National Sourdough Bread Day

Sourdough Bread Day, Flavor developmentNational Sourdough Bread Day

National Sourdough Bread Day takes place each year on April 1st. The day is meant to honor the long history and tradition of sourdough bread making. 

It is thought to have been invented sometime around 1500 BC, potentially making sourdough the oldest form of leavening - a substance that makes dough rise - in history. The combination of yeast and bacteria in the dough gives the bread its distinctive sour taste and also imparts the added benefit of preservation, which was a major plus in a world without refrigerators. 

Sourdough was brought to the west coast of the United States during the gold rush as its long-lasting nature made it ideal for prospectors making long treks into the wilderness to pan for gold. As a result of its popularity in the region, San Francisco eventually became synonymous with sourdough and it remains a significant part of the city’s culture to this day.  

National Sourdough Bread Day is often celebrated by making your own sourdough bread, but that isn’t something you can just decide to do on a Friday afternoon unless you already have a starter handy. If that feels a bit too ambitious, it’s also a great opportunity to support your favorite local bakery by picking up a fresh loaf to enjoy throughout the day.

Contact us today to spice up your next product with that little extra kick of flavor! 

What are you looking for?

Your cart