Organic Rye Bread. Handmade in Zürich. Natural sourdough  from 1999



Artist Søren Berner (b. 1977 in Denmark) started incorporating bread in his work in 1999 while living in Holland. The concept was to take art back into the daily lives of people through performance, a comment to the elitist sophistication that often shrouds the realm of high culture. Søren created the sourdough at the art academy in Amsterdam with an old recipe inherited from his grandmother using only rye, water and his fingers to stir. After his graduation in 2006 he received an artist-residency in Switzerland where he has stayed and taken care of his sourdough ever since. 

Since then, the sourdough and bread have been on display at Progr in Bern, Nairs Museum in Graubünden, Shedhalle at Rote Fabrik, Cabaret Voltaire and Mühlerama Museum in Zürich. Right now it is on permanent display at selected organic shops in Zürich.

The artist has continued to expand the production of Sørenbrød and launched a collaboration with the St. Jakob's foundation, now baking in their modern facilities in central Zürich.


The bread is inspired by the Danish "rugbrød" a full-grain rye bread made with sourdough. Sørenbrød is delicious and healthy and complements the range of bread traditionally offered in Switzerland. Historically, rye bread was widely baked in the Swiss valleys where the grain was commonly grown. Sørenbrød uses locally grown ingredients and production facilities, gives it a Scandinavian twist and delivers by bike to environmentally and taste conscious shops and consumers.


In Denmark, rye bread from sourdough is used for the iconic "smørrebrød" sandwich. On a slice of Sørenbrød, you put a rich combination of delicious ingredients - the higher, the better! Make it extravagant for a party or modest for a daily treat. Either way, you have a smørrebrød! Only your imagination sets the limits. Get out your fish, meat or vegetarian ingredients. Sørenbrød favours a bold taste to match its gorgeous flavour. Go for a classic and famous Danish variant like the Veterinarian’s Midnight Supper or the Shooting Star (yes, some of the “standards” have names) or simply compose your own. Use what’s in season or a special delicacy you have at hand. The smørrebrød has long traditions in Denmark as a lunch dish or as a snack in between meals. But it has also found its way to fine dining restaurants in Copenhagen representing the cutting edge of Nordic cuisine. 

We are specialists in baking fine Danish rye bread and creating luxurious smørrebrød. We'd love to serve smørrebrød at your next event. Contact us for details!  

Points of sale

Sørenbrød is delivered by bike to select organic shops and fine food markets in Zürich every Tuesday. In addition, we sell directly at the weekly market at Bürkliplatz on Tuesdays from 7am - 11am. 

BachserMärt Kalkbreite, Badenerstrasse 171


Bioladen Altstetten, Altstetterstrasse 128

Chornlade Idaplatz, Zurlindenstrasse 211

Jelmoli Food Market, City/Bahnhofstrasse, Seidengasse 1

Les Trois Champignons, Enge, Mutschellenstrasse 18

Olive Ladencafé, Quartier Manegg, Allmendstrasse 147

Rampe5 Grassrooted Food Coop, Gartenhofstrasse 27

Tor14, Bäckerstrasse 52

L'Ultimo Bacio Wipkingen, Nordstrasse 227

Welschland, Zweierstrasse 56