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History

Birth of Caprice des Dieux the very first Specialty Cheese in France
In 1956, a unique cheese is created in the village of Illoud, in the East of France, very different from other cheeses at the time. Unlike traditional soft ripened cheeses, it is white, oval in shape, with a fresh creamy centre. A blue packaging with an original name suggesting indulgence: Caprice des Dieux, meaning “Whim of the Gods”.
1962
1956
The company sets out to conquer Europe
Exports develop rapidly throughout Europe, with sales companies in Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy for Caprice des Dieux and Tartare, followed by local production in Spain, where the Arias brand was developed.
1970
1962
Pioneer of cheese
deli counters
in retail
With the creation of three famous Speciality Cheeses sold at cheese counters: Chaumes, Belle des Champs and Saint Albray,
the Fromagerie des Chaumes reinvents traditional cheeses for the retail deli counter.
1975
1970
Early international expansionwith Brazil and USA
Driven by its entrepreneurial spirit, the Group establishes a sales company in the USA in 1971, then industrial activities in Brazil and in the USA.
1980
1975
On the way tothe best cheese Platter in the world
With the creation of St Moret, followed by Chamois d’Or, Chavroux, Géramont, and later, in the 90s, St Agur, Fol Epi, Vieux Pané and P’tit Louis, the Group continues to extend its innovative specialties and to develop its technological, marketing and sales expertise.
1992
1980
The Groupexpands into Central and Eastern Europe,becoming the region’s leading branded cheese-maker
True to its entrepreneurial tradition, the Group establishes a presence in Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary, followed by Slovakia, Ukraine and Serbia in the 2000s. Plant modernizations and the relaunch of strong local brands with dynamic trade and advertising enable the Group to achieve leadership.
2000
1992
Growth and new markets developmentwith the
“Compagnie Laitière Européenne”
The Group consolidates CLE businesses and acquires new positions on the camembert, butter and cream markets through two leading brands: Elle & Vire and
Cœur de Lion.
CLE has dairy resources of excellent quality in Normandy, drawn from one of France’s prime dairy regions, state of the art expertise in the fractionating of milk and dairy fat. It manufactures and sells dairy ingredients to BtoB customers.
2003
2000
Consolidation of position
as German market leader
in branded cheeses
The Group strengthens its strong brand portfolio with
the acquisition of Edelweiss, and the Bresso, Milkana and Brunch brands in Germany, and five years later, in 2008, Passendale in Belgium.
Milkana has been a heritage brand in Germany since the 1950s, manufactured in the Allgäu dairy region,
in Bavaria.
2008
2003
Creation of a new dairy hubwith "la Compagnie des Fromages
and RichesMonts"
“La Compagnie des Fromages and RichesMonts” (CF&R), in partnership with Sodiaal, develops its flagship brands, such as Le Rustique, Cœur de Lion and RichesMonts. These brands are sold in France, as well as exported throughout Europe and worldwide.
2011
2008
Responsible Milk Sourcing
The “Responsible Milk Sourcing” program is introduced with milk producers to reduce the environmental footprint of dairy production and improve dairy farms productivity, whilst respecting the countrysides and animal welfare.
2013
2011
The Group becomes
a major player
on the goat market
With the founding of “Fromageries Lescure”, in partnership with Terra Lacta, the Group becomes the second largest goat milk collector in France.
New butter, cream and ingredients plants have also been added, complementing the Group’s butter portfolio with the Charentes-Poitou, Lescure and Surgères PDOs.
2015
2013
New name,New impetus
The Group changes its name to become Savencia Fromage & Dairy. The new identity symbolizes the Group’s unique range of flavors and specialties, its ever innovating know how and its international ambition.
2016
2015
60 ans d'audacepour la première spécialité
fromagère à l'origine d'un groupe
mondial
Le Groupe et Caprice des Dieux ont 60 ans. A cette occasion, la Divine Fromagerie ouvre ses portes à Illoud, berceau historique de Caprice des Dieux, pour faire découvrir à tous cet amour de fromage et la passion qui a conduit à son succès. A travers un parcours interactif et ludique, La Divine Fromagerie fait découvrir à ses visiteurs le monde du fromage de la collecte de lait à la dégustation.