Frequently asked questions

What is the Real Bread Campaign?

The Real Bread Campaign finds and shares ways of making bread better for you, better for communities and better for the planet. They define real bread as bread made without chemical raising agents, so-called processing aids, or any other additives.

Our Bertinet loaves never contain any artificial preservatives or added sugars and that’s why we are the first bread brand to be able to include the Real Bread Campaign sourdough mark on our packaging.

Are your breads suitable for vegan and vegetarians?

Yes, our breads are only made with a handful of plant-based ingredients.  Whilst our recipes don’t include any dairy, our bakery does handle milk and yoghurt.

Can I freeze your bread?

Yes, you can freeze our loaves to enjoy later. We thoroughly recommend it!  It should last a good three months. Just pop a slice in the toaster or defrost it at room temperature when you’re ready to eat.

What is the shelf life of your bread?

Our bread will stay fresh for up to 5 days. To keep your sourdough as fresh as possible make sure you keep the bag tightly sealed. We recommend using a bread bin and never store in the fridge.

Does your bread contain Baker’s yeast?

Our sourdough loaves don’t contain baker’s yeast.

Real sourdough relies on a starter – a mixture of water and flour – which we then add into our dough mixture.

We also make a focaccia. This isn’t a sourdough and does contain some Baker’s yeast.  The yeast is used to help the dough rise, giving the traditional air pockets so familiar in our focaccia.

Is your packaging recyclable?

Yes. Our plastic packaging can be recycled at supermarket collection points, just shake out any crumbs first.

We recommend checking guidance on the Recycle Now website.

Where can I buy Bertinet sourdough?

Check out our store locator to find your closest retailer.

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