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'.
'The best bakery in the world. This is all about heart, passion and a love for making great bread.' George Calombaris, MasterChef, 2013
RedBeard is famous for its organic, sourdough bread, baked in a huge wood-fired,19th century masonry oven. 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 Historic Bakery is a year-round destination, open Friday to Monday, 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 delicious coffee, sausage rolls, soups, salads, and a range of cakes and pastries. All food is made on the premises, using the historic oven.
Few bakeries in Australia create handmade, organic, sourdough bread. Even fewer use a 140 year old Scotch oven. RedBeard's simple doughs of organic flours, salt and water are hand-shaped using traditional techniques, and transformed by the alchemy of natural fermentation and wood fired baking into a range of loaves of outstanding colour, texture and flavour.
Extend your experience by taking a fascinating, behind-the-scenes, guided tour of the historic bakery. Large groups must book ahead.
Sunday workshops - where you can mix, shape and bake your own sourdough. Home baking equipment is available to purchase. Midweek workshops for groups larger than four. Bookings are essential.
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