They are trying something new…..Handmade Bagels.
By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Thursday, March 15th, 2012 11:00 AM CST
Nothing screams fresh quite like JD Bakery and Cafe! With your favorite vendors from SKY Farmer’s market and introducing some new faces to the Bowling Green area! Their food will surely excite your taste buds. Plus, the ladies are making some of the best baked goods in Bowling Green.
Fill up on farm fresh items like Kenny’s Farmhouse cheese:
The work for Kenny Mattingly, his family and farm hands begins at 4 a.m. with the milking. Mattingly’s cows are raised without synthetic hormones and supplement their pasture diet with corn and hay grown on the family’s farm.
The raw milk is piped to a sanitary, all-white room that looks like a science lab – more precisely, a cheese laboratory. Mattingly fills a large stainless steel vat with the fresh, unprocessed raw milk, constantly stirring, heating and adding a bacterial culture from France that naturally begins the conversion to cheese.
Because the milk is so fresh, pasteurizing is not necessary. The heat and the cheese-making process preserve naturally beneficial enzymes in the milk, aiding digestion of lactose and absorption of calcium. Just as important, raw milk cheese has a much richer depth of flavor.
Two extra touches that he believes make his cheese more special for his customers are coagulating the cheese with vegetable-based rennet, to make it more acceptable to vegetarians and handcutting/ packaging each block or round of cheese.
Kenny Mattingly’s vision for his farm has come a long way since that trip to Europe back in the early 1990’s. Little did he know that what he experienced on the small family farms where he stayed, would he himself be adding value to his products and marketing to his local communities.
Obviously, JD Country Milk is a staple at the Bakery and Cafe:
JD Country Milk is a family owned an operated dairy farm/proccessing plant located in Logan County KY.
They are dedicated to providing you with quality hormone free milk. Their cows are pasture grazed an not given any antibiotics or hormones. Instead they are fed a vitamin enriched diet and all the grass they can eat.
Their milk is low temp pasteurized and available in glass in grocery stores throughout KY and surrounding states (of course JD Bakery and Cafe).
The baked goods are just amazing from the bagels above to this below:
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip… oh wow.
Who doesn’t love oatmeal cream pies?
I ❤ cupcakes.
Check out their facebook page. We look forward to working with ‘JD Bakery and Cafe,’ a locally owned businesses, and hope you will consider them instead of going to those stores owned by out of town retailers.