Milawa Factory Bakery was our first stop in Victoria. This was a real suprise. Milawa is a North Eastern rural community. The closest regional centre is Wangaratta, 26 km's away.
Jay manages the bakery with his brother, Adam, who was overseas during our visit. Jay and partner, Hannah, showed us around and were keen to tell-all about their approach to making sourdough.
The bakers are strongly influenced by surrounding wine and cheese industries, in-depth technical research and hands-on experience in France. They use poolish and biga methods (with bakers yeast) and "feeds", which are 100% sourdough.