Culinary

In our culinary section you will find culinary herbs, local honey and spice & herb blends with sea salt. This is also the place to get your yoghurt starters, kefir grains and fermentation equipment. Our sourdough starter and basic artisan sourdough tools along with our guide are also found here.

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Sourdough Bread Baking Workshop

Price $110.00
Availability: 5 In Stock

Learn how to make artisan sourdough bread successfully at home.

Date: 1st August 2021

Time: 10am - 2:30pm

We started our sourdough bread baking journey 13 years ago and now bake a large variety of breads and sweet treats for our family and friends.

You will walk away with a recipe booklet and a free sourdough starter.

DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Kit

Price $25.00
Availability: 38 In Stock
We have put together this kit for anyone wanting to make their own apple cider vinegar.

Apple cider vinegar is easy and satisfying to make at home and the health benefits are numerous.

A lot of cider vinegar in the supermarkets are pasteurised and filtered. This removed the microbiome of the vinegar and you won't get the maximum health benefits from it.

Water Kefir Kit

Price $45.00
Availability: 46 In Stock

We have put together this kit for anyone wanting in making delicious water kefir at home.

The KoruKai Herb Farm "Water Kefir Guide" will guide you along step by step to make your own probiotic, healthy, fizzy water kefir sodas at home.

You can get an additional glass jar (select below).

Sourdough Starter for Baking Bread

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Price $17.00
Availability: 69 In Stock

Sourdough starter in a base of certified organic rye flour and spring water.

You get the starter and our sourdough guide (sent via email or download).

This item gets shipped every Monday.
Order and payment needs to be in by 4pm Saturday to get shipped on Monday.

Grated Horseradish root

Price $11.50
Availability: 11 In Stock

Fresh horseradish root grated in certified organic apple cider vinegar.

Nothing else. No additives, no flavours, no fillers.

Organic horseradish root from KoruKai Herb Farm, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand. Certified organic apple cider vinegar from Good Health Organisation.

Water Kefir Grains

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Price $14.00
Availability: 40 In Stock

Make your own fizzy, probiotic drink to benefit your digestive tract.

Vegan cousin of milk kefir and caffeine-free friend of kombucha.


3 Tbsp of active organic water kefir grains to make 1 litre of fizzy, probiotic drink in 48 hours.

Come with our comprehensive guide and recipes for lots of inspiration.

Sourdough Bread Baking Guide

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Price $5.00
Availability: 9966 In Stock

This thorough guide covers all the basics that you need to know to create great artisan sourdough bread.
It includes instructions how to look after your starter and includes recipes to get you started on this amazing journey.

You will get the guide as downloadable pdf so make sure you enter the correct email address when placing your order.

Last update of the file: 29th September 2020

Water Kefir Guide

Price $5.00
Availability: 89 In Stock
This guide covers all the basics that you need to know to create probiotic, healthy, fizzy water kefir sodas.
It includes instructions how to make the frist and the second ferment and includes recipes and flavour combinations.

You will get the guide as downloadable pdf so make sure you enter the correct email address when placing your order.

Last update: 7th January 2021

Moroccan Seasoning

Price $14.00
Availability: 5 In Stock

This exotic and flavourful herbs and spices blend is packed with flavor and is a fabulous seasoning for lamb, moroccan stews and tagines, BBQ chicken or beef, sprinkled over popping corn or wedges.

60g in glass jar.

Juice Fasting Support Bundle

Price $55.00
Availability: Out of stock

One of the most powerful things you can do for your health, well-being and longevity is fasting.
During fasting you are giving your digestive system a rest and allowing your body to literally take the rubbish out.

Can can do a day, two days or 5+ days of fasting. With this bundle you are set to go.

We are reworking this bundle at the moment. It will be available again soon.

Wax wraps for Bannetons

Price $14.00
Availability: 9 In Stock

These wax wraps are perfect to cover your bannetons once the bread dough has been shaped and is retarded in the fridge.
Plastic free, reusable, environmental friendly.

Made from repurposed cotton fabric, beeswax from hives at KoruKai Herb Farm and coconut oil.

