Well after almost a decade in business, MillStone Bread in Cobourg is still cranking out the best bread in Ontario.
Using a large hand built wood fired brick oven, the incredibly talented baker / owner Doug is pumping out a staggering variety of fantastic breads. The baguettes are excellent, the crusty french actually crackles when bit into, and the farmers rye is absolutely delicious.
Special mention however must be reserved for his Vollkorn bread. It is possible the best bread I have ever eaten. A hardy dark bread that is dense and heavy but in the very best possible way. This bread is actually meant to be eaten over a number of days since the flavor continues to develop over time. A remarkable bread.
Every bread lover should make this place a destination, or a detour off the 401 at least. Every bread maker should come and see how bread baking should be done.
Just have a look at the pictures and play the video on his facebook page. BTW, that bread sound is also what you hear when chewing the crusty french !!
Half loaves are also often available and one can call ahead to reserve bread.
This place deserves A LOT of love.