Gueulard wood fired ovens for bakery

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Authentic handmade wood ovens from French tradition :

Genuine masonry wood-fired oven, directly heated by traditional French "gueulard", which gives the right to the appellation "bread baked over a wood fire oven".

The "gueulard oven" appeared at the end of the 19th century, and represents a major evolution of the "gallo-roman oven" where, to heat the oven, it is necessary to lay the wood directly on the baking floor.

The top firing system gueulard is based on the creation of a lower firebox with wood which communicates through an upper opening in the baking chamber. The flame thus rises vertically and is redirected horizontally by means of an orientable cast iron piece called the "gueulard". 

At that time and today, the practical advantages of the firebox and the gueulard are considerable. They have the advantage that the wood is no longer in direct contact with the baking chamber. This eliminates the tedious work of loading wood into the baking chamber, and the baking chamber can be deburred and cleaned more quickly. This also increases production and reduces wood consumption.

After 1950 a great number of wood-fired ovens were demolished, due to the invasion of metal ovens and new bread-making methods, making the baker's job easier. 
Today, the appeal of the wood-fired oven is different. Consumers are looking for healthy, traditional products and are vigilant about the environmental approach.

In real wood-fired ovens, the baking quality is inimitable due to the design of the baking chamber. It is entirely made of terracotta. This terracotta does not release any harmful substances and guarantees the food exceptional aromas and a healthy environment even at very high temperatures. Terracotta, for its ability to confiscate and slowly diffuse heat, guarantees perfect baking for bread and all other products. 

The wood-fired oven, because of its natural and renewable fuel, its authenticity, and the values such as tradition and conviviality that it shares, will be the result of your artisanal know-how and will highlight your work to the consumer.