Between the Elle and the Vire rivers in France, we create real taste

Founded 70 years ago between the Elle and the Vire rivers in Normandy

The Elle & Vire brand has always favored supplies close to its dairies, particularly at its major site in Condé-sur-Vire.

An outstanding region
for cream Find out more
A sustainable
approach Find out more
product quality Find out more
A dairy that is
responsible Find out more
A dairy that is
committed Find out more

An outstanding region for cream

Yes, it is true, the grass is often greener in the heart of Normandy's farmland. Perhaps the rain has something to do with it…

And it probably goes some way to explain why for the last 70 years between the Elle and the Vire rivers, we have been producing outstanding cream that is known throughout France and the world.

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That’s how many days on average cows are outside in Normandy.

Life is beautiful in
the land of cream

A sustainable approach

Farmers and their cows are central to our approach.

It’s also true that it takes more than fresh grass to obtain good milk. There has to be a sincere and sustainable relationship with our farmers. In order to enhance farming practices, we offer our farmers a diagnosis of their operation to help evaluate the performance of each farm and to suggest areas for improvement that are adapted to each producer. This diagnosis consists of 10 indicators, including:

animal welfare
quality of life for the producers
carbon footprint
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Sustainable approach Notepad

Farmed in small herds, the cows spend a large part of the year outside to produce a rich and high quality milk that makes exceptional cream.

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Superior product quality

Famous all over the world

It’s true that the quality of our cream is derived from good milk, but it is also comes from 70 years of traditional know-how. This quality is recognised both by professionals and the general public.

Superior product quality Our Elle & Vire Excellence cream is used by 65% of Michelin-starred chefs.
Superior product quality
Our Condé-sur-Vire butter has been awarded a medal six years running at the Concours Général Agricole national agri-food competition.

A responsible dairy

We owe these world-renowned high quality products to our exceptional natural environment. In order to preserve this environment, Elle & Vire has implemented a number of policies to limit its impact on the environment.

Between 2015 and 2017, we limited our impact on the environment.
A responsible dairy
Water consumption 100% of water
Energy consumption 100% of energy
Industrial waste recycled 0% of industrial waste

A dairy engaged
in local life

True! For over 70 years now, we have been committed to our 650 employees and have supported their development.

For everyone living around our dairies in 2017, we sponsored more than 30 local charity and sporting events, donating over two tonnes of products.

Calendar More than 30 local charity and sporting events sponsored in 2017.
Elle-et-Vire employee

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of training per employee participating in the CQP programme (certificate of professional qualification) in 2017.

We also help local young people 0 young people hired on work-study training schemes in 2019