What is Artisan?

Have you ever stopped to ask yourself exactly what is artisan? We hear the term being tossed around for everything from shoes to beer to bread these days. But, at La Brea Bakery, we believe the selection of ingredients, patience required during development, and an all-natural starter are what truly set artisan breads apart. 

  1. Nothing Added. Everything Gained.  From the finest flour to the most wholesome grains, artisan bread uses the highest quality ingredients, with no preservatives, and no additives.
  2. Ready. Set. Slow. In the artisan bread making process, it takes over 36 hours to perfect one loaf.
  3. You Get Out, What You Put In. Artisan breads made with all natural starters rely on enzymes to break down gluten in the flour while fermenting.

The Webster’s Dictionary definition of artisan is:

2a person or company that produces something (such as cheese or wine) in limited quantities often using traditional methods often used before another noun 

  • Artisanbreads

We don’t think it’s an accident that Webster’s example of artisan includes bread.  There’s so much more behind your favorite artisan bread than a trendy adjective, of course.  We hope the next time you bite into our crunchy baguette, you notice the simple marriage of ingredients and time. It’s all in the details, after all.