Sassafras created the La Cloche® in 1983, introducing the idea of home-baked bread like those of a professional French bakery to America. Often duplicated, few have matched the quality and popularity of the Superstone® La Cloche®, a favorite bread baker all over the world. it’s still a must-have for any artisan bread baker–– the late James Beard wrote, "the bread i have been baking in it is nothing short of sensational." the la cloche® replicates a professional brick-lined oven, creating a bread with a light crumb and crusty exterior. truly, this product is a bread-lovers dream!