THE MOTHER COMPANY IN OTZBERG
Wolfgang Mock is a family company. By “family”, we don’t mean “sharing blood lines”, we mean sharing values and being thoroughly comfortable around one another. As such, we’re concerned about every generation, and we’re dedicated to helping each other make the most of our time on this Earth. That means taking care to live well and includes paying attention to the food we eat.
WHAT ARE WE DEVELOPING
OUR STRENGTHS FOR?
We’ve given ourselves the mission of “seeing a grain mill placed in every kitchen” over the next 20 years. That’s in a world in which today 99 % percent of all grains are industrially milled. So as we go about our work, we’re aiming to learn, understand, and communicate all the benefits of just-in-time milling.
WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO?
Learning to recognize, differentiate, appreciate, process, and savor nature’s plethora of grains is eye-opening and empowering. It will allow people to make informed choices in choosing them, based on nutritive composition, flavor profile, and baking characteristics. It always fills us with joy when, after giving just-in-time milling a try, a baker tells us, “Now I understand what flour is.”
As a company, we’re dedicated to helping people take the opportunity of getting the most out of Nature’s good grains. At the peak moment of recognizing how much grains have to offer comes the realization that grains are best left intact, in their amazing packaging, right up until they’re needed. And then milled into beautiful and luscious flour, simply and effortlessly, just-in-time.
GO FOR IT!
Paul had spent 30+ years helping technology startups get off the ground when Wolfgang asked him to hop on board the Mockmill train. A longtime neighbor and sometime consultant for Wolfgang, Paul saw the opportunity to take on a mission he could enthusiastically pursue for years to come – a continuation of Wolfgang’s campaign for just-in-time milling of grains. In his role on the Mockmill team, Paul has become a well-known figure in the international bread scene, posting his home baking successes frequently on social media. He likes to surprise more experienced bakers with the statement that he “has never baked anything with flour he didn’t mill himself.”
OPENING THE TREASURE
CHESTS OF NATURE
Wolfgang’s life changed when, for his 29th birthday, he received a loaf of home-baked sourdough rye bread from a friend who had gone so far as to grind the rye grains himself to flour. Now, for more than forty years, he has been campaigning to wake people up to the right they have to be the ones opening those „treasure chests of nature“ – cereal grains – themselves.
And he has, for nearly forty years, been providing ever better, ever more imaginative, ever more affordable tools for doing that at home. And he is more and more convinced of how important it is for people to take up that right!
40 YEARS OF
Wolfgang Mock is known around theworld for the fine, home-scale stone mills he has developed over the years. In truth, that development has always been the result of teamwork, and in our mill development laboratory, there is a world class team at work.
Every new mill from Wolfgang Mock is the product of thousands of hours of thought, drafting, prototyping, trials, testing and retesting. We believe that the combination of skills necessary for the creation of our products is rare in any small group of individuals, and it’s no wonder our team has maintained its passion over the twenty-five years of its existance!