The Bertinet Bakery

The Bertinet Bakery

For their Sourdough

Company profile

The Bertinet Bakery's SourdoughThe Bertinet Bakery launched its range of organic artisan loaves in September 2010.

The range is available from The Bertinet Bakery in Bath, Riverford Organic in selected areas, in the Chandos chain of delis and in farm shops and good independent food shops around Bath and Bristol. The award winning sourdough is also available for mail order nationwide.

Richard Bertinet was named BBC Food Champion of the Year 2010 for his work on bread. He is the author of two award winning books on baking, Dough and Crust, and bread classes at his cookery school, The Bertinet Kitchen are sold out months in advance. 

Can you give a short background to the winning product?

Bertinet Sourdough is made using traditional French techniques to Richard's own recipe honed over his 30 year baking career. The simplest of ingredients – just good flour, salt and water – are transformed into the most beautiful and flavoursome bread with time and skill.  Richard's recipe produces a mild, almost sweet sour flavour that most people prefer to the acquired taste of a blow-your-head-off sharpness. Hand-moulding the loaves, proving them in linen-lined baskets and baking them on the oven floor produce a distinctive round loaf with a beautifully thick, caramelised crust.

What does winning the award mean to you?

Richard Bertinet says "I am delighted that the quality of our bread has been recognised for the second year running. We work hard to ensure that our bread is consistently outstanding and to achieve accolades both for our trademark sourdough and for two of our newest breads shows that we are getting things right."  

What does organic mean to you?

Organic stands for high quality ingredients, trustworthiness and ethical production.

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