Puratos USA Presents: The Quest for Sourdough Workshop

The Quest for Sourdough is all about keeping the sourdough story alive for future generations. After all, sourdough has been around for thousands of years, and everyone has their own way of doing it.

And now, it’s your turn!

In order to keep the tradition alive and inspire the next generation of bakers, food scientists, and food engineers, Puratos USA invites teens (ages 14+) to join us for our virtual Quest for Sourdough Summer Workshop! 

In this 5-session program, join Puratos experts to learn all about the science of sourdough before creating your very own uniquely delicious sourdough loaf!

Please note:

  • This camp will be conducted using Zoom. Participants must have access to a computer or tablet device to participate. 
  • As part of the camp, if you register by 6/25, you will receive: 
  1. A Sourdough Starter Kit containing: a mason jar, a bag of flour, a measuring cup, a banneton, a kitchen towel & a Puratos bowl scraper. 
  2. Flavor Mill Loaf - Once you receive your kit, the bread must be kept in the freezer until the session on 7/24.

Learn more about each session below!

Welcome & Science of Sourdough 

Saturday, July 10th @ 10:00am-11:30am

Topics included in this session include: 

  • Intro to Sourdough 
  • Starting your sourdough starter with the help of Puratos Technical Advisor Jason Tucker
  • Meeting Puratos USA's Sourdough Starter, Penny
  • and more!
Flavors of Sourdough

Saturday, July 24th @ 10:00am-11:30am

Topics included in this session include: 

  • Sourdough Starter Check-in
  • Discover the flavors of sourdough with Puratos' Bakery Experts Michael Gleason & Alex De Los Reyes 
  • and more!
Baking Bread 101/Baking with Sourdough Discard

Thursday, August 12th @ 6:00pm-7:30pm

Topics included in this session include: 

  • The science behind bread baking and Sourdough with Connie Macri
  • A teaser to the Sourdough Library 
  • Using your Sourdough Starter to create your own, unique sourdough loaf with the help of Puratos Technical Advisor Jason Tucker!
  • A demonstration of sourdough starter recipes - yes, you can make something other than bread with your sourdough starter!
  • and more!
Quest for Sourdough 

Thursday, August 26th @6:00-7:30pm

Topics included in this session include: 

  • A tour of the Sourdough Library from Belgium
  • Register your sourdough for a chance to become one of the 2000+ sourdoughs currently in the library
  • and more!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Yelena Wermers (ywermers@puratos.com) or Nicole Savio (nsavio@puratos.com)