Popular as a drink in many parts of Europe and Central Asia, kefir is essentially fermented milk. Its flavour is a pleasing combination of milky and tart. It has the texture of a drinkable yogourt. If you’re a fan of ‘sour’ cocktails or fruits, you’ll likely love the slight mouth-puckering character of kefir. An excellent probiotic, it’s generally well-tolerated by people with a lactose intolerance. Try it on hot cereal, in smoothies, or in creamy dressings for salads and slaws. Find out more about the origins and benefits of Kefir.