There’s nothing quite as satisfying as a freshly baked loaf of good quality bread! The crisp, chewy crust and soft, fluffy center makes the bread a delight to eat, and it’s no wonder that it has been one of the world’s foremost staple foods for thousands of years. Europe has produced hundreds of different varieties of bread, ones that especially influence the type of bread we have here in the USA, so it is only natural that at NetCost Market we have a focus on delivering high-quality and authentic bread that mirrors the quality found in European artisan bakeries. Here are some of our favorites!
Bocatta: Bocatta is an authentic soft Italian white farmhouse loaf. Its chewy exterior and light fluffy center are similar to a French Baguette, but its square shape means there is much more fluffy goodness in the middle to enjoy! It goes perfectly well with cold meats such as Parma ham or Milano salami, or simply some seasoned olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Dark Ciabatta: Sticking with the Italian theme, we also offer a tasty Dark Italian Ciabatta. With a harder texture and richer flavor than the Bocatta, this bread compliments soups and rich Italian stews very well and is also perfect for making a tasty bruschetta.
Rye Bread: Rye bread is one of the most popular loaves of bread in the north of Europe. It has a richer flavor than traditional wheat breads making it a great compliment for cured ham, strong cheese or even pickles. As it is not made from wheat, rye is naturally gluten-free and so is a great option for those on a gluten-free diet. What’s more, rye bread has a higher fiber content than wheat bread, making this coarse yet fully-flavored loaf a very healthy option indeed!
French Baguette: The French baguette is the archetypal European bread. It is soft and fluffy on the inside and crusty and chewy on the outside. Its shape, long and thin, means there is a high crust to center ratio maximizing the chewiness, but also making it the perfect option for subs of all sizes!
Sourdough Bread: The term sourdough simply means bread that has been made using a sourdough starter, a mixture of natural flour and water that develops a high concentration of naturally occurring yeast when left to ferment. This technique is the original method used for bread across Europe, and artisan bread makers still believe it brings the best flavor and texture to a loaf. Our sourdough loaves are made in the traditional way, so why not see if you can really tell the difference by trying one today?
NetCost Market brings a bit of Europe to the shores of the US, and one of the major cultural imports is great quality bread. Using traditional techniques, expert bakers and only the finest ingredients, all of our in-house baked loaves mimic the quality and flavor of their European counterparts to a tee! Come in store today to explore our extensive and exciting range of European breads, and we ensure you will leave finding something you love!