The smell of pies, cakes and bread wafting down the street of Victoria's villages has been unchanged for generations. Food fads come and go, and through it all, the humble loaf emerges unscathed. Sliced and white, artisanal and sour dough, seeded and studded, there's room in the breadbox for it all.
History on toast
Nowhere is the baked association with history more apparent than at Redbeard Historic Bakery in Trentham, where the wood-fired, nineteenth century masonry oven is as much an attraction as the artisan pies, bread and cakes. If you like your bread with extras, you can watch the bakers at work, tour the historic bakery, and take a bread-making workshop.
Located in a former piggery within the lush surrounds of the Sherbrooke Forest, Burnham Bakery takes pride in making bread as our foremothers and forefathers did. Their master bakers take the best local ingredients and apply biodynamic and sustainable practices and plenty of flavour.
The good folk at Milawa Cheese Factory and Bakery's long-ago epiphany meant that the bread became just as important as the cheese with which it was eaten, combining for a match made in High Country.