What is kefir? How is it different from yogurt?
Pronounced ‘kur-feer’, Kefir is a fermented, cultured dairy beverage, often with a yogurt-like tartness and creamy consistency. Kefir is also loaded with probiotics to support a healthy digestive system.
The main difference between our yogurt and kefir are the type of cultures we add to the milk to create the finished product. We incubate the culture in our Kefir for approximately eight (8) hours. We use the following cultures in our Kefir:
Streptococcus thermophilus, L. delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus, L. rhamnosus, L. casei, L. lactis subsp. lactis, L. lactis subsp. lactis biovar. diacetylactis, Leuconostoc cremoris, Bifidobacterium lactis, L. lactis subsp. cremoris, L. acidophilus.
Like all of our other products, we make every drop of our kefir exclusively with our third-party certified, 100% grass-fed whole milk from the Maple Hill Milkshed, our family of farms in New York State.