2 sizes available (select below):

Round: 30.5cm diameter
Rectangular: 34cm x 19.5cm

Diastatic Malt Powder

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Price $5.00
Availability: 23 In Stock

Certified organic diastatic malt is made from barley grains which are sprouted and then dried at a low temperature before being milled into a powder.

The organic barley is kilned carefully to create a high diastatic power. We mill it to order to provide you a very fresh powder for your baking.

Available in 100g and 500g bulk pack in a home-compostable, biodegradable pouch.

Fermentation Pack

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Price $79.00
Availability: 9 In Stock
We have put together this pack for anyone wanting in making delicious ferments at home, but unsure where to start and how to go about it.

The KoruKai Herb Farm "Lacto-Fermentation" booklet will guide you along step by step to make your own probiotic lactic-ferments at home.

Please select Standard Pack or Maxi Pack (details below).

Indian Seasoning

Price $14.00
Availability: 2 In Stock

This seasoning makes it easy to create perfectly flavoured Indian dishes.
It is packed with flavor and is great in curries, on eggs, for potatoes, in a stir-fry or as a meat rub.
It is mild for everyone's taste.

60g in glass jar.

Danish Dough Whisk

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Regular price $21.00 Price $18.00 -$3.00
Availability: 165 In Stock
Sturdy dough whisk made with an oak handle and stainless steel head. It is perfect for bringing the dough together at the very start when mixing the water with the flour. Dough won’t get caught in the wires, and won’t clump in the center. 
Perfect for everything from artisan sourdough loaves, pasta, muffins and biscuits.

Length: 33cm
Head diameter: 8cm
Wire thickness: 3mm

Italian Seasoning

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Price $14.00
Availability: 3 In Stock

Beautiful blend of herbs and sea salt for a wide range of dishes.
This mediterranean herb blend is great for pasta sauces, pizza, bread, as a meat rub or on new potatoes. 

40g glass jar.

Dough Scraper

Price $9.90
Availability: 85 In Stock
This stainless steel dough scraper is perfect for all sorts of baking at home. It is the perfect tool to pick up, turn and portion dough. It is also great to clean the work surface afterwards. 

We love it to shape high hydration, sticky sourdoughs and also use it for portioning pizza and other items.

Size: 15cm x 11cm

Fermenting Airlock without ring

Price $5.00
Availability: 9868 In Stock

Diameter: 8.4cm

This silicone airlock is perfect for keeping lacto-fermented pickles and drinks under an airlock during fermentation. As pressure builds up gas pushes out the top of the spout without letting air in.

They are suited for mason jars and are secured with a stainless steel ring (ring not included).

1 airlock without ring is $5.

For airlocks with ring please go here.

Fish Seasoning

Price $14.00
Availability: 2 In Stock

This lemony blend is perfect for any fish dish. Simply rub seasoning all over the fish and cook to your liking.
Also great mixed in sour cream as a dip or sprinkled over new potatoes.

50g glass jar.

Bread Lame

Regular price $23.00 Price $21.00 -$2.00
Availability: 160 In Stock
Bread lame with 5 stainless steel razor blades.

Attractive wooden handle and stainless steel tip to hold the blade. Also includes a wee leather pouch to protect the blade and your fingers during storage.

One side of a blade can be used for about 50 cuts, so one blade is for around 100 loaves of bread (5 blades in a box lasting you a very, very long time).

Fermenting Airlock with ring

Price $7.50
Availability: 9853 In Stock
This silicone fermentation airlock and stainless steel band is perfect for keeping lacto-fermented pickles and drinks under an airlock during fermentation and storage. As pressure builds up gas pushes out the top of the spout without letting air in.

Diameter of airlock is 8.4cm

One airlock with ring is $7.50

For airlocks without ring please go here.

Fermenting Weight

Price $7.50
Availability: 118 In Stock

This glass fermentation weight is just what you need to make ferments successfully at home.
Place it over your shredded vegetables and fit a fermenting airlock on the jar.
They are also great to make homemade apple cider vinegar.

Diameter is 69mm, depth 22mm
Weight: 180g

The weight fits most wide mouth preserving jars. Always measure the jars before placing an order.


One weight is $7.50
Four weights are $28

Fennel seeds

Price $5.00
Availability: Out of stock

Fennel has a sweet, warm, anise, licorice aroma. The taste is slightly sweet with a hint of mild anise.

