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"To Educate you on the Art of Sourdough Baking. "

nourishing your life with organic and ancient grains, and exploring the Sourdough science and health benefits to ease gluten sensitivity."

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The most comprehensive way to start your sourdough journey in Gold Coast or Brisbane. Join our live workshops, where theory meets hands-on practice, complemented by snacks and drinks, and enjoy ongoing support through our dedicated group. 

Start your sourdough journey affordably by delving yourself into the science of sourdough bacteria and learning about their lifecycle. This option includes troubleshooting guidance, enabling you to create your own sourdough starter in just 8-10 days.

Discover how to master sourdough remotely with lifetime access to our comprehensive online course. Learn to craft sourdough bread from scratch, starting with your very own sourdough starter. Enhance your expertise with 9 bonus videos, gain access to our supportive community, and enjoy the peace of mind with our 30-day money-back guarantee

Kickstart your sourdough journey with our comprehensive kits. Each kit includes a dehydrated sourdough starter, a step-by-step guide on reactivating the starter, access to our support group, and more essentials to begin your baking adventure

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Meet the Founder

Chef Roberto Giammellucca

Thanks for visiting The Sourdough Science Academy.


This is an idea born from the desire to spread awareness of Sourdough and its health benefits.

When I first started making my own Sourdough Starter it was a success after few trials and this is because I had the knowledge and understanding of wheat flour and its enzymatic composition and I have studied the bacteria’s metabolic reactions .

I am a Qualified Italian Pizzaiolo, Chef and Baker, I have been taught to study the Science behind the kneading process of Pizza, Bread and any other kinds of doughs.

I have been experimenting for many years and I am now ready and keen to share the knowledge and my founding with you all.

I will show you how to bake bread, pizza and any other sourdough related goods with the use of natural and organic ingredients and Ancient Grains.

I also love to socialise and share my food with everyone that is why I also offer Pizza Catering for Parties, Birthdays, Functions and Private events. 

Welcome to The Sourdough Science Academy, 

your Sourdough Journey has just started.


Just a thought...

I believe that there has never been better time then NOW for 

🥖 learn how to make your own bread , 

🥦 learn how to grow you own veggies and trying to be self sufficient as much as possible

With the 

❌food shortages we see nowadays, 


❌rates and 

❌inflation going up, 

✅ SAVING Money comes as priority in our daily life and it is a vital skills to protect ourselves.

I am so blessed 😇 to be able to contribute to help people with my knowledge and skills.

This is my main focus with my Academy… helping people having bread on their table at low cost with the maximum health benefits and without the use of expensive equipment.

Are you ready to start baking your own delicious Sourdough Bread?

What other says about us

Based on 228 Reviews

Fantastic and very informative class. Walked away feeling confident to bake my own loaves with the first 2 being a great success. Such a wonderful afternoon. Thank you Roberto

Agnieszka Palak
Jul 7, 2024

Roberto is very knowledgeable about sourdough and passionate about sharing his knowledge with the participants of the course. The workshop was well paced, fun, it contained relevant information and the supporting materials are easy to follow to repeat the process at home. I would recommend this workshop to anyone who wants to learn how to bake delicious and healthy bread.

Peter Stapleton
Jul 7, 2024

Roberto runs a fantastic sourdough bread making workshop. It’s not just about how to make the bread but also about the science, health benefits and general ways to improve our health and well being by making our own healthy bread. Grazie Roberto!

Wendie Innes
Jul 7, 2024

This was a very well presented class. It was a hands on, interactive class on learning to make sourdough bread. Roberto is a great teacher and I left feeling well equipt to make my own bread. I highly recommend this class to everyone who would like to learn how to make sourdough bread.

Debra Shapiro
Jul 7, 2024

I really enjoyed The Sourdough Science Academy. It’s a wonderful hands on experience with Roberto at the helm. He’s a sourdough master, generous with his knowledge and makes the class fun as the few hours we are there goes by very quickly. I highly recommend this class and look forward to the pizza dough class next.

Truly the gold standard of pizza bases demonstrated by a real sourdough chef in a fantastic setting. Loved the experience and all the support offered afterwards.

Michelle Kennedy
Jun 26, 2024

Enjoyed a fun and informative pizza making class over the weekend to add to the sourdough bread class from earlier this year. Looking forward to perfecting the skills at home.

May 29, 2024

What a great way to spend a Saturday! I’ve tried before on my own but now I have so much better understanding of the processes, I can’t wait to make bread each week

Carolyn Byham
May 28, 2024

What a fantastic and fun class! Roberto explained the process in detail and made it very easy to understand. Went home with extra dough and a little recipe/instruction card for future reference. Highly recommend this class for anyone interested in baking a delicious, nutritous pizza


The Sourdough Science Academy

Hello everyone,

I wanted to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude for the wonderful feedback from our Sourdough Bread Workshop last Saturday at Helensvale. 🌟 

I’m truly humbled and overjoyed that 6 out of 10 students took the time to leave us such glowing 5-star reviews! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Your kind words and positive feedback mean the world to me. Knowing that you had an amazing experience and found value in the class makes all the hard work and dedication worthwhile. It’s incredibly rewarding to see our community of sourdough enthusiasts grow and thrive.

Swipe through our collage to read the beautiful reviews from our amazing students. Each one of you brings so much energy and passion to the workshop, and it’s a privilege to share this journey with you.

