ChouAmi™, also know as The Little Fermenter, is a unique and simple fermentation device which fits onto a beautiful and durable French-made glass jar by Le Parfait. It's an easy and no-fuss way to make your own sauerkraut, natural pickles, kimchi and other lacto-fermented foods at home in small batches.

chou = cabbage ; ami = friend

ChouAmi's highly functional and stylish design was conceptualized and created by Chef Karen Diggs (founder of Kraut Source) and is based on traditional fermentation crocks from Europe and Asia which have been in use for centuries to make healthy and wholesome, cultured foods. Our goal is to help revitalize the ancient craft of fermentation for the 21st Century, with a modern twist.

What About The Glass Jar?

The beautiful terrine-style glass jars made by Le Parfait have straight sides with an extra-wide opening which makes it very easy to put in and take out ingredients. Le Parfait has been making sustainable and durable jars in France since 1930. Currently, the jars are made in Puy-Guillaume, a small town of 3,000 inhabitants in the heart of France’s Auvergne region.