One of the biggest names in milling and baking, Bellegarde is a wholesale bakery that sells its acclaimed bread to over 100 businesses around New Orleans. The bakery has found plenty of success with its breads – so much so that in the first half of 2019 it will open its first retail space that will offer breads plus flours, pizza dough, and other baking staples.
On Tuesday, December 11, Bellegarde announced that it had launched an online store that will sell its stone-milled flour across the country. Several freshly milled grains will be available: buckwheat flour, durum flour, rye flour, organic red wheat flour, corn meal, and corn grits.
“Bread at Bellegarde is made entirely by hand using only the best and freshest ingredients,” says Graison Gill, owner of Bellegarde. “We purchase most of our grains and baking ingredients directly from the people who make them—whether that’s salt from Avery Island, olive oil from Texas Olive Ranch or our heirloom corn, which has been grown by the same family in Alabama since 1875. We mill our flour fresh, unlike any other bakery in the region, to ensure that our customers receive the best products made with local ingredients, lots of nutrition and even more flavor.”
All of Bellegard's flours and grits will be sold in 2.5-pound bags and cost $10 each. They will be shipped once a week on Thursdays. There is also a 25-pound bag available for wholesale customers. In addition to the aforementioned products, Bellegarde sell aprons, T-shirts, and bread knives through its online store.