A little bit of History
Created in 1926 by the first pastry cook of the family Sebastien Defroidmont, our company never stops ever since to invent quality products to please the finest gourmet.
In 1960, Jean-Jacques Defroidmont took over the business and decided to settle down in Felleries to create new succulent recipes while marying culinary talent and terroir. At that time, pies, madeleines and vol-au-vent were produced for collectivities. During summer holidays, collectivities were closed that is why DEFROIDMONT began to sell ice-cream. It was the first step of the frozen activity of the company.
Day by days,the production was diversified and the slogan “Our terroirs have talent” was born. Flamiches au Maroilles, Crottins Avesnois, Mini-madeleines, Sugar and Vergeoise tarts, the DEFROIDMONT specialities bear witness to a know-how inherited by four generations of pastry cooks.
In 1997, together the current generation of five sisters and brothers decided to continue the adventure and to move the factory in Maroilles, a small town in Northern France, famous for its thousand-year-old cheese.
In 2009, the production unit was doubled in order to be able to answer to the increasing requests of customers. The company decided at the same time to begin the procedures of the IFS (International Food Standard) certification which is a real proof of quality for a food Industry, it was obtained since 2011.
In 2012 DEFROIDMONT has been equipped with several 100% electric car in order to prospect for new customers. It is a sustainable investment which follows the biological certification obtained in 2008 and the respect of the environment that was always an important point for our company since its creation. Indeed, Sebastien Defroidmont was delivering his customers with a horse-drawn.
Innovate,produce and distribute, the company is an expert in the savoury and sweet French food specialities. Fresh or frozen, our gastronomic creations are spread all over France and Europe. Our bet for the future is to promote quality cheeses and French terroir everywhere in the world.
DEFROIDMONT produce on its wall, a huge variety of fresh and frozen products from the starter to the dessert in order to delight your taste buds.
Our flagship products are the traditionnal "Flamiche au Maroilles" made with a soft and tender dough, rolled out and garnished with Maroilles AOP cheese by hand but also our famous Sugar tarts with Vergeoise and a succulent mix of sugar and cream.
DEFROIDMONT proposes the direct selling of its products in the store next to the plant. You will find there all the DEFROIDMONT products but also a lot of regional specialities like the famous" Potjevleesh", les "bêtises de Cambrai", The "Lucullus de Valenciennes" or even the "ch'ti" beer.
On this website, command your favourite products, they will be delivered at home wherever in Europe with really short deadlines while respecting the cold chain.
Everyday more than 40 people work at DEFROIDMONT.
One team is dedicated to the home-service and the negociation part while the other one manages the production.
DEFROIDMONT stays above all a familial company and it is seen everyday by the presence of 6 family members on differents key positions.
It is thanks to their involvment and their innovative ideas that the company evolves day by days.
Once a month, DEFROIDMONT open the door of the production unit for groups of visitors eager to know what the upside is.
The guided tour last about 1h30 and includes:
-A presentation video +/- 15min,
-A presentation of the production tool,
-A sensory and evolutive tasting of our specialities and the possibility to buy your favorites in the store.
The visit begin between 9h and 9h30 and is available for groups between 25 and 50 persons maximum.
To make this visit it is needed to book 3 weeks before by contacting our guide Murielle at this adress: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fee: 3.70€ for each adult.
159, Grand Rue
59550 MAROILLES (France)