Self-taught home baker passionate about making bread using natural yeast and adding seasonal ingredients.

Here’s a sketch of Mike at the Monday market in Kirkby Stephen by customer and friend Ken Martin

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Multi award winning microbakery based in the Eden Valley, Cumbria.


Ivy Cottage Baker - Bronze (1)Ivy Cottage Baker - Silver (1)C&W Bread Heroes 2020

Breadhero roll of honour 2020

Ivy Cottage Baker looking for inspiration for the next bake