Our dairy was founded in 1891 by Mr. du Dresnay in the outhouses of a building situated on the banks of the Sèvre Niortaise River, right in the heart of the village. The dairy became a cooperative in 1894.
The spring which supplied the municipal wash house also supported the needs of the dairy and ever since its foundation, the dairy has been solely dedicated to producing butter renowned for its quality.
Since the very beginning, the butter has always been manufactured in teak barrel-type churns, giving it a unique texture. 22 litres of milk are required to make one kilogram of butter.
Our butter is used first and foremost by gourmet restaurants and luxury hotels. Indeed, most starred restaurants featured in restaurant guides offer their customers the opportunity to discover Echiré butter by using it in their recipes or by having it on out on their tables.
Our AOP Charentes-Poitou butter is internationally renowned for its quality, taste and light texture. For these reasons, it was awarded the Excellence Française prize in November 2015. Our AOP Echiré butter is available in 29 countries on 5 continents, including in two stores – “Maison du Beurre” in Tokyo and “Marché au Beurre” Osaka.