There's only two "flavors" of the Lifeway I'll buy at all--the plain full-fat, or in a pinch, the plain low-fat. Trader Joe's even started buying kefir and private labeling it. It's pretty decent, I'll have it if I'm shopping for food late after work on a feed day.
For recipes and starter cultures (for raw or pasteurized milk and other bases) go to www.bodyecology.com
Truly raw milk doesn't need any starter culture, just an airtight container and a dark ~70degF closet. The natural probiotics take care of the job in about 24 hours.