Review: Against the Grain Products
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Nov 10 2010

Review: Against the Grain Products

Seems I was missing out on a lot of amazing gluten-free products over the past few years. One of the first vendor’s booths I had the pleasure of visiting when I attended the Celiac Conference was that of Against the Grain Gourmet. It was only 7:45 AM, but I could smell pizza, and who passes up gluten-free pizza? Not I. I was able to sample the Nut-Free Pesto Pizza, Three-Cheese Pizza, Bagel and Baguette. I fell in love with the Nut-Free Pesto Pizza. Not that the Three-Cheese wasn’t good, it was, but pesto holds a special place in my heart. The texture and flavor of the crust left me wanting more. The Baguette and Bagel were equally as tasty.

Against the Grain Gourmet began in the summer of 2005 as a result of a long quest by Thomas & Nancy Cain. Family-owned and located in Brattleboro, VT, they bake all-natural artisan breads, pizza shells and pizzas in a 22,000 sq. ft. dedicated gluten-free facility. Additionally, their products contain no corn, rice, sugar, yeast, peanuts or tree nuts.

Against the Grain’s product line is pretty impressive. I am really interested in trying some of the different flavors of Bagels & Baguettes. Here is a list of products they make:

  • Baguettes – Original & Fresh Rosemary
  • Rolls – Original & Fresh Rosemary
  • Bagels – Sesame & Sun-dried Tomato/Basil
  • Pizza Shells – 12-inch shells
  • Pizza – Three-Cheese and Nut-Free Pesto
  • Against the Grain’s products are sold in many stores across the US. Click here to find a store near you. They don’t ship products directly to the consumer at this point in time. Here is more on why not:

    We get many inquiries and requests to sell directly to customers, either by mail order or via online sales. The challenges of shipping a frozen product directly to customers are significant.

    We have explored various shipping methods, but all require expensive, environmentally hostile packaging that runs counter to what we believe in as a company. The fastest way for us to get our products to the folks who want it is to concentrate on getting it into stores.

    We are not able to ship our products directly to customers at the present time.

    While it is somewhat disappointing that their products can’t be ordered online, I can certainly appreciate that they have recognized the issues & expenses that can arise with shipping frozen products and respect that they have concentrated on how to get their product in to stores & to the consumer.

    Have you had a chance to try any products from Against the Grain Gourmet? If so, what was it?

    Article Written by:

    Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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    Comments

    1. Ann says:

      My son has celiac disease and this is by far his favorite bread. Not so much for peanut butter and jelly but with lunchmeats. I think it is the cheese in it that he likes so well. Though I don’t have celiac disease I also really like the taste. I purchase it at Whole Foods. Have not seen their pizza there but I will check again next time I go.

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