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