The permanent collections are installed in a two-story 5000 m² building and the large range of tools and machines on show are organised by product families (butter, cheese, yoghurt, etc.).
Logically the first section of the visit is dedicated to the milk collection stage, which represents the first and essential link in the chain.
- Milk collection tools : the majority of items on show in this section are the milk cans and bottles used to collect milk, but there are other features such as the first hand cart used to transport milk cans
- Cream separators or creamers : a unique collection made up of the various different types of cream separators or creamers
- Churns : one of the world’s most interesting collections
- Cheeses : The exhibition area devoted to cheese production takes up half of the available space.
Running alongside the the main passageway the visitors will discover a series of slides, each showing a typical scene focusing on the major stages in the production of the most well known cheeses (i.e. hand ladling Camembert, Cantal cheese-making methods, pressing the Emmenthal, maturing Roquefort).
Each of these slides is also accompanied by videos taken from the cinematographic archives dating back to the first half of the 20th Century. Therefore the visitor can discover all there is to know about the methods used to make Camembert, Emmenthal, Roquefort, etc.
- 500 Camembert labels from the 210,000 labels in the founder’s private collection.