Welcome To The Home of Caprice Des Dieux

Caprice des Dieux, literally translating to the "Whim of the Gods", is a heavenly pure and creamy soft ripened cheese in a unique oval shape.

Our recipe? French milk, cream, and a pinch of salt and that's it!

Our Heritage

1956

THE BIRTH OF THE CAPRICE DES DIEUX

Created by Jean-Noël Bongrain after five years of research, Caprice des Dieux was born in the small village of Illoud in Haute-Marne in 1956. Its fine, white and velvety rind, its pure, fresh and melting heart give it straight away a place at the top of the cheese Olympics.

A NEW CHEESE WITH INNOVATIVE SHAPES

Its oval shape and blue colour suit it well, it is a joyful and gourmet nod to the round and square boxes of cheese of the time. On these wooden boxes still assembled by hand, Zeus and Poseidon take good care of this gourmet oval cheese. On June 21, 1956, the first package of Caprice des Dieux was sold! That's it... the adventure begins!

1959

CAPRICE DES DIEUX IS SPREADING!

From 1959, Caprice des Dieux dressed its vans that can be seen crisscrossing the roads of France, carrying a cuddly message for all gourmets: Caprice des Dieux, un amour de fromage!

1959

PRESENT ON THE SHELVES!

A revolution in terms of consumption: the opening of the 1st supermarket, the Carrefour de Ste-Geneviève-des-Bois. It is only natural that Caprice des Dieux sets up shop in the cheese department. After France, Caprice des Dieux crosses borders and goes to Belgium and Switzerland, then it crosses the oceans to win the hearts of Canadians!

1968

THE FIRST TV ADVERTISING OF CAPRICE DES DIEUX

In 1968, the lucky few who already had a television set that year saw the 1st Caprice des Dieux television commercial… The little angels present us with this lovey cheese: fresh as dew and soft as a spring sky!

1984

A NEW RECORD!

Caprice des Dieux celebrates its billion cheeses sold around the world!
Put end to end,packs of Caprice des Dieux have already circled the Earth three times

Caprice des Dieux has been produced exclusively in France, in Illoud,
since it was created in 1956.

Production Process

How do we make a Caprice?
Discover the manufacturing process in its main stages:

THE DAY BEFORE OUR CHEESE IS MADE

The milk is collected from nearby farms , less than 70 km from the cheese factory. On arrival, in order to guarantee a healthy final cheese of irreproachable quality, the milk is pasteurised and homogenized.

OUR RECIPE IS CLEAN AND SUPER SIMPLE

Milk, salt, cream and ferments. Our ferments, secretly cultivated and jealously preserved at the cheese factory, give Caprice des Dieux its unique texture and taste.

THE CHEESE MAKING PROCESS TAKES 11-13 DAYS

Until packing and then being shipped all over the world for you to enjoy!

What are we doing to support the Milk Industry?

Our Responsible Dairy Sourcing approach aims to help our milk producers reduce their environmental footprint while improving their profitability.

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Our Product

Caprice Des Dieux

200g

Under its beautiful, thin and white rind, succumb to its good taste of fresh cream and its fresh and melting heart. With its soft texture that melts perfectly in the mouth, it is a real soft and creamy treat for a moment of indulgence

Caprice des Dieux is naturally low in lactose and a source of calcium.

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