What is ChouAmi?

ChouAmi™ is a unique and simple fermentation device which fits onto a beautiful and durable French-made glass jar by Le Parfait. It is an easy and elegant way to make your own sauerkraut or pickles at home in small batches.

ChouAmi came to be in the spring of 2020 from a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign, where over 500 passionate supporters from around the world brought our vision of simple at-home fermentation to life. Check out our campaign here.



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.

ChouAmi is your fermentation friend who will be there day after day, year after year to help you make probiotic-rich, cultured food for you and your family with ease and style.

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-Guillume, a small town in the region of Auvergne.

Learn more about the jars here.