LESAFFRE Fresh Yeast, 454g (Pre-Order)
LESAFFRE Fresh Yeast, 454g (Pre-Order)

LESAFFRE Fresh Yeast, 454g (Pre-Order)




Please note:  Due to the limited shelf life of this product, it is available only on a pre-order basis.  We get new shipment approximately every 2 to 3 months, please submit your pre-order separately (so it does not delay the rest of your order) and we'll contact you once stock becomes available.

Fresh yeast is a leavening agent composed of living yeast cells derived from a pure culture of Saccharomyces cerevisiae grown under carefully controlled conditions to ensure optimum consistency, stability and activity in baking processes. 


  • Consistent yeast performance and product quality
  • Convenient, easy to scale
  • Compatible with all fermentation processes
  • Kosher Parve
  • Halal


  • Flavour: Fresh yeast is preferred by seasoned bakers as it is considered to provide a richer, slightly sweeter flavour with a better leavening quality than its dried counterparts.  It is generally considered to have a more complex and nuanced flavour, while dry yeast is more predictable and reliable in terms of rising and fermentation time.

  • Texture: Fresh compressed yeast has a moist, crumbly consistency, like a block of feta cheese. Dried yeast looks and feels like polenta or cornmeal.

  • Shelf life: Instant dry yeast has a much longer shelf life than fresh yeast, remaining usable for months, while fresh yeast must be used in a few weeks and should be stored in the refridgerator.


  • Shelf life is 21 days if kept below 7°C (45°F) for optimum performance
  • Yeast temperature should be maintained at 7°C (45°F) or below at all times
  • Optimum cooler temperature is 2° - 4°C (36° - 40°F) with good air circulation
  • Once opened, store in a refrigerator
  • Do not freeze


Pick up is recommended for this product. 

If you choose to ship in the summer, we strongly recommend adding a cold mailer per 454g block to preserve freshness, and select the fastest shipping method available.

Shipping is NOT recommended in winter when temperature is constantly below 0°C. 

We unfortunately cannot guarantee it arrives in the condition as intended for pick up should you choose to ship.  Fresh yeast is non-refundable.

At Gusta Supplies, we endeavour to secure hard-to-source ingredients and tools so the community here can enjoy a tasteful selection. We are particular about the origin of these products in respect to its cultural and technological significance. We want you to use only the best we can afford to provide.

Inventory Last Updated: May 18, 2024

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Valerie Accardi
Excellent and fast service

I was very impressed with the fast and prompt service Gusta provided. The owner was very accommodating and answered questions quickly...the online service was great. And I plan on ordering from them again...

Fresh Yeast.

Excellent communication from the company. Spoke to the owner who was very helpful and friendly. Was very easy to order online and the fresh yeast is very, very good. The yeast was well packaged. The only problem is since fresh yeast does not last long with the amount you get, you will have to share with some friends. Wish they could sell it in half the amount. It's great baking with fresh yeast again as it's not easily available to home bakers.

Useful Information

You will get to choose various shipping options at checkout. Please refer to our Ordering & Delivery page for detail.

Pick Up is free of charge at our cooking studio in Markham, Ontario. Please select the "Pick Up" option next to the shipping tab at check out.

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