A not-so-secret ingredient for generations.
Part of the family recipe since 1880, Gold Medal® flour started as a small mill in Minneapolis and grew to become the go-to flour for everyone from scratch bakers to professionals.
A flour brand that’s rich in history.
Earning its name
Founder, Cadwallader Washburn, won the gold medal at the 1880 First Millers International Exhibition.
A new state-of-the art mill was built and nicknamed “Washburn’s Folly.” The original burned down.
Still reaching for the sky
The A Mill remains an iconic part of the Minneapolis skyline today.
Over a century of Gold Medal® flour
Esteemed awards, tragic explosions, iconic ads and two world wars. Discover the history behind the famous flour brand here.
Bake with the best
No matter your experience level, the Gold Medal® bloggers can help you reach baking greatness.
A salute to our hometown
The Gold Medal® flour sign in Minneapolis puts the city on the map in this 1910 newspaper article.