A powerhouse of garlic and cheese flavour, in a traditional sourdough.
Imagine the scent of whole roasted garlic, melty cheese, and yeasty sourdough wafting through your kitchen. And you don’t even have to bake it! We experience the heady magic of this loaf daily as we carefully pack up this popular loaf into all your orders.
Whole cloves of garlic are roasted slowly, reaching the perfect degree of caramelization before being mixed into the sourdough. After a two-day nap to let the flavours infuse, it’s stuffed with Gouda, Cheddar and Monterey Jack just before it bakes. As it rises in the oven, the cheese spills all over the top, creating a cheesy lava effect over the top. The resulting loaf laced throughout with roasty garlic flavour and plenty of cheese, with the classic sourdough holding it all together. We suggest buying two loaves, one won’t last!
INGREDIENTS: organic unbleached white flour, filtered mountain lake water, cheese (gouda, cheddar and Monterey jack), roasted garlic, sea salt, organic wheat germ & organic malt
ABOUT A BREAD AFFAIR
British Columbia’s first certified organic artisan bakery.
A Bread Affair is owned and operated by master baker Tanya Belanger. After deciding to sell her successful Ontario-based technology company and family farm, Tanya packed up for Vancouver, looking for adventure. Once she arrived, she found one thing lacking: great bread.
It was then Tanya ventured down to California where she trained under Keith Giusto, a fourth generation renowned artisan baker who not only shared all the skills she needed to hone her craft, but also gave Tanya some of his sourdough starter. This starter or “mother dough” was developed from the skins of hand-picked white zinfandel grapes and harvested in Napa Valley in October 1986. It’s still going strong at A Bread Affair today.
A Bread Affair is known for their wide selection of breads, with tongue-in-cheek names such as “Love at First Bite,” “The Birds and the Bees,” and “Three’s Company”. They have been on Granville Island since 2012 and locals love them for their hand-made breads, pastries, passion and community spirit.
The team at A Bread Affair have an excellent relationship with local certified organic farmers that produce the wheat they use for their breads, and source the majority of their ingredients from local farmers as well. This is because they are not trying to produce a Californian bread or an Ontario bread, they want to make breads that represent Vancouver. And for the Bread Affair team, community is everything - they love the community at the farmers markets, the chance to share their products and stories with others and try the freshest, most delicious produce. In true community spirit, their leftover bread is given to farmers and charities.