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The Art of Bread Baking at Berkshire Mountain Bakery – Berkshire Girl Around Town

See the master at work.The art of bread baking is a time-honored tradition that has been kept alive by well-respected artisans, such as Richard Bourdon, owner of Berkshire Mountain Bakery. Bourdon who has baked his way across some of Europe’s finest establishments has garnered a vast following of adoring customers at his bakery, which is located in Housatonic, a hamlet of Great Barrington. Here he and his energetic team create delectable bread, pastry, and pizza that they sell directly to the public, as well as wholesale to several local businesses.

Bourdon believes in using traditional European baking methods with a hands-on approach to his delicious creations. From perfectly crusted baguettes, to delicately layered croissants, Berkshire Mountain Bakery has earned national acclaim being named one of the top ten bakeries in the United States by Bon Appétit magazine. They have also been featured in several food-related documentaries and television shows showcasing the bakery’s commitment to traditional baking methods, along with their connections to local farms and products.

If you have ever tasted one of Berkshire Mountain Bakery’s baked goods, you can understand their customers’ fascination with the baked goods that they sell. If you haven’t been fortunate enough to taste these amazing creations, you can stop by the bakery in Housatonic or visit their new location in Pittsfield where they are offering not only their baked goods but soups, sandwiches, pizzas and salads, as well as locally produced comestibles. They can also be found at area farmers’ markets and if you are not in the Berkshires you can visit their website to order a shipment direct to your home. So no matter where you are, you can enjoy a scrumptious bit of heaven from Berkshire Mountain Bakery.