Our history

Discover the history of a passion that has lasted for more than a century.

A long story...

A succession of families at the Château du Bois Belleray

The story begins in 1912 in Martigné sur Mayenne. It is here that Albert Le Masne de Brons made his first traditional cheeses with milk from neighbouring farms.


In the 1930s, Stanislas and René de Vaubernier, then Alphonse and Léontine Drezen, successively took over the reins of the company. It was also at this time that the company changed its name to become the Vaubernier company.


Their son, Jean Drezen, soon joins them in managing the cheese dairy. He becomes director, along with his wife Claire, in 1983. He in turn passes the company to his daughters, especially Catherine, who directs it today and represents the 3rd generation.

Catherine Drezen

fromagerie vaubernier

It all started in 1912 when Albert Le Masne de Brons created a cheese dairy at the Château du Bois Belleray.

Vaubernier ancien logo

The Vaubernier family buys the company and gives it his name, still in force today.

Histoire famille Drezen

Alphonse Drezen becomes director of the cheese dairy alongside his wife Léontine.

Les becs fins
The 1940's

The first drawings of the iconic couple appear on the packaging. At the time, the products were called "Les Becs Fins".

Point fidélité
The 1950's

To win over the clients, cutout loyalty points make their appearance on the packaging. A brilliant marketing idea that has remained successful over the years!

Marque Bons Mayennais

The brand changes name. "Les Becs Fins" becomes "Les Bons Mayennais".

Vaubernier photo historique

Jean Drezen succeeds his father and becomes CEO with his wife Claire.

Travaux fromagerie
The 1990's

Expansion, modernisation and mechanisation works are carried out in the cheese dairy.

Catherine Drezen
The 2000's

Jean Drezen hands the company down to his daughter Catherine DrezenTransmission and handing down are at the heart of the family-run dairy, and are part of the company's major values.

IFS logo

The cheese dairy is awarded the IFS (International Food Standard) certification for the first time.

Nouveaux produits 2010-2011

The cheese dairy launches a succession of new products, such as reduced salt camembert, lingot and small organic camembert. Innovations that have won several awards at national competitions.

Fromagerie centenaire

The cheese dairy is 100 years old! To mark the occasion, several animations are proposed to all lovers of Bons Mayennais, collaborators, milk farming partners,...

Bons Mayennais à chauffer recette

The cheese dairy embarks on the cheeses for heating market. Success is immediate! In 2015 they win the LSA Oscar for innovation.

Drapeau USA

The company gets FDA approval, which opens the doors of the US market to our products!

Still independent

and proud of it!

Our family-run, human-scale cheese dairy is still located on its original site, in the heart of the Mayenne countryside.

milk farmers
100 000
cheeses per day
40 km
max. distance of our dairy farmers


Every year, we collect 100 million litres of milk and we put all our expertise into practice to make our soft cheeses and butter. Our cheese dairy is one of the last independent producers of camembert in France and we intend to remain that way!