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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Fermentation Jar

Price $19.90
Availability: 105 In Stock

Fermentation jar with airlock and glass weight.


One thing that should be in just about everyone's diet are fermented or cultured foods. Not only are they packed with flavor, but they're positively brimming with probiotics.

Those little microorganisms support your immune system and help to revive and maintain gut health. Fermented foods are also rich in B vitamins, food enzymes and key antioxidants that support healthy cells.

Sourdough Bread Baking Workshop

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Price $110.00
Availability: 10 In Stock

Learn how to make artisan sourdough bread successfully at home.

Date: 24th July 2022

Time: 10am -3:30pm

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.

Fermenting Weight

Price $7.50
Availability: 318 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

Sourdough Starter for Baking Bread

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Price $17.00
Availability: 40 In Stock

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

You will get the starter sent via courier and our Sourdough eGuide will be sent to you via email. If you already have a starter, you can also purchase the eGuide separately here.

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

This starter need to be fed once you receive it. Please have some rye flour on hand to be able to care for it.

Sourdough Bread Baking eGuide

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Price $9.90
Availability: 82 In Stock

NOW WITH 25% MORE CONTENT AND 2 NEW RECIPES

This thorough eGuide 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: 26th August 2021

Fermentation Pounder

Regular price $29.50 Price $27.50 -$2.00
Availability: 193 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 and is well-designed for pounding vegetables and tightly packing them into jars or crocks for best fermentation.

The wood is untreated beech.

Measurements: length 30cm, top diameter 4cm, bottom diameter 6.1cm. Easy and comfortable grip with a tapering of 3.5cm diameter.

Please note: Measurements can vary slightly as each one is handmade and unique.

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.

Fermentation Pack

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Price $59.00
Availability: 97 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" eBooklet (table of contents below) will guide you along step by step to make your own probiotic lactic-ferments at home.

Additional Fermentation Jars with airlock and weight can be purchased here.

Indian Seasoning

Price $14.00
Availability: 5 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.

Wax wraps for Bannetons

Price $14.00
Availability: 20 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.

Each wax wrap has 17g of beeswax melted into it. It keeps well for at least two years of regular use.

2 sizes available (select below):

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

Fermenting Airlock without ring

Price $5.00
Availability: 105 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.

Mexican Seasoning

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Price $14.00
Availability: 7 In Stock

Back in stock soon!

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.

Diastatic Malt Powder

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Price $5.00
Availability: 12 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.

Fermenting Airlock with ring

Price $7.50
Availability: 89 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.

Italian Seasoning

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Price $14.00
Availability: 8 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.

Danish Dough Whisk

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Regular price $19.90 Price $17.90 -$2.00
Availability: 107 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

Dough Scraper

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Price $9.90
Availability: 115 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

Product is wrapped in paper and NOT plastic!

ONLINE CLASS: Fermentation, Microbiome and Gut...

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Price $65.00
Availability: 95 In Stock

If you are also wanting to order products to get shipped to you then please place a separate order so the shipping gets charged correctly.

We are excited to bring our very popular fermentation workshop to your home!

Classes consist of videos, online lectures, step-by-step instructions, recipes and tips and tricks. We will also answer all your questions and help you along the way. You can join anytime and watch the content at your own pace. You get 6 months to view the contents and ask questions in the forum.

Fish Seasoning

Price $14.00
Availability: 9 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.

DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Kit

Price $25.00
Availability: 32 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.

Bread Lame

Regular price $19.90 Price $17.90 -$2.00
Availability: 68 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).

Multi Floral Honey

Price $21.90
Availability: 17 In Stock

Kinross Fields Multi Floral Honey

Very smooth and sweet tasting with a more complex flavour than clover honey, reflecting the wide range of native and exotic flowers, trees, and shrubs on which the bees have gathered nectar.

Excellent as a form of sweetener or to be scoffed by the spoonful as a sweet treat. Enjoy!

Size: 1kg glass jar

Water Kefir Kit

Price $45.00
Availability: 19 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).

Water Kefir Grains

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Price $14.00
Availability: 9 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.

Fennel seeds

Price $8.00
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.

Water Kefir Guide

Price $5.00
Availability: 74 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

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.

Fermentation Flask

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Price $69.00
Availability: 24 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.

Grated Horseradish root

Price $19.50
Availability: Out of stock

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Fresh horseradish root grated in certified organic apple cider vinegar.

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

Available in 100g and 190g jars (make your selection below).

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

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.

Kitchen Thermometer

Price $15.00
Availability: 15 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 4th October

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Price $18.00
Availability: 13 In Stock

Next shipment date: 4th October 2021

We are generally sold out one to two weeks in advance. Order now for shipment on the 4th October. We will ship your whole order on this date, if you want other items earlier then please place separate orders.

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!

Milk Kefir Guide

Price $5.00
Availability: 82 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: 10 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 on Monday.

Next shipment date: 4th October 2021

Kefir Strainer

Price $12.00
Availability: 75 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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