating. Everything seems good, so far.
Addition 22 July 2019: Today was my fourth batch and it is perfect. I found that a temperature of about 72 degrees F produced exactly what I want. Thick, creamy and bubbly. I switched to 3.25% cow’s milk. The goat milk from the store just isn’t fresh, and I can’t have a goat in town. If I could, I’d give Kefir Garden and their service a solid 10 stars!
Jin W. K. –
They are the healthiest grain I ever seen. You would be able to produce kefir fully with in 3~4 cycle for sure.
Lyse B. –
Been making Milk kefir every couple days. I like a second ferment where I add berries to it. Really tasty with my cereal, or on it’s own. I do struggle a bit separating the grains after a couple days. I’m sure I’ve ingested some here and there lol. Still move value than the powder, to me anyway, I like seeing what I’m fermenting
This product is amazing. It came in a small ziplock, and I was a bit worried at first because it sat in my mailbox all day in 30+ degree temps. I followed the instructions and added the contents to a mason jar with 1 1/2 cups of 2% milk and put it on my counter and less than 12 hrs later I had perfect kefir that looked exactly like the photos in the guidebook you get with the purchase. I am so impressed. Thank you 🙂
Did not work at all
Kefir Garden –
We are sorry to hear things didn’t work out. When starting out making kefir at home there is a number of things that could affect fermentation. We want all of our customers to get the full benefits of homemade kefir. We didn’t have anyone to help us when we started out and we don’t want you to feel that way either. We welcome you to give it another try. Please contact us so we can help you get things just right!
Evelyn, Kefir Garden
Lisa S. –
Great product and fantastic prompt service!
Jeremy S. –
I named my Kefir culture Bernard. Wonderful product. I appreciated the hand written note that came along with the starter culture.
It taste good plain and especially awesome in smoothies.
Rosita J. B. –
Excellent product and customer service, very helpful! A+++
Being a newbie, wasn’t sure it would work but I have great tasting Kefir.
Super kéfir! Il faut seulement être patient pour qu’il s’habitue à notre lait. Après 3 ou 4 séances, le kéfir est épais et savoureux!
Looking forward to trying it out. Took a break from making kefir for a while needed a new batch to get started. Hoping it works out well.
Marta O. –
Quick shipping by seller. Item arrived quickly. Looking forward to trying it out. Took a break from making kefir for a while needed a new batch to get started. Hoping it works out well.
Great customer service and product as described.
Rosalin S. –
Outstanding customer service! Prompt and helpful.
Carolyn S. –
I was worried when my kefir grains had not arrived by MARCH 22! Contacted Kefir Garden and was ASSURED of a new shipment free of charge if they did not arrive in a couple more days. They came and were perfectly fine. Blown away by the quality and how much kefir they make! Highly recommend Kefir Garden! Wonderful customer service and product!
Alice B. –
I will definitely be ordering these again. Due to some unavoidable delay, I did not get the grains into my organic milk until yesterday (a full 2 weeks after delivery), fully expecting them to, at least, be slow to ferment. To my surprise, my kefir was ready to drink this morning. The second batch is already on the go.
I cannot recommend this supplier strongly enough. Many thanks
Joe G. –
Kefir grains are not growing it remain always like curds
Eric K. –
Many thanks for your help in completing my order!… I sure appreciate your very prompt remedy to the delayed arrival of my order!
Unfortunately it didn’t work for me. Good packaging but it took 5 days to get it. It didn’t smell well. Still I followed the process without any success.
Kefir Garden –
We are sorry that this happened. From the description that you gave it sounds like your kefir overfermented. There are different remedies to control the temperature so that this doesn’t happen. We would like for you to give us another chance and allow us to send you a new package free of charge.
If you decide to follow up with us, you can reach us on our website or by contacting us through Amazon. We hope to hear from you soon!
Evelyn, Kefir Garden
Suzana M. –
Product works! I have lots of kefir now! The grains started making kefir within a few days!
Lia V. –
Excellent company. There were some issues with delivery, but those were not the fault of this supplier, rather that of Canada Post. The seller went above and beyond to re-send my grains and ensure they arrived, excellent customer service! I have delicious kefir every morning now, very pleased!
My kefir grains grew at least 3x more in less than a month. Thanks to Evelyn in answering all my questions.
Received, and was wanted and expected.
