This Saturday from 11am Susana will be offering tasting and sales of her newly launched Susanna & Daughters Kefir at the Farm Shop. Kefir is a nourishing and refreshing fermented milk drink that is naturally packed with calcium, vitamins and billions of friendly bacteria. This delicious cultured milk drink has unparalled probiotic properties.
Susana & Daughters make their kefir from Cowdray Estate milk only, so every batch can be traced back to milk from a single herd. The milk is pasteurised on arrival at Susana’s converted stable kitchen then fermented, tested, bottled and refrigerated on site, before being delivered to us by Susana herself.
It comes in a glass bottle and has a creamy consistency between milk and yogurt, which you can pour into your cereal or muesli, or drink neat.
Kefir is made by adding live and active kefir cultures to non-homgenised milk produced on the Cowdray Estate and then letting the mixture ferment slowly and at the right temperature to develop its creamy goodness and flavour.
The culture is made from kefir grains, a living colony of naturally occurring beneficial bacteria and healthy yeasts that were first found in the Caucasus Mountains thousands of years ago.
Kefir is also a true super food. Naturally packed with calcium, vitamins and billions of friendly bacteria, this delicious cultured milk drink has unparalled probiotic properties.
The health benefits of kefir have been established over many centuries – in fact the word ‘kefir’ itself literally means ‘long life’ in old Turkish!
There is a huge amount of new research at the moment on gut bacteria and microbes, and how this affects our health, behaviour and much more besides. There is a fantastic book (I Contain Multitudes by Ed Young) that my Dad recommended to me, here’s a review if you are interested…..and kefir is an excellent way to maintain a healthy gut.