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5 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)


Emile Henry Bread Cloche

Available in Red or Charcoal

Precision crafted in France


Product Description

Emile Henry – Bread Cloche

Inside dimensions: base – 10″ diameter, dome – 4 1/2″ high

Outside dimensions: 13 1/4″ wide (handle tip to tip) x 6 3/4″ high

Emile Henry Bread ClocheThe result of 2 years of development, the Emile Henry Bread Cloche will quickly become your favorite bread baking assistant. The rounded shape of the cloche replicates a traditional domed bread oven, to ensure that your bread has the required level of humidity during the cooking process. Rediscover the pleasures of making artisan quality home baked bread using the finest products.

Emile Henry’s ceramic bakeware is made in Marcigny France since 1850 from high fired Burgundy clay. The natural clay is unsurpassed for conducting and retaining heat. Emile Henry’s Oven Ceramic is made with an exclusive process to produce strong and durable ceramic bakeware for everyday use.

  • Resistance Against Mechanical Shocks: During everyday use, there are many opportunities to bang a dish or a set of plates. Particularly resistant to shocks, Emile Henry ceramic is even used in restaurants.
  • Resistance Against Temperature Changes: Will withstand wide variations in temperature. Emile Henry ceramic products can be taken directly from the freezer to the hot oven (+250°C/500°F).
  • Resistance Against Fading Colors: Heat, the dishwasher or sharp instruments will all have an aging effect on a product. However, Emile Henry glazes are particularly resistant to the dishwasher and strong detergents.


Emile Henry is proud to offer products made from very high quality ceramic, which pass rigorous quality controls. They offer a 10 year guarantee on all Emile Henry products. The warranty covers any production fault or quality problem with the product when used in a normal domestic environment, and respecting the care and use instructions. Any variation in the finish of the item is due to the handiwork carried out in their workshops and does not alter in any way the culinary qualities of their products.

Emile Henry Bread Cloche

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Additional Information

Weight 10 lbs
Dimensions .1 x .1 x .1 in

5 reviews for Emile Henry Bread Cloche

  1. 5 out of 5


    I was determined to learn how to bake bread at home, and after years of false starts (too little patience on my part) I tried again. Artisan bread being all the rage recently, I wanted to see if this could be done by a home baker with an ordinary oven. I started by baking the dough on the pizza stone while adding water to the shelf below. The pizza stone was ok, but the quality and the shape were problematic. And adding the moisture in a baking pan beneath the stone, was difficult, messy and did not allow for the proper hydration needed throughout the baking cycle. Enter the Emile Henry Cloche. Now after about 25 loaves of nearly perfect results, I could not be happier. This beautiful piece of enameled clay (mine is red) works like magic. It bakes the bread on all sides, and keeps the moisture contained until one removes the lid. I use 35 minutes covered, and then uncovered for another 5 minutes or so the crust will change to a darker brown color. The deeper color is where a lot of the flavor resides. All you need for speculator results is Ken Forkish’s book; Flour, Water, Salt, Yeast, an Emile Henry cloche and some time. The cloche is well priced (cheaper than a Dutch oven), and cleans up like a dream. No home bread baker should be without this wonderful clay marvel made in France. Thank you Emile Henry and vive la France!

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Eric, I have a question about my Emile Henry .cloche baker. In their advertising, they say it is designed for 3 cups of flour, but the recipe booklet that came with it gives recipes for breads requiring 4-1/2 cups. I contacted them with an email, but so far have not had a response.
    I am eager to get started using this wonderful bread cloche, but don’t want to overfill it and have the batter oozing out all over my oven. Thanks for your advice.

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    MY Emile Henry La Cloche just arrived in perfect condition. Carefully wrapped. I am so eager to try it. I have a Lodge unenameled cast iron dutch oven which does a great job, but is heavy, and as I have to put the dough in the hot dutch oven, not easy to do, even with parchment paper. And it is hard to dump the baked loaf out. The La Cloche has a flat tray on which to set the dough, and should make things much easier. I debated about getting the less expensive clay cloche, but decided to opt for the Emile Henry. It is very well made, and I am eagerly looking forward to baking great loaves of bread. Just bought an artisan loaf at our local bakery, for $5.98. Wow, think of all the money I will be saving baking my own. Alma

  4. 5 out of 5


    A few months ago I became enthralled with baking using cultures. Currently I have two jars of different cultures living in my ‘fridge. 🙂 Tired of burning my hands and arms moving around baking stones and pans of ice in the oven so as to get the best crust possible, I bought the Emile Henry bread cloche. I love it. Though pricier than most other bread cloches, it has a much better warranty, withstands greater heat, and is surprisingly light given its function.

  5. 5 out of 5


    Loving This! I make a lot of chunky cheese breads, and prefer using a cloche. While my “other” clay cloche does a wonderful job, the accumulated oils from the cheeses + flour bake onto the base (right through the parchment paper) causing substantial smoking. Not supposed to wash my “other” cloche with any soap, but (don’t tell) I had no choice but to scrub it, and it still smoked. Time for a new cloche. Not only is the Henry Emile producing beautiful breads, and the base can even go into the dishwasher, but it’s classy enough be displayed as “kitchen decor”. OK, it has a price tag, but I’d end up regularly replacing my cloches otherwise, and I waited for a time when family was searching for clues for a gift idea 🙂

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