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What is the Cultured Community?

The Cultured Community is an online community of like minded people who share common interest in all things fermented.  It’s a cross-pollination of the fermented industries via an online platform which encourages discussion around topics of mutual benefit ranging from recipe and technique sharing to unpacking the increasingly popular world of fermented food. The community consists of fermentation novices looking to learn, business owners and fermentation pros. We celebrate entrepreneurial spirit and encourage a collaboration of culture in the battle versus the bland.


Access to the online community for sharing of knowledge with like minded people



The Cultured - Monthly

Full access to the online community forums

Fermented Partner and Events Discount

The Cultured Workshops & Meet Ups

Monthly Fermented Box

R75 per month

The Cultured - Annual

  • Full access to the online community forums
  • Fermented Partner and Events Discount
  • The Cultured Workshops & Meet Ups
  • Monthly Fermented Boxes
  • End of the year Fermented Food & Beverage Pairing  (1 x Free Ticket)

R825 Per year

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What The Cultured community members have to say.

George Newman
In the same way it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a community to advance an idea to a sustainable reality. That’s what The Cultured Community makes possible.

- George Newman

Serial Home Fermenter

Harry Hadon
“It’s pretty sweet to have a community of people who love the complexity and delicious chaos found in fermented food and drink. Well, actually, they generally like it dry, but that’s another story. Even if you’re just reading, Fermented and The Cultured is a fascinating place that WILL lead you to eat and drink better.

- Harry Hadon

Writer & Wine Lover

Stefan Wiswedel
Every new community needs a spiritual home, and The Cultured is that home for the fans of all things fermentation. Not just beer. Not just wine. Not just bread. But that magical place where all of these things intersect.

- Stefan Wiswedel

Commercial Brewer


What value to gain from joining the Cultured?

Knowledge sharing, interact and engage with with like minded people. Learn from pros and other that have just started out on their fermenting journeys. Sharing recipes and info on best equipment. Insight into the best products, discounts on pairing events and partner’s products and experiences.

What online platform does the community use? The worlds fastest growing business app. Essentially whatsapp with the ability to organise and segment conversations around topics. Powerful and intuitive notification settings allows you to manage your time and focus. Once you sign up for Basic, Pro or Partner you will receive an invite to join the slack platform. There is a desktop and mobile app version. You can also access the app via the sign in on The Cultured page on this website.

Who are Fermented's Partners?

Fermented’s Partners are business that share similar values and ambitions to spread the good word of fermentation in all its forms. They are committed to educating the market and producing products that battle against the bland.

Do you only have annual subscriptions?

Yes we only have annual subscriptions for now. Monthly Subscriptions Launch December 2019.

How often are the food & beverage pairing events?

The food and beverage pairing events are seasonal and are planned to be quarterly. Events will be announced here and on Social Media.

Does Fermented have a referral programme?

Yes we do, for every new member you refer you will get a free month off your next annual subscription.

Have a peek at what the community has been discussing.

Who moved my Cheese?

We asked The Cultured Community, Why is cheese so delicious? What are your favourite types of cheese and why? Any local cheese varieties that we must try? Where to go for the best cheese in SA? Last week we welcomed Luke Williams to the community. Luke was the founder and driving passion behind the popular […]

By Murray Slater

February 13, 2019

In Celebration of Beer

Last Saturday South African celebrated National Beer Day (SANBeerDay). An amazing initiative started by community member Lucy Corne in 2017 as a way to celebrate beer and all the wonderful passionate folk that have been pushing our industry forward. This year saw over 100 events around the country and it really felt like the beer […]

By Murray Slater

February 6, 2019

What ya Fermenting?

Last week we asked The Cultured Community what fermenting projects they had on the go? Fermenting at home is a hobby to many and the community is about sharing of knowledge and experiences while also getting exposed to the professionals through meet-ups and demos. First off let’s explore what is Fermentation? The Noma Guide to […]

By Murray Slater

January 30, 2019