Pablo M. –
Excellent customer service and great product!
Lydia L. –
A loved one ordered this for me as a way to get my kefir fresh and cheap than buying from store. I am really impressed with how quickly the grains went to work. I was worried that would become damaged from the shipping, but I just drank my first batch of kefir using the grains. The grains look alive and healthy. Thank you!
I really enjoyed store bought milk kefir and thought “Why not try making my own?”. I ordered these grains and emailed the seller (Evelyn) for some information about starting my initial batch. I followed her advice and in the month since receiving the grains I have gone from culturing 375ml of kefir every 24 hours, to 2 liters every 24 hours.
I wish I had taken a picture of the grains I received so I could compare them to the grains I have today. What started out as probably less than a tablespoon is well over a 1/4 cup. At this point, the kefir production has ramped up so substantially that I may have to leave the kefir in the fridge to culture for a time just to slow it down.
The kefir tastes great and I’m kind of addicted to it at this point.
If you order these grains, and you should, please reach out to Evelyn if you have any questions. She was thoroughly helpful and responded quickly.
Janice F. –
Item arrived later than expected, but seller assured me the grains would be fine and so far so good. Making Kefir :).
Brian E. –
Arrived on time and as described. Have been making kefir since the day it arrived to great success. The videos helped when I made cheese and needed to separate my grains from the curds. great product
Sarah K. –
Highly recommended. Very happy with my grains. I’ve made several small batches in my pretty cold kitchen, and they are Growing! I’m so happy I went with Kefir Garden. Thank you so much! This will greatly benefit my family.
Dianna W. –
With the help from Evelyn, I am able to make a new batch of kefir everyday in a colder room temperature. The kefir grains have already grew in a week. I would highly recommend purchasing from Kefir Garden.
Nicole N. –
Works great! Been growing like crazy since January. Works as it says. I like fermenting for 36 hours so it’s thicker. Grains have already doubled in size.
very happy with my purchase
Joshua Lee –
Grains activated quickly and customer service with Evelyn was outstanding. She answered all my e-mails and questions, until my grains were activated, grew, and was successfully making kefir. Would recommend these grains and this company to anyone.
These arrived quickly and after 24 hours were so lively I had to increase the milk from 1-2 cups for the tsp to tbs of kefir grains I received, to 4 cup batches, just so it doesn’t over-ferment and separate! The grains are growing slowly but steadily. I really appreciated the ebook and video link that came with the grains. They simplified the learning process dramatically.
Peter B. –
Got them quick and making kefir every day now.
Grace R. –
Promptly replied with comprehensive answers to my questions. Kefir grains shipped the day after ordering and arrived safely and on time. Thanks!
Shipping was fast and the grains are as described. I am very pleased and happy with these grains that grew from the size of a teaspoon to filling almost a half jar in just 2 months. Thank you
Janet K –
Good quality grains. Mine have already doubled (or more) in a few weeks of using them. Nice tasting kefir.
The quantity of grains is inadequate and too little for cultivating. Might not grow.
Kefir Garden –
We hope that everything went well with your kefir. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us!
Evelyn, Kefir Garden
Christophe A. –
Good product, fast shipping and good communication with seller. Thanks !
Jay K. –
I was surprised when I got this starter as the starter I had before was small pearly type balls, this is nothing like that…more like irregular clumps. But it works, that the main thing as at a cost of WAY cheaper than store bought kefir.
I make it regularly…it is so simple!
Patty H. –
Excellent product…wonderful and helpful people who sold the product! Everything came and was exactly as described and I am LOVING my homemade kefir thanks to their grains!
Mourad S, –
Amazing kefir grains. Received about the size of a teaspoon and after a month, they quadrupled in size. They make a great kefir and the best dairy milk to use is the organic unpasteurized whole milk. Thank you Kefir garden
Kerri P. –
Took a lot longer than expected but was alive and well. On my second batch of kefir
Kefir Garden –
Sorry about the delays. Canada Post had a backlog and it was completely outside of our control. We are glad everything worked out well in the end!
Raina M. –
Very happy with my grains. We have been enjoying fresh kefir daily. Customer service is outstanding. Highly recommend purchasing from this company.
Very happy with it, makes a healthy and great drink.
Elizabeth L. –
Very happy with my purchase, would recommend it, it is easy and delicious.