Vacuum sealed so you have a long shelf life of several months without freezing. Bake in oven to finish and the resulting loaf is crusty/hard outside and hot and soft inside. A more rustic texture all around. If you’re looking for a light, flakey crisp outside this is not for you. I noticed a very, very slight sourdough flavor. I double checked and we did get the Italian and not the sourdough loaf.
It was delicious with garlic butter and stew. Whole family enjoyed. Will reorder in the future.