Our amazing one of a kind Klondike sourdough pizza crust!
Our Sourdough starter is some of the Oldest in the world and holds a space in Belgium at “the Quest for Sourdough” world Heritage Library as starter #104!
In the summer of 1897 gold was struck on the Canadian Klondike. Seattle being the closest port to the Klondike region became the main transportation supply center for the over 100,000 prospectors who caught Gold fever. Because of the mountainous and cold climate the Canadian authorities required every prospector bring a years worth of food to prevent starvation.
Sourdough starter was the best solution. As long as the starter was continually fed it could last indefinitely and it provided numerous foods. Prospectors would protect their starters furiously, carrying pouches of starter either around their necks or on their belts that they would even sleep with to keep the starter from freezing in the winter. It was such a regular occurrence that to this day old miners and homesteaders from Alaska and the Klondike area are called “Sourdoughs.”
Though we don’t sleep with our starter we do consider ourselves Sourdoughs! Since 1984 all of our dough is made with a sourdough starter that originated in the 1897 Klondike Gold Rush! Every time we use some that sourdough starter we feed it with flour and water so it is in fact a living over 120 year old sourdough starter! This starter gives our pizza a completely different flavor profile and consistency then any other pizzeria in the world!