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A desire to indulge

500 litres of milk and a good idea ...
... is how the story of Käserei Champignon began more than 100 years ago. The cheese-maker Julius Hirschle developed a Camembert with an irresistible new flavour. A year later, he founded Camembert-Industrie-Heising together with the cheese wholesaler Leopold Immler. Because their Camembert had a wonderful aroma of fresh mushrooms, they called it "Champignon Camembert" and foresightedly registered the Champignon logo. The Champignon Camembert brand was born – one of the first consumer brands in the German dairy industry.

Enjoyment is a family affair
The small local dairy rapidly grew into a successful business. The Hofmeister family, who took over Käserei Champignon in 1961, expanded it into a major group of companies – with a keen awareness of lasting values, innovative in their product and marketing strategies, but still retaining the culture of a family business.

Leading the market
The proof of our success: our brands are not only German market leaders. In more than 50 countries worldwide, they kindle the desire for indulgence. 

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