Our Story

Edinburgh Fermentarium was founded by Ruth Munro in 2017.

It all started I went on a course learning how to make Korean Kimchi. I then began making it for myself and for friends, and it progressed into the small business that it is today. After being made redundant from my fashion design job, life coach Caroline Kirk helped me to decide to take the next steps.

When I started eating fermented foods my health changed for the better. After years of cutting various things out of my diet, from gluten to dairy and much more. I found that adding fermented food and drinks to a healthy balanced diet put my system back in balance. So simple, I couldn’t believe it – I want to able to share this amazing traditional food with everyone!

Fermented foods are very popular in other countries, but there are only a few makers in Scotland. These naturally fermented vegetables contain probiotics which means they are great for your guts and immune system. Our ferments are unpasteurised and contain no vinegar. Where possible I use locally sourced vegetables.

I mostly sell at farmer’s markets around Edinburgh as well as a selected of independent retailers and food businesses within Edinburgh and beyond. 

If you have any questions please do get in touch!