Ciabatta bread is a fermented bread...just like Sourdough. Many people who find themselves to be gluten intolerant discover that they can still enjoy this type of bread because the bacteria created during the fermentation process pre-digests many of the things that our bodies have a difficult time processing. We serve Ciabatta at our fermenting classes. It’s a favorite and one of our most requested recipes! Credit to my dear friend, Nancy for the original recipe.