Alouette Cheese USA LLC is a subsidiary of Bongrain S.A., a world leader in specialty cheese based in Viroflay, France.
Timeline & Story
German immigrant named George Prinz founded Kolb-Lena in Kolb-Lena, Illinois
Bongrain S.A. purchased Kolb-Lena Cheese
Bongrain began at a small, family-owned dairy farm in Eastern France
Bongrain's first cheese, Caprice des Dieux®, launched in France
Worked with PA-based company, Bongrain created first Alouette® spreadable cheese
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.