Breads

At Le Quartier Bakery & Cafe, we take great pride in crafting the best, most authentic European style breads in the Midwest. All of our breads are made with artisan, enriched, non-bromated bread flour and we never use any preservatives—except for those found in naturally occurring acids in the pre-ferments of every loaf we make. Below is a list of our breads with a brief flavor profile and ideas on how you can use them. These are only a starting point though, so please use your imagination!

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Breads

Breads

Type Flavor Profile Eat with what?
Baguette or Parisian (Double sized baguette) Nutty, buttery after taste with a thin crust. Most versatile bread. Good for crostini, bruschetta, table bread, with soups or sandwiches.
Whole Wheat Baguette A wheaty version of our popular white baguette. Use it to make a cucumber sandwich or dip in your favorite hummus.
Rye Tangy, hints of burnt sugar (molasses). Perfect for shell fish, smoked salmon or anything pickled.
Ciabatta Light flavor, soft open crumb, hints of Yukon Gold potatoes and yogurt. Great for grilled sandwiches or a bratwurst bun.
Rustic Country (Pain de Campagne) Earthy robust, like a mushroom. Essence of balsamic vinegar, smoky. Thick chewy crust. Good with any soup, especially creamy (mushroom) soups. Soft cheeses, preserved meats (prosciutto, hard sausages) or red wine.
100% Whole Wheat Multi-Grain Strong wheat and earthy flavors. Good with soft cheeses, nut butters (Add slices of fresh figs or preserves for extra depth).
White Sourdough Mildly sour with notes of sour cream or cottage cheese. Perfect with jams or butter. Use to make dressing/croutons or grilled cheese sandwiches.
Whole Wheat Sourdough Moderate sour flavor, slightly stronger than the White Sourdough with a wheaty counterpart. Pair with roasted or grilled meats and creamy soups.
Cheddar Loaf Milky cheddar flavor. Eat with chili or apple butter. Makes a good side with savory breakfasts.
Blue Cheese Loaf Has a distinct blue cheese flavor. Believe us, it’s stinky! Try with smoky meats, roast beef, red wines (pinot noir) and pears. Would make a great BLT sandwich.
Jalapeno Jack Loaf Moderately spicy, made with fresh jalapenos. Would be nice with cream cheese and raspberry jam.
Olive Rosemary Sourdough Based on our white sourdough with black olives, green olives and fresh rosemary. Pair with Mediterranean food, tomato sauces or fish. Make a chicken salad sandwich with it.
Walnut Sourdough Base on our white sourdough with walnuts (makes it turn purple). Pile on the blue cheese, goat cheese, hard cheeses or dark chocolate.

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