Sourdough Bread

(19 customer reviews)




Sourdough Bread

Buy award-winning sourdough bread, baked fresh daily.

What is Sourdough?

Sourdough Bread is made by fermenting dough with naturally occurring lactobacilli and wild yeast. It is the oldest form of breadmaking, dating to the Neolithic times 9100 years ago, although flatbreads have been discovered dating between 11-14000 years ago and in Australia and Asia they have found grindstones dating back 30,000 years. How’s that for some tangible history?

Our Sourdough Starter

Our sourdough starter is over 200-years old and came to us via a friends restaurant in Cardiff. Preserving all of this history is a big responsibility, but there’s no denying that it has great results. So much so that it won Best Sourdough in the West at the 2018 Craft Bakers Association Awards.

Sourdough vs Sourfaux

Commercial sourdough bread, especially that from commercial bakers and ‘tanning salons’ like supermarkets, has generally been baked with dried sourdough enzymes to give it that sourdough tang and commercial yeast is added in order to rush the bread through the industrial baking process. This bread is known as sourfaux and real bakers are campaigning to stop the abuse of our artisan traditions.

Sourdough Flavours

Depending on conditions our sourdough can be mild and creamy or it can be characteristically tangy. I aim for the easier-going mild and creamy sourdough flavour as it appeals to more people.

You can buy our award-winning sourdough in four different flavours – white, wholegrain, rye, or walnut and cranberry. We bake the white and wholegrain every day, with the rye, and walnut and cranberry bread available at markets and to order during the week. It does take three days from start to finish though so please bear this in mind when placing your order!

Can I freeze my sourdough bread?

Yes! Wrap the whole loaf tightly then when you go to thaw it that it in the wrapper, allowing the moisture to go back into the loaf, then remove from the wrapping and place in a hot oven for a few minutes to crisp the crust up again. It’ll be as good as the day it went into the freezer!

Alternatively you can slice it, bag it and freeze it then, when you’re ready, pop the frozen slices straight into the toaster. They’ll be toasted perfectly on the outside and still soft on the inside – perfect 🙂

Placing a weekly order

If you want us to deliver one a week for a month simply tick the ‘spread ’em’ box below!

Additional information

Sourdough Bread Type

White, Multigrain, Rye, Walnut & Cranberry Sourdough Bread

19 reviews for Sourdough Bread

  1. Caroline

    Delicious sourdough bread! Perfect balance of flavours. I do love this bread.

  2. April Jefferson

    Best bread locally – I love the multi grain. My family would be happy on diet of just toast with this bread. Delicious.

  3. Greg shirley (verified owner)

    The best sour dough bread we’ve tasted. Jamie’s deli is well worth a visit- especially if you are in the area anyhow.

  4. Amanda Saunders (verified owner)

    Best loaf of bread in the area! Superb flavour & texture – amazing when accompanied by a warming bowl of soup, and makes the best slice of breakfast toast.

  5. T (verified owner)

    Best sour dough we’ve tasted. We now have a regular order.

  6. Wendy

    Gorgeous sourdough lots of flavour inspired me to book onto a workshop and then Covid hit.

  7. Rachel Hill (verified owner)

    Delicious sourdough – and wonderful to have it delivered each week!

  8. Michael Coomber (verified owner)

    The best sourdough bread for miles around!

  9. L. Woods

    The best Sourdough bread I have ever eaten , really can not recommend it height enough 😀

  10. Andy Josolyne (verified owner)

    Great with homemade soup.

  11. Imogen Graham (verified owner)

    Top notch delicious bread and it’s delivered – thank you Jamie!

  12. Sarah

    Jamie’s Sourdough is brilliant. I particularly love the seeded version and when picked up warm from the Deli it is hard to get it home in one piece! Good to know you can order to make sure there is a loaf left or get a home delivery. Another great Somerset product and there are plenty more in the Deli…

  13. Grace

    Jamie makes the best bread! We have a weekly delivery and it’s always warm out of the oven and utterly delicious! I have attended one of Jamies courses but it will never be as good as from the baker himself!

  14. Jenny

    These sourdough loaves are freshly made each morning and totally delicious. It’s safe to say a loaf doesn’t last long in our house!

  15. Jenny

    Jamie’s sourdough loaves are freshly made each morning and totally delicious. It’s safe to say a loaf doesn’t last long in our house!

  16. Colin Moore

    Sourdough is amazing.
    I went on the bread making course, enjoyed it so much, I signed up for the Sourdough course.
    Never baked in my life, learnt so much that I bake my own bread now.
    Will be going back for more courses when available.
    It is always a pleasant experience visiting Withies.

  17. Kate

    We’ve shopped at Jamie’s for years now for any number of excellent products, but particularly his delicious wholegrain sourdough bread – the best, plus, delivered to our door weekly by Jamie – what’s not to like!

  18. Steven

    I had to find a Tracebridge Sourdough alternative when they closed their bakery, and Withies Deli was highly recommended by two different people. I wish I had found them earlier – the sourdough is without a doubt the best I’ve ever had! I now have a regular delivery twice a week 🙂

  19. Liz

    Wonderful bread – especially when delivered warm! Delicious with Montgomery’s cheddar. Can say that everything we’ve had from Withies has been excellent.

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