Savencia Cheese USA LLC is a subsidiary of Bongrain S.A., a world leader in specialty cheese based in Viroflay, France.


  • 1895

    German immigrant named George Prinz founded Kolb-Lena in Kolb-Lena, Illinois

    June 1987

    Bongrain S.A. purchased Kolb-Lena Cheese

  • Early 1950s

    Bongrain began at a small, family-owned dairy farm in Eastern France

  • 1956

    Bongrain's first cheese, Caprice des Dieux®, launched in France

  • 1974

    Worked with PA-based company, Bongrain created first Alouette® spreadable cheese

  • 1978

    Bongrain purchased Zausner Food Corp., acquiring the Smithfield® brand

  • In July 1997

    Alouette Cheese opened their City of Industry plant in California and began to produce cream cheese

  • In addition to high-quality Foodservice products, Alouette® markets a broad variety of award-winning consumer products under the Alouette® brand.

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