Bertinet Bakery Announces Local LaunchThe UK’s leading artisan bread from The Bertinet Bakery now available from the Leckford Farm Shop, near Andover.

The Bertinet Bakery (www.bertinet.com) is delighted to announce the launch of its bread range in two more Waitrose stores, one of which is the Leckford Farm Shop on the Leckford Estate in Hampshire.

The Leckford Farm Shop is the first supermarket owned farm shop in the UK and sells over 1,000 products with a strong emphasis on locally and regionally sourced food. As well as showcasing the wide variety of food produced on the Estate such as milk, fruit, free range eggs and chickens, it has worked with Taste of the South East and Hampshire Fare to source high quality local producers such as Bertinet bread. The shop has already established supply from over 60 suppliers from the local area, helping to boost the local and regional food economy.

The range of Bertinet breads available at Waitrose has been carefully considered to include something for every bread-lover; from the beautiful sourdough loaf to a Provençal olive and lavender loaf, multi seed tin loaf, rosemary and sea salt focaccia, cheddar and cumin loaf as well as a simple white bloomer. A regularly changing speciality loaf will be available in Waitrose stores from June.

The Bertinet Bakery only ever use natural, wholesome ingredients and ensure that they are the best that they can find. They never use flour improvers, processing aids or enzymes – ingredients which are often used to save time or increase shelf life. Instead, they invest the time and skill needed to create real, honest bread that looks, smells and tastes amazing.

The Bertinet Bakery is owned and run by award winning baker, chef and author Richard Bertinet. Richard’s four books on baking: Dough; Crust, Pastry and Patisserie Maison have become modern baking bibles. Bertinet left school at the age of 14 to become a baker’s apprentice in his native Brittany. With almost 30 years’ experience as a baker and chef he now attracts people from all over the world to participate in his renowned bread making classes at The Bertinet Kitchen cookery school in Bath.

Richard Bertinet commented: “I grew up in a culture where wonderful bread was something everyone would buy from their local bakery every day and spent the past 10 years seeing the extraordinary response to my books and bread classes from people discovering the satisfaction of creating their own bread. Now I am on a mission to make great bread available to everyone – bread you can trust as much as something you have baked yourself, bread so good you will eat your crusts and use every last crumb.”

As Bertinet bread becomes available more widely it is earning a growing fan base. Michelin starred chef Angela Hartnett says: “Richard understands dough better than anyone else and that’s why his bread not only tastes incredible but also feels so light. Heaven for me is a slice of Bertinet bread with some butter; it doesn’t need anything else – the bread speaks for itself.”

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