From the 1950s to 1970s, Lactosan produced ´"La Vache Qui Rit" after having obtained an agreement with the French firm “Fromageries Bel” in 1953. Lactosan’s production of La Vache Qui Rit was sold primarily for the Canadian and North African markets.



Sample of label of "Le vache qui rit" processed cheese made by Lactosan A/S for Fromageries Bel in the 1950s.


Lactosan started producing processed cheese already in 1951. Lactosan’s own brands were for instance Fynbo, Samsoe, Manor and Silver Cheese and key export markets were Eastern Germany, Belgium, the US, the Mediterranean countries and the UK.


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In 1951 Christian Jessen, our factory manager from 1948 to 1978, developed a unique technique to produce cheese powder. In the following years, the sale of cheese powder became more and more significant. The production and packing of processed cheese thus became less important and was phased out at the beginning of the 1980s.

Now more than 60 years later, we continue to be at the forefront, developing new processing techniques and product concepts to help food manufacturers globally meet the challenges of tomorrow’s food markets.

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