Click on the bread name (on the left) to see a short description and ingredients.


What's in a name?

A levain is a bread that is leavened using a starter instead of yeast. Levains are often called sourdoughs. We feel this can be misleading. For example, our Parmesan Cheese bread is a levain but is not sour. So, to call it a sourdough, would be misleading.

Rye breads in which the rye is pre-fermented using a rye starter (soured) are called sourdoughs. This is with good reason as they develop a distinct sour note to their flavor. Thus, we decided to call our rye a sourdough and to call our other "sourdoughs" by the more accurate name of Levains.