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 Pack

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Price $59.00
Availability: 22 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, comes via email) 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.

Sourdough Starter for Baking Bread

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Price $18.00
Availability: 38 In Stock

Organic Rye 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 starter need to be fed once you receive it. Please have some rye flour on hand to be able to care for it. We stock bags from Ceres Organics.


This item gets shipped every Monday (or Tuesday if Monday is a public holiday).
Order and payment needs to be in by 4pm Saturday to get shipped the following Monday.

Organic Rye Flour

Price $8.50
Availability: 1 In Stock

The perfect food for our Rye Sourdough Starter and as an ingredient in the homemade artisan sourdough loaves. 

Made from organically and sustainably grown grains of rye corn, this flour is milled with meticulous care, using traditional methods and without treatments, such as chemical bleaching.

600g in a home compostable bag.

Golden Turmeric Milk

Price $23.90
Availability: 6 In Stock

A delicious and nutritive health and wellbeing tonic to support your immune system every day.
It's a perfect replacement for coffee in the morning and makes a great drink hot or cold for late afternoon or in the evening. A very healthy hot drink to be enjoyed any day of the week.


It contains spices with powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which have been used for thousands of years in India and ancient Egypt for food and medicine.

It is a winner in our home. Deliciously packed with turmeric, cinnamon and ginger.

Whole cardamom pods, cloves and black pepper give you a yummy balance to round up this sweet and spicy beverage.

Available in Original and Sweet with Carob (please choose below).

100g makes 60-80 cups

Fermentation Jar

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Price $19.90
Availability: 84 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.

Cinnamon Quills

Price $4.90
Availability: 14 In Stock

Ceylon cinnamon quills

Cinnamomum verum


The use of cinnamon as an aromatic spice can be dated to as far back as ancient Egypt. Popular in spice mixes, sweet or savoury recipes, and hot or cold beverages.


30g packed in a home compostable ziploc bag.

Diastatic Malt Powder

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Price $5.00
Availability: 16 In Stock

NOW also available in 1kg bags for commercial bakeries.

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, 500g and 1kg bulk pack in a home-compostable, biodegradable pouch.

Best to use the malt powder within 6-9 months of purchase.

Please see more info below to choose the correct size for your needs.

Fermenting Weight

Price $7.90
Availability: 1714 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 70mm, depth 25mm
Weight: 170g +/- 10g

The weight fits most wide mouth preserving jars. Always measure the top diameter of the jars before placing an order. Make sure that the diameter does not get narrower further down.

This weight fits our 1 litre Glass Jar with stainless steel compound lid.


One weight is $7.90

Ginger, ground

Price $4.50
Availability: 3 In Stock

Ground ginger is essential in much Western baking including cakes, biscuits, andaditional gingerbread. It is widely used in many cuisines, including a variety of stir-fry and curry dishes in India and Oriental countries.


20g in a sealed pouch. Once opened transfer to a sealed container for best results.

Fennel seeds

Price $9.50
Availability: 26 In 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.

Fermenting Airlock

Price $5.00
Availability: 514 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). This airlock fits our 1 litre Glass Jar with stainless steel compound lid.

1 airlock WITHOUT ring is $5.

For airlocks with ring please see here.

Grated Horseradish root

Price $14.50
Availability: Out of stock

SOLD OUT FOR 2022.


Fresh horseradish root grated in certified organic apple cider vinegar.

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

Available in 100g and 190g jars.

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

Sourdough Bread Baking eGuide

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Price $9.90
Availability: 31 In Stock

This is for a gluten starter like our rye sourdough starter

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 rye sourdough 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

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.

Sourdough Bread Baking Workshop

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Price $120.00
Availability: Out of stock

Fully booked again!


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.

Fermentation Pounder

Price $29.50
Availability: 98 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: 8 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.

Gluten-Free Sourdough Starter

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Regular price $19.50 Price $17.55 -10%
Availability: 32 In Stock

Our KoruKai gluten-free organic sourdough starter is very flexible and works with quinoa, millet, brown rice, sorghum and buckwheat flours and potentially more, but we haven't tried more than those 5.

Contains 100% certified organic gluten-free flours and filtered spring water.

Below is the table of contents of the guide that comes with it.
After placing your order please look for an email with the subject line: [KoruKai Herb Farm] Files available for your order


This item gets shipped every Monday (or Tuesday if Monday is a public holiday).
Order and payment needs to be in by 4pm Saturday to get shipped the following Monday.

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.

Organic Quinoa Flour

Price $11.50
Availability: 12 In Stock

The perfect ingredient for gluten-free baking and to feed the KoruKai Gluten-Free Sourdough Starter. Great in combination with brown rice and buckwheat flour.

Made from certified organic quinoa – an important crop for the Incan Empire back in the day. It’s wheat free and full of natural plant-based goodness, including protein and dietary fibre.

400g in a home compostable bag.

Fermentation, Microbiome and Gut Health Workshop

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Price $125.00
Availability: Out of stock

Sign up below to get an email once a date has been set for the next workshop.

Date:  to be confirmed for June 2023

Time: 10am-2:30pm

Location: KoruKai Herb Farm, Pigeon Bay, Banks Peninsula
1 hour from Halswell, Carpooling from Chch is usually possible.
Accommodation options in Pigeon Bay, surrounding bays and Akaroa

Please find Covid related info and Terms & Conditions here. When signing up for this workshop you automatically agree to the Terms and Conditions.

