RedBeard Historic Bakery

RedBeard Historic Bakery

Trentham, VIC 3458
Member since 2016
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  • 74 Classes
  • 546 Students
  • 99 Reviews

We bake handmade, authentic sourdough in a 19th century woodfired scotch oven in Trentham, central Victoria. Cafe, tours and classes.

Our authentic sourdoughs are leavened with a natural, wild culture of yeasts and healthy bacteria. We don’t use bakers’ yeast, preservatives or any other additives.

Our loaves are made with organic flour, shaped by hand and baked in a woodfired oven, built in 1891 - one of only a handful of Scotch ovens still operating in Australia.

‘The best bakery in the world. It’s been a privilege to be inside. This is all about heart, passion and a love for making great bread.’ George Calombaris, MasterChef, 2013

‘I had RedBeard sourdough for breakfast and it was absolutely delicious. RedBeard is doing a wonderful job to promote the resurgence of authentic sourdough and artisan woodfired baking.’ Maggie Beer, legendary cook and restaurateur, 2010

‘It’s relaxed and charming, the location is gorgeous and their bread is fantastic.’ The Age, 2011

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Terms & Conditions

Bookings may be refunded or moved to another available date up to two weeks before the date booked.

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at RedBeard Historic Bakery or organised by RedBeard Historic Bakery must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by RedBeard Historic Bakery.


I agree to give RedBeard Historic Bakery unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at RedBeard Historic Bakery classes and events or on RedBeard Historic Bakery's premises. (For use of RedBeard Historic Bakery marketing materials).


RedBeard Historic Bakery requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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18 November 2019 • Redbeard Historic Bakery Bread Baking Workshop

What a day! I loved absolutely everything about this experience, and was sad to leave at the end! I'd say the workshop is a must for anyone with an interest in or passion for baking bread. John's expertise and guidance throughout the day was invaluable, and he has so, so much knowledge to share. No question was too silly or trivial, and I walked away having learned more than I was ever expecting - and the tricks about how to translate what was learnt in the bakery to a home environment are especially useful! I'm now counting down the days until the leaven we created is ready for its first bake! I cannot recommend this workshop highly enough. (And the fact that the fruit bun upon arrival and lunch were incredibly delicious is just an added bonus!)


08 September 2019 • Redbeard Historic Bakery Bread Baking Workshop

What a fantastic experience! I had the best day....the class was informative and interesting and very hands on which was great. It is a charming bakery with fantastic food and very friendly staff. Al is a wonderful teacher and I am really looking forward to making my own bread when my leaven is ready to go. Thank you to all who made this a special and memorable experience for me.


22 August 2019 • Redbeard Historic Bakery Bread Baking Workshop

Everyone should get to this workshop, it is inspirational about natural food and health. The day is very very enjoyable and packed with activity and learning. the outcome [bread we baked] was truly sensational. The lunch and hospitality was first class.

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