WILLIAMSTOWN -- Berkshire Innovations, LLC., manufacturer of the Brød & Taylor Folding Proofer & Yogurt Maker, announced that it has released a 240v version of the product for international distribution.
The countertop proofer simplifies the task of creating professional-quality, from-scratch breads, pastries and homemade yogurt by providing an accurate temperature and humidity controlled environment for optimal fermentation, rise and culturing. Since the company began distribution of the product in the winter of 2011, thousands of home cooks have discovered how easy it is to create delicious artisan breads, creamy yogurt with probiotic benefits and even ferment foods at home.
"We are thrilled with the initial success of the product," founder Michael Taylor said. "And from day one, we have been receiving emails and phone calls from people around the world asking when the product would be available overseas, and now we can deliver on those requests."
The demand in European countries makes sense, as bread is a common part of the everyday diet, however many of the requests are coming from Asian countries, which was surprising to Taylor.
"I really hadn’t anticipated such great demand in Asia," he said, "but apparently good artisan bread is hard to find there and they couldn’t wait to get their hands on the product. They are also doing some creative things with it.
One customer in China uses the product to make soy sauce, which requires fermentation for a month. Clearly the product goes beyond bread and has multiple applications for home cooks in any country.
The company is counting on this versatility, as well as the growing whole food movement, for its continued success. As consumers pay more and more attention to the ingredients that make up the foods they eat, they are moving away from highly processed item and making more food from scratch in order to control what they consume. The folding proofer is an essential tool that will simplify the transition to a more wholesome diet.
The Brød & Taylor Folding Proofer & Yogurt Maker can be found locally at Different Drummers Kitchen in Lenox and Northampton and at Ephorium in Williamstown.
For additional information visit www.brodandtaylor.com.