Italian Bread Loaf

Essential Baking Co.

Italian Bread Loaf

Essential Baking Co.

With a chewy crumb, soft crust, and a dusting of flour, this traditional Italian bread is great for soaking up a hearty stew.

Sustainable goodness

The Essential Baking Company has been organic since its founding in 1996. Their mission is to prepare all of their baked goods with real ingredients, without preservatives or artificial ingredients.

  • Certified USDA Organic

16 oz

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Why we love it

100% organic and made with no preservatives, this hearty loaf also comes in Essential FreshSeal™ packaging. This means its freshness is locked in for months, not days, and you can store it unopened in your pantry without needing to freeze it. Bake or grill it when you're ready, and be rewarded with a warm and soft Italian loaf in minutes.


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Contains wheat. Produced in a facility that uses wheat, eggs, milk, soy, sesame and tree nuts.


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How it does good

Preserving the freshness of their quality loaves

About a third of all food produced in the world is wasted, and over 20 pounds of food per person is wasted monthly in the US alone. When the Essential Baking Company realized that fresh bread that isn't sold in the store at the end of the day is thrown away, they were determined to reduce waste. They came up with the Essential FreshSeal™, extending the bread's shelf-life and allowing people to enjoy their delicious loaves for longer. It's all part of their work to make nourishing foods in a positive way, with a small environmental footprint.

  • responsible sourcing

    The Essential Baking Company has made it their mission to support local farmers. They buy their organic flour from Fairhaven Mill in Sakgit Valley and Rodger's Flour, a small group of millers in Canada. Essential Baking Company also use artisan techniques like hand-forming loaves of bread and using all-natural starters, keeping the ingredients list simple and clean.
  • low carbon footprint

    Their Essential FreshSeal™ packaging extends the shelf-life of their bread, locking in freshness for months and reducing bread waste. Essential Baking Company also donates their overbake bread on a daily basis to food banks, non-profits, and organizations in need.
  • supporting key causes

    They donate money to organizations such as PCC Farmland Trust, Mary's Place, and Camp Korey, to name a few. To date, they've donated around $21k to organizations like these.
  • BPA Free
  • Certified Non-GMO

How to use it

Bake or grill the Italian bread loaf for 12-15 minutes. Serve warm.

When you're done...

Their FreshSeal™ packaging is recyclable through TerraCycle by following our special instructions.

These are general guidelines for broadly-recyclable materials. Check with your local recycler to confirm what they take.

About the Brand

Essential Baking Co.

Essential Baking Co.

Established in 1994, the Essential Baking Company is the first local, certified organic, artisan bakery in Seattle, still delivering fresh artisan breads. They're commited to serving their community with quality baked goods. They work to nourish the body and soul of their community by making wholesome food in a way that's both environmentally and socially responsible.
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