was founded in early 2018 by Dutch food writer ‘Meneer Wateetons‘ (pseudonym). He started this web shop as a service to the readers of his books on topics such as fermentation, and sausage and charcuterie making. What started out a Dutch-only webshop with around 15 products is now a international shop, shipping close to 200 different products for home fermentation enthousiasts to all countries in Europe.

Where is based? is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Storage, order picking and shipping happens in Westzaan, The Netherlands.

Customer support

Fermentation isn’t always easy. In fact, working with invisible microbes can be pretty challenging. Luckily, we don’t just sell startercultures and other ingredients, we actually use ourselves and – having published extensively about them – know quite a bit about how to use them and their pitfalls.

So, we understand you have questions and customer support is important to us. Feel free to use our chat function to ask all your questions. If we don’t respond immediately (we’re a small team), we will get back to you by email. We speak English and Dutch.

Meet the team consists of a small dedicated team:

Meneer Wateetons – founder and chief fermentation officer

Joost Roelin – customer support

Arianne Streefkerk – promotion and sales

Contact us

Use the form here or the chatfunction in the bottom left corner of your screen.