RedBeard Historic Bakery is located in picturesque Trentham, between Woodend and Daylesford, just over an hour from Melbourne.
RedBeard won the Victorian Tourism Minister's Encouragement Award and was listed in Country Style Magazine's Top 100 Great Australian Travel Experiences. RedBeard also won the National Baking Industry Association's Baking Seal of Excellence as well as the NBIA Environmental Award.
RedBeard is famous for its certified organic, sourdough bread, baked in a huge, wood fired,19th century masonry oven. A viewing window lets you watch the artisan bakers at work. Enjoy delicious, contemporary Australian café food with excellent coffee, local wines, beers and ciders. Take home a loaf fresh out of the oven.
RedBeard is a year-round destination: open daily, including most public holidays, with a warm interior for winter and shady courtyard for summer. RedBeard is fully licensed, with a menu featuring local organic produce in season.
The menu changes regularly and includes barista quality coffee, hot breakfasts, truly excellent pies and sausage rolls, soups, salads, tasting plates, cakes, biscuits and a range of pastries. All food is made on the premises, using the historic oven.
Few bakeries in Australia create handmade, certified organic, sourdough bread. Even fewer use a 140 year old Scotch oven. RedBeard's simple doughs of organic flours, salt and water are handshaped using traditional techniques, and transformed by the alchemy of natural fermentation and woodfired baking into a range of loaves of outstanding colour, texture and flavour.
Extend your experience:
1. Take a fascinating, behind-the-scenes, guided tour of the historic bakery. Tours are free of charge to RedBeard café customers. Large groups must book ahead.
2. Mix, shape and bake your own sourdough. Sunday workshops for individuals. Midweek workshops for groups (minimum 4 people). Bookings essential. Home baking equipment is available to purchase.