Joint Supreme Champion 2022, Double Scottish Bread Championship Champion at Royal Highland Show 2021, and Champion 2019. Wild Hearth Bakery is an exceptional wood-fired artisan bakery on the edge of the highlands created by John Castley, Baker & Founder.
…but, please be aware they do not currently retail from the bakery
Slow Food Scotland Bakery of the Year 2021.
The community where these wonderful breads are made is collection of up-cycled WW2 Nissen Huts accommodating a range of enterprises alongside a colourful and plentiful array of allotments, one of which has a selection of heritage grains that John has planted and which Comrie Primary School is visiting to see its progress from soil to sandwich.
All John’s breads are created slowly, using nature and natural ingredients. They take many long hours to ferment resulting in fabulous flavours throughout his extensive range of products from ciabatta to croissants, seasonal stollen to seriously fruit & sesame (one of his Champion loaves).
You can buy Wild Hearth products:
- directly via web shop for home delivery (£5 delivery fee – minimum order £20)
- via your local community bread co-op (minimum order £10) – see JOIN A CO-OP for further information
- at a retailer – You can find our bread and pastries at retailers shown on the map
- at selected Perth & Dundee farmers’ markets
You can order Wild Hearth breads and pastries online here
John also runs popular Sourdough Courses so keep an eye open for his next one over on his weblink. Gift Vouchers also available.
As mentioned, John excelled at the Scottish Bread Championship 2021…
JOINT SUPREME CHAMPION
Wild Hearth Bakery – Seriously Fruit & Sesame
Wild Hearth Bakery – Scotland The Bread Wholemeal
CLASS 1: Classic Sourdough Bread – using flour, water and salt
GOLD – Wild Hearth Bakery – Rustic French Country & Tinned Yorkshire Wholewheat
SILVER – Wild Hearth Bakery – Yorkshire Wholewheat Loaf
& ‘White’ Sourdough
CLASS 2: Enriched Sourdough bread – with additions of seeds, fruit etc.
GOLD – Wild Hearth Bakery – Seriously Fruit & Sesame, & Sourdough Christmas Stollen
BRONZE – Wild Hearth Bakery – Fig and Walnut Sourdough & Sourdough Rosemary Focaccia
CLASS 3: Bread from Scottish-grown grain, milled in Scotland
GOLD – Wild Hearth Bakery – Scottish Lowland Rye
CLASS 4: Breads reflecting Scotland’s food culture e.g. made with historic grains
GOLD – Wild Hearth Bakery – Sourdough Barmbrack
SILVER – Wild Hearth Bakery – Scottish Bere Barley Bread
BRONZE – Wild Hearth Bakery – ‘White’ Sourdough Scottish Plain Loaf
& Wholemeal Sourdough Scottish Plain Loaf
CLASS 5: A Bread excelling in nutritional quality
GOLD – Wild Hearth Bakery – Scotland The Bread Wholemeal
BRONZE – Wild Hearth Bakery – Oat & Rye Schrotbrot
CLASS 6: Bread using fully Certified Organic ingredients
BRONZE – Wild Hearth Bakery – Oat Porridge bread
….and Gold, Silver & Bronze in 2022 as well with JOINT SUPREME CHAMPION for his Panettone (pictures in foreground)