Bread company starts pizza biz

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Walla Walla Bread Co. is rolling out a pizza oven at the Downtown Farmers Market this weekend.

The Main Street business has a new mobile pizza oven created and built as a father/son project between owner Michael Kline and his son, Elijah.

The project started in March and was introduced last Saturday, said Rachel Kline, wife, mother and business partner. Every Saturday at the farmers market, the business will serve apple wood-fired pizza made while customers wait. Freshly baked bread and pastries for which the Walla Walla Bread Co. is known will also be available. The operation is also expected at the next Food Truck Night at Bacon & Eggs on July 1.

Apparently, Michael Kline had been mulling over the idea of starting a pizza oven when on a family vacation to Hawaii he came across a street vendor with a mobile pizza oven.

The tasty pies were enjoyed by the family a number of times during the vacation, and upon returning home Kline was determined to build on.

By the end of last Saturday’s unveiling, the operation was being booked for Fall Release Weekend and an invite to Food Truck Night had been extended. “Honestly, the response has been beyond our imaginations,” Rachel Kline said.

She said the trailer will also be in front of the bakery three or four nights a week starting in July or August. It will also be available for catering events. Dough and sauce are made from scratch by the Kline family. Meats, veggies and cheeses will be sourced locally as much as possible.

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