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.

ONLINE CLASS: Fermentation, Microbiome and Gut...

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Price $65.00
Availability: 90 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.

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.

Organic Buckwheat Flour

Price $9.90
Availability: 10 In Stock

The perfect ingredient for gluten-free baking and to feed the KoruKai Gluten-Free Sourdough Starter. Great in combination with brown rice and quinoa flour.

Made from organically and sustainably grown buckwheat, this flour is milled with meticulous care, without any treatments. Despite its name, buckwheat is actually the fruit of a plant related to rhubarb and sorrel.

700g in a home compostable bag.

DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Kit

Price $25.00
Availability: 10 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 $49.90
Availability: 12 In Stock

NOW also containing 100g of water kefir food.


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 here.


Shipment of fresh water kefir grains every Monday (or Tuesday if Monday is a public holiday). Orders and payments need to be in by 4pm Saturday to get shipped the following Monday.

Bread Proofing Basket, Banneton

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Price $32.00
Availability: 42 In Stock

Proofing baskets help your bread to keep its shape while it does its final rise.
We find a banneton an essential tool when making sourdough bread at home.

Each banneton comes with a fitted linen liner. Available in 4 sizes.
Please check sizes and pictures of resulting loaves below before making your selection.


In Stock (fast shipping within New Zealand).

Customer Review:

"The quality of our bread has greatly improved since we invested in bannetons."

"Thank you for your excellent service: order arrived today - promptly and in excellent condition. Much appreciated."

Fish Seasoning

Price $14.00
Availability: 7 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.

Water Kefir Grains

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Price $18.00
Availability: 12 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.

We recommend our Water Kefir Complete Food to feed the grains optimally.

Shipment of fresh water kefir grains every Monday (or Tuesday if Monday is a public holiday). Orders and payments need to be in by 4pm Saturday to get shipped the following Monday.

Wax wraps for Bannetons

Price $14.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

These wax wraps are perfect to cover your big 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) to fit our large bannetons:

Round: 30.5cm diameter to fit our large round banneton
Rectangular: 34cm x 19.5cm to fit our large rectangular banneton

We do not have wax wraps for our small bannetons yet.

Kanuka and Multi Floral Honey

Price $24.90
Availability: 18 In Stock

Kanuka and Multi Floral Honey from Kinross Fields, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand

Kanuka: Kanuka honey is a lovely honey with a silky, light, delicate and sweet floral taste. It has a buttery tan colour and is darker than the multi floral honey. 1kg glass jar is $24.90

Multi Floral: 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. 1kg glass jar is $19.90

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


Size: 1kg glass jar

Please choose the type of honey below.

Water Kefir eGuide

Price $7.50
Availability: 28 In Stock

Newly updated guide with more recipes and tips. A fresh FAQ section has also been added.

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. Please look for an email with the subject line: [KoruKai Herb Farm] Files available for your order

Last update: 22nd June 2022

Danish Dough Whisk

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Price $19.90
Availability: 130 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

Juice Fasting Support Pack

Price $95.00
Availability: 45 In 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 pack you are set to go.

It contains our Juice Fasting Guide (see below), which will be sent to you in pdf format as well as a paper copy. A 30g pack of herbal tea from our KoruKai range of your choice. A 20-minute private consultation with Cornelia to help you with preparing and transitioning into a juice fast as well as answer questions that you may have. You are also able to reach out via email anytime during your juice fast. We are here to support you!

Dough Scraper

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Price $9.90
Availability: 238 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!

Bread Lame Knife

Price $19.90
Availability: 243 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).

Fermentation Flask

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Price $69.00
Availability: Out of stock

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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: 53 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 18th July

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Price $18.00
Availability: 9 In Stock

Due to high demand we are sold out 2 weeks in advance. You can order now for shipment on the 18th July 2022. Please note that your whole order will get shipped on the same day. If you need other items earlier, then please place separate orders.

1 portion of active milk kefir grains to culture 1-2 cups of milk in 24 hours.


Shipment of fresh milk kefir grains every Monday (or Tuesday if Monday is a public holiday). Please check the next shipment date above. Orders and PAYMENTS need to be in by 4pm Saturday to get shipped on the above day.

Milk Kefir eGuide

Price $5.00
Availability: 37 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 18th July

Price $48.00
Availability: 9 In Stock

Due to high demand we are sold out 2 weeks in advance. You can order now for shipment on the 18th July 2022. Please note that your whole order will get shipped on the same day. If you need 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.


This kit contains all the basic equipment that you need to make probiotic milk kefir at home.
An additional glass jar for keeping ready kefir in the fridge can be purchased here: 500ml glass jar


Shipment of fresh milk kefir grains every Monday (or Tuesday if Monday is a public holiday). Please check the next shipment date above. Orders and PAYMENTS need to be in by 4pm Saturday to get shipped on the above day.

Kefir Strainer

Price $12.00
Availability: 109 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.

Water Kefir Complete Food

Price $6.00
Availability: 6 In Stock

Certified organic water kefir food containing sugar, molasses and micronutrients to feed your water kefir grains optimally.
This way they stay healthy and produce a better probiotic fizzy drink for you and your family.


Available in 100g, 500g and 1kg bulk pack in a home-compostable, biodegradable pouch.


Containing only certified organic ingredients so that the water kefir grains can thrive. Without any roundup or other agricultural chemical residues, which could have a negative effect on the microbes in the water kefir.

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