30g packaged in biodegradable paper packaging.

Transfer to an airtight container after purchase. Keeps for 2 years when stored properly.

Native Flower Honey

Price $21.90
Availability: 12 In Stock

This natural raw Native Flower Honey comes from the hills of Banks Peninsula.
Martyn from Banks Peninsula Honey is a well known apiculture tutor and he does beekeeping with a lot of passion and a big heart for his ladies.
This is a native flower blend containing Kanuka and a mix of other native flowers.

500g glass jar.

1 jar $21.90
2 jars $40

Fermentation Pounder

Price $29.50
Availability: 20 In Stock
We have made a great amount of ferments over the years at KoruKai Herb Farm and used a fair bit of pounders. We know what makes a pounder fabulous.
This one is made to our measurements by a local Akaroa woodturner and is well-designed for pounding vegetables and tightly packing them into jars or crocks for best fermentation.

Perpetual Probiotic Yoghurt Culture

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Price $15.00
Availability: 42 In Stock
We are excited to share this starter culture with you that will make endless amounts of yoghurt. No need to buy again and again as with most other yoghurt cultures.

Comes with clear instructions via email to make Probiotic Yoghurt and recipes for Greek Yoghurt, Simple Yoghurt Cheese (labneh) and Shankleesh (Lebanese cheese balls marinated in olive oil).

Fermentation Flask

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Price $69.00
Availability: 49 In Stock
This Fermenting Flask from Culture Cupboard is perfect to keep your kefir at a steady temperature without the nighly lows in winter and the mid day highs in summer.
It is also amazing to make your own yoghurt without the need for an electric yoghurt maker.
The flask comes with a glass jar and a recipe book to make your own dairy and dairy-free yoghurts.

Kitchen Thermometer

Price $15.00
Availability: 9955 In Stock
Stainless Steel Thermometer for kefir, yoghurt and cheese making

13.5 cm long with clip

This thermometer is an accurate way to ensure you are heating your milk up to the right temperature. It has saved the life of kefir grains more than once and is essential for probiotic yoghurt making.

This thermometer has a clip to attach the thermometer to a pot or jar.

Milk Kefir Grains 28th June

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Price $18.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Shipment of fresh kefir grains every week.

Order now for shipment on Monday, 28th June 2021.

1 portion of active milk kefir grains to culture 1-2 cups of milk in 12-24 hours.
Buy once and use over and over again.

The perfect addition is the Fermenting Flask to keep your kefir at a steady temperature - day and night!

Mexican Seasoning

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Price $14.00
Availability: 3 In Stock

This spicy Mexican herbs and spices blend is packed with flavor and is a perfect seasoning for chilli con carne, as a meat rub on a BBQ steak, sprinkled over popping corn or wedges. Mix with sour cream for a spicy Mexican dip.

Organic Onions

Price $5.50
Availability: Out of stock
Organically grown at KoruKai Herb Farm, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand.
Free from chemical fertilisers, pesticides, herbicides and fungicides.

We have limited quantities of onions available and sell them in 500g bags only.
These are brown onions with a lovely flavour. They range in size as they grow in clumps.

500g in a paper bag.

Milk Kefir Guide

Price $5.00
Availability: 86 In Stock
This guide covers all the basics that you need to know to create probiotic, healthy milk kefir.

You will get the guide as downloadable pdf so make sure you enter the correct email address when placing your order.

Last update: 1st October 2020

Milk Kefir Kit

Price $45.00
Availability: 9 In Stock

This kit contains all the basic equipment that you need to make healthy probiotic milk kefir at home.
This kit comes with active and healthy milk kefir grains, that can be used over and over again.
All you need do is add fresh milk and you are ready to ferment.

Please note that this kit gets shipped each week.

Next shipment: 28th June 2021

Kefir Strainer

Price $12.00
Availability: 9989 In Stock
Stainless Steel Strainer for Milk and Water Kefir Grains

10 cm diameter

Small round stainless steel sieve with a fine wire mesh.
Perfect for use when straining the kefir grains out of the finished kefir. Can also be used for sieving flour or draining food.
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