Our Company


COQUARD company was founded in 1991 by Mr André COQUARD, a cheese maker by profession, graduated from ENIL of La-Roche-sur-Foron in 1974 and currently President of the company.
The company has always been located in Villefranche Sur Saône, at 25 km North of Lyon. It is an independent company currently employing 23 persons, 7 of whom are graduated from a dairy school and with a good knowledge of cheeses in order to assist the customers.

For almost 30 years at the service of the dairy tradition, COQUARD distributes its products in FRANCE an in many countries, mainly by relying on a distributor network in a dozen countries.

In France and abroad the return of consumers to artisanal and authentic products local products requires the company to adapt and allows its development.

André Coquard

Founder statement


“From the first day, it was necessary to create suitable products for farmer’s workshop . Everything has started by our range of cultures tubes, nobody did that ! Recipes have been developed for 20 and for 200 litres of milk then up to 600 litres. Today, we have more than 100 cultures which are available for sale.
Then early in 1999, the website opened us to the export, and once again it was necessary to adapt the range, to review our products and always add pages to our catalogue.“


More than 1800 products are presented in the catalogue. Not mentioning the other products and all the spare parts.

french products

More than 3/4 of our products are made in France by ourselves, or are produced by our french suppliers or subcontractors.


From small supplies to complete dairy, COQUARD ships to more than 70 countries.

Sending in 48h

80% of orders are processed within 48 hours. Sending of rennets and cultures in 24h to 48 hours under controlled temperature.

Our expertise

Reception and advice

7 persons available, trained and sensitive to the specificities of the cheese dairy. They meet our customers needs in France and abroad :


  • Reception in our opening hours.
  • Requests of catalogue, quotes, orders.
  • Choice of products, advices on the use of the products.
  • Certificates, technical data sheets.

technical assistance in cheese dairy

4 technical advisers, cheese-makers for trade, bring you their experiences.

Mainly by phone and e-mails, by our presence on exhibitions and by visiting the dairies. Our team assists our customers in their projects…


  • Installation project
  • Choice of equipment
  • Advice on cheese making
  • Hygiene and cleaning
  • Reception and advice at the store

Mini-dairy worldwide

A know-how recognized, a very complete range of products and a technical support are our assets for proposing the equipment of a small artisanal dairy especially in the developing countries.


  • Manual /semi-manual/ mechanized equipment, from the milk collection to the sale of dairy products.
  • Technical choices and overall equipment costing.
  • Tests and presentation of the equipment.
  • Recipes to make yoghurt, fermented milk, pasteurized milk, cream and butter, pressed cheese …
  • Shipment by us with or whitout groupage in a sea container.

French manufacturer

75 % of our products are made in France, and less than 10 % are imported from countries outside European Union.

Half of our range are products composed and manufactured by us internally,or by subcontracting at our boilermakers, artisans, or suppliers.


  • Preparation and packaging of our rennets and cultures by us in laboratory.
  • Stainless steel boiler work shared out between 3 boilermakers in the Beaujolais aera.
  • Assembly of refrigeration units, thermostats and automated systems made internally in our own premises.
  • A range of products designed by us and manufactured in our suppliers’ factories.

After-sales service

We provide advices and after-sales service of our products.


  • Advice for the good use of our products, and for equipment installation.
  • Distance repair service with the customer or the craftsperson (plumber, electrician, refrigeration specialist).Storage of required spare parts for our products.
  • No annual closing for holidays (except the day before New year’s eve for inventory).
  • One-year parts and labour warranty after the delivery date.

We are present to assist you

Customer reception


A team of 7 persons assists you and answers to your questions, for your quotes and the tracking of your orders.
Possible reception in french, english or spanish

Shipment and store


A team of 7 persons deals each day with the receptions and ships your orders in France and worldwide.
They will be also at your service in our store for advising you and processing your order.


Laboratory production


A team of 5 persons works each day for the preparation of our rennets and cutures as well as the packagings of our products which are distributed under the brand name Coquard.


Technical advice


A team of 4 technicians cheese makers provides you with advices and technical support in dairy for your projects or for your fabrication recipes.
A technician is dedicated to after-sales service


Find our products in the store


In our store, you will discover our range of products, meet a technician for advices about products and of course, pick up directly your goods.
Reception of group of visitors : for a good organisation, we recomment to inform us of your visit 24 hours before to ensure a good reception.

Our team welcomes you every day from monday to friday. Do not hesitate to contact us.

478 Rue Alexandre Richetta
69400 Villefranche sur Saône FRANCE
35 minutes to the north of Lyon
35 minutes from Saint Exupéry airport

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Monday to thursday : from 8h to 12h30 and 13h30 to 17h20
Friday : from 8h to 12h30 and from 13h30 to 16h
Saturday, sunday and public holidays : closed

For individuals



For nearly 10 years, a specific website has been designed for individuals who want to know how to make cheeses at home . In the mind homemade, « Do It Yourself » this website Ya’tout Fromage Maison offers a range of accessories, sets and recipes for individuals.

Ya’tout concept : ready-to-use preparations including detailed and presented manufacturing recipes to discover the manufacturing of dairy products.

You’re distributor and you wish to propose that range of products in your business area . Contact COQUARD company.
Access to the website Ya'tout-fromage-maison



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