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Real Foodie Gift Giving Guide


Looking for something different for a gift? Whether it's for the holidays, a birthday, or some other special occasion, cultured foods, supplies, and starters are truly a gift that gives on giving. 

Real Foodie Gift Giving Guide              


Gifts for Kids

  Starter cultures and supplies are great for kids! Showing kids how to ferment is a sure way
  to get them interested in consuming fermented foods and beverages.


  Cultured Sodas 

Water Kefir Starter KitFlip-Top Bottles

A Water Kefir Starter Kit and a few Flip-Top Bottles make a great gift combination. Make cultured sodas flavored with your favorite fruit or juice. Bottle the flavored water kefir, for a delicious, cultured soda kids and adults will love!

  Homemade Yogurt

Yogurt StarterBasic Thermometer

Making yogurt at home is lots of fun and much more economical than purchasing it at the grocery store. Kids will enjoy a mild-flavored yogurt, such as our Viili Yogurt Starter, or choose another variety from our selection of Yogurt Starters

  Homemade Cheese

Mozzarella and Ricotta Cheesemaking KitFresh Cheese Making Kit

Homemade Cheese is delicious, and it's a project the whole family can enjoy. Kids love stretching curds for Mozzarella or adding their own flavorings to Fresh Cheeses. A complete Home Cheesemaking Kit has everything you need to get started. Just add milk!


Gifts for Beginners (Under $30)

  Introduce a friend or loved one to cultured foods for the holidays. These basic ingredients and equipment
  can help anyone get started on the road to home culturing!

  Beginner Variety Pack

  Kefir Starter Culture  

For the true beginner, basic cultures that require no maintenance are a wonderful introduction to fermenting. Try a variety of single-use cultures, which store in the freezer long-term, to take the fear out of culturing for anyone.

 Homemade Yogurt

Yogurt Starter Basic ThermometerOrganic Cotton Bag Cooking with Yogurt

Yogurt is a simple culture for beginners, and it's quite versatile.

 Homemade Milk Kefir

Milk Kefir Starter Kit       Organic Cotton BagPlastic Lids for Wide-Mouth Jars

Commercial Milk Kefir is a popular and delicious beverage, but making milk kefir at home using heirloom milk kefir grains is even better!

  Homemade Water Kefir

Water Kefir Starter Kit Flip-Top Bottles

Water Kefir is a good introductory culture. It is a bit sweet, mild, and amazingly versatile. Add fruit or juice and bottle in a Grolsch-style Flip-top Bottle for a fizzy cultured soda. Our Water Kefir Starter Kit contains just what the beginner needs.

  Home-brewed Kombucha

Kombucha Tea Starter Kit Flip-Top Bottles

For the kombucha-lover in your life, this Kombucha Tea Starter Kit will be a big hit. Save money on commercial kombucha while introducing a fun new hobby. Flip-top Bottles allow you to make a fizzy, flavored kombucha.

  Fresh Sourdough Bread

Sourdough Starters       Baking with Sourdough Wood Handle Dough Scraper

Even an experienced baker can find new challenges when beginning with sourdough.


Gifts for Skilled Fermenters (Under $75)

  For the experienced fermenter in your life. What better way to make someone happy than to help them
  fill up their kitchen with more cultures and supplies?

 Greek-Style Yogurt

Greek Yogurt Starter   Greek Yogurt MakerThe Home Creamery

Make thick, creamy Greek-style yogurt at home for a fraction of the cost of commercial brands.

  Home Cheesemaking

Mozzarella and Ricotta Cheesemaking Kit    Cheesemaking Books

Making cheese at home is a rewarding experience. Choose from our many Cheese Starter Kits and Cheesemaking Books.

  Homemade Sauerkraut

Fermented Vegetable Master     Cabbage Crusher

Making Sauerkraut and Pickled Vegetables at Home

Homemade sauerkraut can be simple when the right tools are available.



Deluxe Gift Ideas (Over $75)

  Extra-special gift ideas for that special person who makes cultured food a major part of menu planning.  

  Folding Proofer

Folding Proofer Folding Proofer

The Folding Proofer is a multi-purpose appliance for rising bread, making yogurt, melting chocolate, and more. The broad temperature range works for a variety of culturing and other kitchen projects. When not in use, it folds up nicely for storage.

  Cheese Press

Deluxe Cheese Press

For the serious home cheesemaker, the Deluxe Cheese Press is a necessary tool for making hard cheeses.

Gifts for Vegan, Paleo, or Gluten-free Diets

  Cultured foods can be enjoyed by everyone, no matter what eating choices they make.

  Homemade Non-dairy
  Yogurt and Cheese
 Vegan Yogurt Starter      Pomona's Universal Pectin

 Yogurt Makers  Artisan Vegan Cheese Book

Making yogurt and cheese from alternative milks can be simple with the right tools and ingredients.

    • Our Vegan Yogurt Starter works with a variety of milks: coconut, almond, soy, rice, hemp, and more.
    • A thickener such as Pomona's Pectin ensures thick spoonable yogurt every time.
    • Making non-dairy yogurt requires a heat source. Choose from one of our convenient Yogurt Makers.
    • Learn to make vegan cheeses and other dairy substitutes with this great book Artisan Vegan Cheese

  Gluten-free Sourdough

Brown Rice Sourdough Starter         The Art of Gluten-free Sourdough Baking  Water Kefir Grains

Eating gluten-free doesn't have to mean giving up delicious homemade sourdough bread. 

  Homemade Tofu and
  Cultured Soy

Tempeh Starter  Mitoku Traditional Natto Spores  Tofu Making Supplies

Cultured soy is a delicious additon to any meal.

 Paleo Cultured Vegetables

Fermented Vegetable Master   Fermented: A Four Seasons Approach to Paleo Probiotic Foods

Fermented Vegetables fit well in a Paleo lifestyle. 



Gift Cards

Not sure what to get that special someone? We also offer gift cards in amounts from $10 to $1000. Gift cards are sent via email for fast delivery.


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