As pretty good home baker of pizza crusts, breads, cakes, etc. I would say corn meal is gluten-free. Yeast breads will not rise if all or most of the dough is made with cornmeal. Cornmeal mixed with wheat flour may provide an interesting flavor, texture, and crumb but it is better suited for quick breads (uses leavening other other than yeast). Ha! Initially I misunderstood your question. I thought you had asked if the corn meal was free!