Because we are committed to production of excellence in all the countries in which we are present, we are attached to defending authentic products including products of protected designation of origin. Respect for local know-how is part of our DNA.
Our territories have character
At a time when consumers are rediscovering and embracing products from local origin, Groupe Savencia’s traditional cheeses have all it takes to satisfy the most demanding cheese lovers the world over. Their very names are evocative, such as for example our products benefiting from the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) label: such as Ossau Iraty Esquirrou (from the South-West of France), Fauquet maroilles (from the North), Papillon Roquefort (from the Aveyron department), Lescure’s Charente-Poitou butter or the artisan cheeses of Rogue Creamery in the USA, all emblematic products of character prepared by our master cheesemakers and dairymen who help the Group perpetuate its authentic culture of tradition and excellence.
Epoisses Berthaut, at the heart of Burgundy
Manufactured in Burgundy by the Berthaut family since 1956, Epoisses Berthaut obtained the PDO label in 1991. Its unique taste is the product of the slow and attentive process of ripening to which it is subject but is equally due to its rind which is rubbed with Marc de Bourgogne. Its qualities have earned the cheese in 60 years: 97 Concours Général Agricole medals including 47 gold medals.
A certain conception of “Haute Fromagerie”
With its concept of “Haute Fromagerie”, Savencia is determined to disseminate the tradition of cheese-making excellence throughout cheese and dairy retail networks both in France and internationally. With the help of our ambassador, Rodolphe Le Meunier, distinguished as a “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” in 2007 and a professional recognized for his talent and insistence on quality, we help build the renown of traditional cheeses over the 5 continents. Soumaintrain, Montbriac, Galet de la Loire, are all cheeses of reference figuring within our collection of premium authentic products manufactured in harmony with the approaches of our artisan cheesemakers and with the passion for excellence which is their hallmark.
Unique since 1906
Manufactured in Roquefort-sur-Soulzon in the Fromageries Papillon, this famous blue-veined ewe cheese, Protected Designation of Origin product, is an exceptional melting-in-your-mouth cheese with its unctuous and supple texture and unmistakable taste.
Velikoslavitch: the cheese with the Russian soul
Innovation combined with respect for tradition is one of the Savencia’s strengths. Take as proof the creation of Velikoslavitch by the Belebey’s cheese plant, our Russian subsidiary specializing in hard cheeses and located in the Republic of Bashkortostan, a region of substantial milk production. Velikoslavitch offers a unique range of distinctive tasting hard cheeses (including classic muscat and aged) available in slices, portions and at the deli counter. This innovation is destined for the most demanding of cheese lovers. Manufactured by Belebey’s master cheesemakers, Velikoslavitch is proud to offer the Russian market premium products that are locally designed and produced.
Bordeau Chesnel: a creative tradition
Since its foundation in 1922 by Jules Bordeau and Anna Chesnel, this emblematic heritage brand has never ceased manufacturing, near Le Mans, its famous pork rillettes using the same historical recipe, whilst at the same time innovating via new recipes for slow-cooked chicken rillettes and other savory delights. By combining creativity and traditional know-how, the brand has succeeded in developing its leadership and continuing to affirm its celebrated slogan: “We don’t hold the same values”.