Ciabatta

This Italian speciality, that originates from the northern Italian province of Lombardy, is crusty and has a marvellously light crumb structure. It is made with olive oil, which gives it a Mediterranean flavour and a soft, delicate texture. In 1982 a small band of dedicated flour experts got together to talk about dough. One of them, Arnoldi Cavallari, a miller in his late forties became especially excited. For years, Rome could only look on in horror as large-scale baguette imports from France threatened to monopolize the lucrative Italian sandwich industry. It was time to hit back with an equally commercially viable product. That’s how Cavallari came up with the Ciabatta Polesano. It was hailed as the bread that saved Italy, and since then it has rocked the sandwich world.

Puratos ingredients to create Ciabatta

O-tentic Durum

O-tentic is an active bakery component based on sourdough. It is characterised by a typical Mediterranean taste profile, and by such adapted to make premium authentic crusty bread.

Sapore Fidelio

Sapore Fidelio is a pasteurised liquid wheat sourdough for the creation of typical San Francisco sourdough bread

S500CL

A multi-purpose clean label improver formulated with the latest patent-pending enzyme technologies.

Soft'r Intens Freshness

Intens Freshness is a modular solution that improves the freshness of bakery products.

Sapore Traviata

Sapore Traviata is a mild rye sourdough in powder form, designed for French and Italian style breads.

Sapore Rigoletto

Sapore Rigoletto is a wheat sponge in powder form with a toasted flavour profile.

Soft'r Intens Resilience

Intens Resilience is a modular solution that enhances the resilience of soft bakery products, helping them to gain their original shape after compression.

Sapore Othello

Sapore Othello is an all natural rye sourdough in powder form.

Discover our Ciabatta recipes

Ciabatta O-tentic

Recipe to bake Ciabatta using O-tentic Durum