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Fermenting Australia was founded by fermentation revivalist, Sammi Zajko, in 2014. Sammi has had over 15 years fermenting experience personally for health, vitality and fun.

She is a workshop facilitator, presenter, speaker, nutritional researcher, foodie, wild weed forager, mother and owner at Fermenting Australia.

Sammi has a background in Nutritional Medicine and natural health. She is based on the Central Coast and spent neearly a decade running fermenting workshops all over regional NSW and QLD, as well as in Sydney and in Melbourne. Her passion is to teach and share the wonderful and fascinating world of fermented food in a way that is accessible, easy and fun. Her workshops are energetic, informative and dynamic.  


Sammi now brings her FERMENTAION MASTERCLASS online for you, so that you can conveniently learn how to ferment in the comfort of your own kitchen.

She has been a guest presenter at a number of high-profile food, sustainability and health events around Australia.

Sammi was also one half of The Gut Warriors- a dynamic duo who travelled around the country teaching sell-out Gut Health Seminars. Sammi teaches extensively about the human microbiome, food to support gut health and of course, fermented foods.



Sammi is also a qualified counsellor, working in her own Holistic Counselling Private Practice on the Central Coast of NSW. She also takes onlne client sessions. 



Sammi is a solo-mumma to her beautiful 14-year old boy, Jem.  He is a potent reminder of the importance of fermented foods and high quality, nutrient-dense foods in the family diet for vibrant health.


Jem is also her continued inspiration for living sustainably and treading softly on the Earth. She believes that we have borrowed this Earth from our children and her life and business reflects that philosophy.

Yours in continued expansion into vibrant health 


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