Quality from the outset

The star ingredient in all our products is top-quality milk, which is the result of our farmers' hard work to ensure their bovine boarders are well fed and comfortable from dawn to dusk. Their farms are manageably-sized (69 cows on average), so they're able to monitor their cattle closely. Our farmers are attentive to their livestock and know each of the animals in their herds. They observe them to keep a close eye on their health and welfare. 

Stringent standards at each step

Milking is the highlight of the day performed in the mornings and evenings. The cows' teats and the milking room are systematically cleaned and disinfected to ensure the highest hygiene standards.

The milk is then stored in a refrigerated tank before being collected by our delivery drivers. Our tankers first visit a washing station so they can be cleaned externally. The milk storage tank is also thoroughly cleaned once emptied.

Milk is collected from our farmers every 2 to 3 days. After completing their itineraries covering a maximum radius of 70km, our drivers deliver the milk to one of our 7 collection and manufacturing centres.

Depending on the product, the milk then undergoes various processes to turn it into butter, cheese, or fermented milk. It is also used in Paysan Breton crêpes.

Our products are subsequently packaged, boxed, palletised and warehoused before being delivered to stores.

Constant checks

One key area in which we'd rather do too much than too little is food safety.

On arrival at farms, our delivery drivers take milk samples to check quality and ensure optimal traceability.

However, like any good farmer, Paysan Breton is naturally cautious. Therefore, additional samples are taken before extracting the milk from the tank. If there are any concerns, the tank is set aside and the milk is tested. The cause of any confirmed defects is identified and any milk unfit for consumption is rejected. However, this is extremely rare, affecting under 0.1% of milk collected annually.

Next, a series of inspections and tests is performed along the whole length of the production line to prevent risks inherent to producing any food product. 

Only through such measures can we guarantee that the products we supply to you are good in all senses.

Our specifications

Farmers joining Paysan Breton must meet very detailed criteria. The manufacturing processes for each product are also subject to highly specific requirements.


Our history

Over 50 years of good things

We've been keeping good things going for over 50 years already. Paysan Breton has always been a pioneer of well-made dairy products and we have no plans to stop while things are going so well!

Learn about our history

Our faces

Paysan Breton profiles

Paysan Breton is primarily a people-focused venture committed to all good things, for good! Here are some of the faces behind Paysan Breton.

Crêpe Factory Machine Operator


Ploudaniel (29)

Farmer and Board Member


Plounevez Lochrist (29)

New and Former Paysan Breton Farmers

Maxime & Hervé

Erdre-en-Anjou (49)

Managing Director


Brest (29)

R&D Manager Fat Content


Ancenis (44)

Goods-in Clerk


Ploudaniel (29)

Export Product Manager


Brest (29)

Quality Control Manager Fresh Products


Créhen (22)

Area Sales Manager


Finistère Nord (29)

Butter Production Manager


Landerneau (29)

Milk Collection Driver


Créhen (22)

Communications Project Manager


Brest (29)

Our social commitment a fully transparent approach

Our commitment

A fully transparent approach

For over 50 years, Paysan Breton has been committed to promoting the local economy in Brittany and Pays de la Loire, both in terms of dairy production and the products it manufactures. We advocate short ingredient lists and simple recipes, bringing authentic flavours to our customers' everyday lives. Our products are healthy, tasty and help protect the welfare of our farmers, their cows and the environment.

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