A FAMILY-owned bakery boasting 22 different types of sourdough has announced it will be opening a new store after returning home to Cornwall. 

The Scorrier-based, Peber sourdough bakery will be opening its doors on March 5, St Piran's Day, and will be celebrating the occasion with a loaf named after St Piran, made from activated charcoal and representing the Cornish flag, complete with a white cross on the top.

Julie Canale, who along with husband Francois and son Anthony, will be running the bakery, told The Packet: "This is an exciting time for our family as we return to my homeland of Kernow.

"Initially from the food and hospitality sector where with my husband we had different food business in different countries, a global overview to foods. Our international travels have given us an open mindedness and a thirst to make and share good foods."

Having spent several years both abroad and up-country, the family said they were pleased to be returning to their roots and able to share their love of baking with the people of Cornwall.

Falmouth Packet: Anthony baking sourdough Anthony baking sourdough (Image: Peber Sourdough Bakery)

Julie continued: "I am from Porthleven, and my family, the Gilberts were shipbuilders and well known for their craftmanship. Something I have inherited and also passed on to my son Anthony.

"He trained as an artisan baker in France.  Anthony’s passion for bread has also led him to work in prestigious bakeries including Harrods.

"We are passionate about Cornwall, sourdough, and great food and during my diaspora I promoted Cornwall wherever I went, spreading the culture and being just a fine Cornish maid. There are people in the South of France who now use the term ‘dreckly’…

"The time has come to return home. What better way to do this than bringing skills, innovation, employment, and business to Cornwall in the guise of Peber sourdough bakery."

You can find the Peber Sourdough Bakery at Unit 4, Cornwall Business Park, West Scorrier. from March 5.