welcome to the cotswold flour baking club

We are on a mission to promote baking of all kinds, encourage new bakers by sharing knowledge and develop new ideas and recipes for the next generation of bakers!

We need your help to share your baking journeys, get involved with the baking club events and show your passion for all things baking.

Within this Cotswold Flour Baking Club page will find details of our competitions and giveaways, access to our upcoming events, links to our favourite recipes and latest blogs, as well a Forum to ask and answer any baking questions you have!

Juliet Sear visits the Matthews Cotswold Flour Mill for a tour with Bertie Matthews! 

If you missed this on ITV, you can watch it on catch up here:

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Live Q&A session with Bertie and Paul Matthews

We held a live Q&A session with Bertie and Paul Matthews on 17th June, they discussed wheat types and how it makes a difference to your bakes; why they love spelt; where their grain comes from; and what’s special about everyone’s favourite Cotswold Crunch flour.

Catch up on the full broadcast here:


Wow thank you for all sending us such delicious recipes using Matthews Cotswold Flour! Click on the button below to view our recipes page with cakes, bread, sourdough start, and many more, and to submit your own.

The CFBC Members Forum - Ask us anything!

We’re creating this space with the goal of bringing our keenest club members together (with a side helping of our team’s expertise). Baking professionals from the Matthews Mill will be online regularly to answer your questions and facilitate communication between members. 

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Wheat ripening

Wholemeal, Whole Grain, Whole Wheat, Whole What?

The terms wholemeal, whole grain, and whole wheat are used interchangeably in different countries. In the UK, people refer to full grain related products as wholemeal, while people in the United States refer to these products as whole grain or whole wheat. While these terms have similar definitions, there are


Elaine’s Enriched Foodbod Master Recipe Sourdough

Notes from Elaine: I’m so excited about this post, I’ve really enjoyed making and testing these loaves… I hope you like it too! Every bread in this post has been made using my master recipe to create enriched doughs and loaves… they’re beautiful and shiny and they smell amazing; the

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Exclusive tours of the mill​

Due to the recent events, we have had to pause tours of the Matthews Cotswold Flour mill. We will be in contact with more details when these are up and running again.


This offer is exclusive to Cotswold Baking Club Members. The day consists of intro teas and coffees and a presentation by one of the Matthews on the history and provenance of the mill. You will then be invited to take a tour of the mill learning how the milling process works and has changed over the years.

You will see each stage of the journey from grain testing, milling, packing and finally baking. We will have one of our bakers prepare some sample loaves to taste. 

Ensure you sign up to the baking club and look out for notifications for when we are able to run the tours of the mill again.

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Baking Club Mission 1: Taste of Italy

We need your help!

Due to the recent events, we have had to pause our Baking Club Missions. We will be in contact with more details when these are up and running again.

Matthews Cotswold Flour are currently working on some new and exciting products, and we need our Cotswold Flour Baking Club expertise. We have produced some trial samples of a new authentic Italian grown and milled premium pizza flour to add to our range.

We are looking for volunteers to trial bake a number of flour samples and give us feedback on the best results. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, please apply below. We will send you some free flour, a recipe and a feedback form. 

On completion we would like to offer 20% off your next order and some free giveaways!

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