Persephone Bakery is owned and operated in Jackson, Wyoming by Kevin and Ali Cohane. The bakery creates artisanal breads and pastries, using the highest quality ingredients and traditional processes. By employing old world fermentation techniques and baking with the heavy heat of a stone hearth, Persephone is able to produce rustic, yet elegant breads and pastries with great depth of flavor. Our commitment to hand craftsmanship and high quality ingredients, including organic, unbleached, and unbromated flours, delivers a superior product that is sure to please the most discerning palette.
At Persephone Bakery, our connection to community is the foundation of our business. What we do would not be possible without the overflow of local support that greeted our first baguettes back in 2011. Persephone is a product of the supportive ethos coursing through this small corner of Wyoming. Persephone exists thanks to the devotion of our local patrons, who visit every day, who share their candid thoughts, who make our café a culture unto itself. To thank our loyal customers and recognize the good work they do in our valley, we donate our goods and our time to a host of nonprofits and events. Follow our charitable activity on facebook where we weekly post various local events in which Persephone participates.
Our natural culture, populated by wild yeast unique to the region, is the heart of our bread making process. Leavened with this natural culture our dough ferments slowly, developing subtle and complex flavors before it is shaped by hand, given ample time to rise, and ultimately baked directly on the stone hearth of our custom made German deck oven. The oven’s tremendous thermal mass and steam injection system ensure a long hot bake creating loaves with a deeply caramelized crust, and a crumb suffused with the subtle flavors and transcendent aromas of roasted grain.
Equal attention is paid to our pastry and viennoiserie which are produced with the finest ingredients, hand formed, and then baked until golden brown. Our pastries exude decadence while maintaining a light and delicate structure. In both our bread and pastry creation we have found the fine balance of patience and precision that is a trademark of great baking.
Inspired by bakeries in France and beyond, Persephone Bakery Boulangerie and Cafe remains rooted in Wyoming, a local orientation expressed in our breakfast and lunch menus’ focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients. The cafe carries a core collection of classic artisanal breads as well as a spectrum of sweets, from French croissants and kouing aman to cupcakes and tarts. To complement our creations, Persephone proudly carries Chicago-based artisanal roaster Intelligentsia Coffee. Housemade flavor syrups and European hot chocolate round out the barista bounty.
Located steps from Jackson’s town square, Persephone reflects the blended culture of Jackson Hole. Designed by Jackson architectural firm E/YE Design, it feels simultaneously stylish and friendly: chic and airy, elegant yet relaxed. Meanwhile, sun bathes the outdoor deck. This special setting can be the site of your next fete: By day, we offer catered breakfasts or lunches, and by night, outside chefs can use the café to prep for your celebration.