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Baking delicious sourdough at home can be challenging.

But for the past 10 years, The Perfect Loaf’s goal has been to help you become a better sourdough baker.

Join the best community of sourdough bakers on the Internet. Period.

What else do members get?

  • 📖 Ad-free reading
    Members will not see ads when logged in to their membership account.
  • 💬 Private community access
    Join a real-time Discord chat where the community hangs out daily. Share photos, ask for help, and discuss new techniques and tools.
  • 🎥 Q&A’s, baking events, travel
    Virtual Q&A’s, discussions, and bake-alongs. Early access to baking trips.
  • 💰 Exclusive discounts
    Discounts on my favorite dough tools, thermometers, timers, and flour.
  • 👨🏻‍💻 Full recipe archives
    Download all The Perfect Loaf recipes in modifiable spreadsheets.
  • 🛠️ Baking tools & spreadsheets
    Access to my suite of baking spreadsheets for creating and editing dough formulas.
  • 📙 Instant access to downloads
    Download my 100+ page baker’s handbook with exclusive recipes, guides, and troubleshooting—and more.
  • 👀 Early Recipe Access
    Get a behind-the-scenes look at new TPL recipes in development.

What are actual members saying?

❤️ Join 2,200+ people who have already joined the membership. Still on the fence? Read all the member comments!

Come bake and learn alongside Maurizio in his kitchen.

Ready to make amazing sourdough?

Still have questions or are unsure about something? Check out the FAQ below or send me over an email at [email protected].


Is Maurizio actually active in the community?

Yup. I’m in the Discord chat every day (when not on travel, of course, and even then, I still sometimes am!). I’m here to help, share what recipes I’m working on for the site, and even share a few behind-the-scenes baking tests currently in my kitchen.

Think of the community like a big room of your best baking friends swapping stories, helping ‘debug’ bakes, and, really, just having fun!

Can I easily cancel or change my membership?

Yes! Canceling or changing your membership is extremely easy—there are no commitments (yuck). To modify your membership, click here. Each year, you’ll receive a reminder email when your membership is set to renew.

Is the content on The Perfect Loaf still free for everyone?

The sourdough bread baking information here at The Perfect Loaf will always be completely free to everyone. This membership program is a way for me to ensure I’m able to cover costs and allocate more time to the site to test bake, write recipes, guides, and provide email/chat support, and to help improve the site’s usability.

Can I gift a membership to a lucky recipient?

Yes, purchase here: $50/year membership gift.

Why does The Perfect Loaf have a membership program?

Many readers are unaware I’ve had this membership program running since 2018! I started it to help cover the costs for the website (domains, hosting, email newsletters, site development, and ingredients, all of which rapidly add up) and to ensure the bread-baking content continues coming. Over the years, I’ve grown the membership program to much more than simply supporting the site. Recently, I’ve added a slew of baking guides and the Discord community along with other perks, which have helped flesh out the membership with additional value and have created a thriving baking community that’s more many-to-many and a little less one-to-many. I think this is awesome! My goal for the site has always been to help others become better sourdough bread bakers by creating the best baking information, and with continued financial support, this makes my goal more of a reality. 

The membership income finds its way back into The Perfect Loaf in one way or another, whether through supporting other excellent bakers who write articles, site improvements (search, design, usability), speed (faster hosting and delivery), or helping increase the amount of time I spend answer questions and helping others. And believe me, not a single dollar goes unappreciated.

How are membership payments handled?

I use Memberful to handle the memberships. Memberful uses Stripe as the payment processor in the backend. All of this means TPL doesn’t handle your payment details, nor are they shared with anyone but the designated payment processor.

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