About Penny Olive

Penny Olive undertook a traditional sourdough baking apprenticeship in a permaculture village in Queensland, gaining experience in hand-mixing dough, shaping loaves, and of course, appreciating the benefits of prolonged fermentation and baking in a wood-fired oven. Returning to Victoria, Penny began making sourdough, stone-milling grain and splitting wood for the oven, first in the King Valley with the Moritz family and then down the Great Ocean Road. Here she baked at the iconic Wye River General Store with Pip Hayes before settling in The Patch in the Dandenong Ranges. At her new space Penny is joined by her partner and fellow sourdough baker Andrew Hanson (Hano).