If you missed this class, don’t worry! We have more workshops coming up, and I’d love for you to join us. Visit our website to book your spot and become part of our supportive and inspiring community.

Thank you once again for your trust, enthusiasm, and support. Let’s continue baking and making a positive impact together!

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🌟 Flash Sale Alert! 🌟

Hello, Sourdough Lovers! 🍞

I’m thrilled to offer you an irresistible deal: $40 off our Sourdough Bread Workshop at Coopers Plain, but hurry, it’s for the next 24 hours only! 🕒✨

Workshop Details: 📍 Location: Sweet Way Bakery School, Coopers Plain @sweetway_ev 
📅 Date: Thursday, July 18th
⏰ Time: 10 AM to 2 PM

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3. Act fast – this offer expires on Friday, July 12th!

Dive deep into the art of sourdough, from perfecting the crumb to making it more digestible for those with gluten sensitivities. 🌾❤️

Sourdough bread-making isn’t just baking; it’s a journey into healthier eating and a deeper connection with our food. Join us and learn the secrets of sourdough at a significantly reduced price!

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity. I can’t wait to welcome you to our workshop and explore the wonderful world of sourdough together!

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This deal is not valid in conjunction with other offers and is valid for new bookings only.

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🍕✨ Discover the Art of Sourdough Pizza at TAFE Robina! ✨🍕

Join us on Saturday, July 13th, from 9 AM to 3 PM for an unforgettable culinary adventure! 

Perfect for both beginners and seasoned bakers, our Sourdough Pizza Masterclass with Chef Roberto will take your pizza-making skills to the next level.

🔥 What’s on the Menu?
* Sourdough Starter 101: Learn the fundamentals of creating and maintaining a sourdough starter, the heart of any great sourdough pizza.

* Hands-On Dough Techniques: Dive into the process of mixing, kneading, and shaping dough to perfection, mastering both Neapolitan and Roman styles.

* Wood-Fired Perfection: Experience the magic of baking your pizzas in a wood fire oven, achieving that authentic, crispy crust.

* Takeaway Treasures: Head home with your own sourdough starter, two dough balls ready to bake, and the confidence to recreate these delicious pizzas anytime.

🎓 Secure Your Spot: Spaces are limited and filling up fast! Don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity. 

To book, visit the TAFE website:

Class Fee: $190. Embark on a journey from dough to delectable under the expert guidance of Chef Roberto. We can’t wait to see you there! 🍕❤️

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Proofing Basket ✨ Best Tip for Lifetime Maintenance:

To keep your bannettons in perfect condition, place them in the oven after baking. Be cautious and only put them inside once the oven has cooled down but still warm. This ensures complete dryness and prevents mold. 🧺🔥

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Our highly anticipated oval and round bannetton proofing baskets are finally here! These beauties are perfect for giving your sourdough the ideal shape and texture. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting your baking journey, these bannettons are a must-have!

🌟 Why Choose Our Bannettons?

•	Ideal for both oval and round loaves
	•	Helps create beautiful, artisan-style sourdough
	•	Perfect fit for a loaf of about 800/900g
	•	We know exactly what you need and can help with your purchase

Ready to take your baking to the next level? Visit our online shop now and be among the first to get your hands on these fantastic proofing baskets! 🛒✨

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🌾 Fresh Flour Alert! 🌾

We’re thrilled to announce that our new stock of certified organic flour has just arrived! 

🌟 Why Choose Our Flour?

	•	Certified organic
	•	Stoneground for superior quality
	•	Sourced locally from Australian wheat
	•	Available in 12.5 kg, 5 kg, and 1 kg packages

Sourced from the best: Kialla and Wholegrain Milling, ensuring the highest quality for your baking creations. 🍞✨

What makes our shop different? 😍

	•	Convenient pickup options in Coomera
	•	Pickup during our classes at 7 different locations from Brisbane to the Gold Coast
	•	Shipping available for your convenience

+ have a question on the flour for your baking needs? Ask Chef Roberto he will be happy to reply to you and guiding you to purchase the best flour for your needs 😉

Ready to bake the best sourdough ever? Visit our online shop now and stock up on these premium flours! 🛒🌾

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🌾 Looking for an easy yet efficient way to bake sourdough bread successfully every time? 🌾

Join the most rated Sourdough Bread Workshop!

Get ready for a delightful and educational experience at our Sourdough Bread Workshop, happening next week :

📅 Date: June 6th
🕒 Time: 3 - 7 pm
📍 Location: Funny Bone Coffee, Helensvale 

Spots are limited and we only have a few left! 

Don’t miss your chance to learn the art of sourdough baking, meet like-minded bread enthusiasts, and create something truly special with your own hands. 🙌 

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🍞💪 Wild Crumb Without the Mixer! 

✨ For a long time, I thought that achieving a wild crumb was only possible by kneading with a mixer to fully develop the gluten. But I proved myself wrong! After many experiments, I’ve achieved an incredible open wild crumb by kneading by hand.

💡 If you don’t have a mixer, don’t worry—you can definitely do it! While a mixer can shorten the handling time and help develop gluten more quickly with less touching of the dough, mastering hand-kneading is a true baker’s triumph.

🏆 Taking on the challenge of hand-kneading will elevate your skills and give you a sense of pride and accomplishment.

❤️ Let’s embrace the process and show that with determination and passion, you can create amazing bread with just your hands!

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⬇️ Let me know in the comments below ⬇️

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