in national and international cheese competitions
Sèvre & Belle brand
Since the small dairy cooperative creation in 1893 at Celles-sur-Belle, the Sèvre & Belle brand has evolved well. Today it offers:
- Ladle-molded goat cheeses made from raw milk
- Slowly ripened goat and cow cheeses, made with pasteurized milk
- Spreadable goat cheese with pasteurized milk
- Pasteurized yesteryear butter with raw milk notes
Sèvre & Belle cheeses are characterized by:
- Their yeasty bloomy rind
- Their creamy to firm texture depending on the ripening time
- Their natural and delicate flavors from the French terroir
- Their recipes developed without additives or preservatives
Milk is renneted inside basins, in a traditional way. Part of the cheese production is manually ladle-molded. Their draining is slow and gradual, and the care provided by the master cheese maker is manually handle in the cheese cellar.
The Coopérative Laitière de la Sèvre
The Coopérative Laitière de la Sèvre is committed to five main principles:
- Human valorisation
With 65 cooperative members who produce cow’s milk and 55 cooperative members who produce goat’s milk, the human-sized cooperative collects its milk from animals fed without GMOs (<0.9%) within a 50 km / 31 mi radius around the dairy. This proximity and respect for animal welfare is essential for both milk and product quality.
IFS certification was implemented in 2015 at the Celles-sur-Belle site to ensure food safety control and to monitor the quality level of cheeses made from raw and pasteurized milk. It also meets the hygiene community regulations requirements.