The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts


danmar7's picture


Based on family connections, I have asked for relatives to bring yeast from England and France.  An interested party asked why?  I said that it made the bread taste like the country it came from.  Which prompted the question, what makes yeast taste different, place to place?

Mebake's picture

Your are talking about Sourdough Wild Yeast..? (As in a starter)? or commercial yeast.. ? or fresh (cake) yeast? Fresh and sourdough yeast soes impart some unique flavor.. but commercial instant or dry yeast has nothing special to offer.. it is essentially a single strain of yeast extracted from beer industry.. dried, and packaged.


Chuck's picture

...the bread taste like the country it came from...

It's often more a matter of the flour (and also the recipe:-).

Good luck though! I fully expect your experiences making breads that taste like they came from somewhere else will be eagerly followed by lots of folks here on TFL.