Our History


Company history

Les Vinaigreries du Lion, a company founded in Lagny-sur-Marne in 1865 by Mr. Mathon passed into the hands of the Chamois family in 1890. It produced a quality vinegar, based on white alcohol. At the time, France was divided into two parts and the Loire served as a demarcation. The north of France found the raw material in beet while the south of France found in wine. The vinegar factory produced and delivered the serving vinegar to the preparation of Moutarde de Meaux® Pommery® for many decades. It is therefore natural for our company to retaliate against the production of the Moutarde de Meaux® Pommery®.


Moutarde de Meaux® history

Meaux is located 60km east of Paris. The capital of the Seine and Marne (77), the city has more than 50,000 inhabitants (the Meldois).
The history of Meaux has been subjectto to the whims of the meandering Marne, the river on which the city is built.

In antiquity, the Ourcq Canal and the Marne formed a vast loop north of the city, where lived a Gallic people called the "Meldis", who gave their names to the city. From the 4th century, the city became the seat of a bishop's office and later the capital of Brie. We have to go back to Charlemagne to find the first links between the religious and mustard.

He asked the religious to grow mustard in the bishops. He had also been able to protect the mills that belonged to the religious, as well as the quarries, hence the struggles between various congregations of clergymen (notably the priory of Reuil who held the milling quarries of the area and which had as its competition the abbesses of St Benedict (Benedictine) or the nones of the Ferté-sous-Jouarre with the Canons of the Chapter).

In the 18th century many mustard factories can be identified, some manufacturers owned their own mills and others specialized in milling and sold their flour to craftsmen who made mustards. for human consumption and medicine and pharmacy.

The consumption of mustard was very important, it made it possible to erase the taste of foods that were not always fresh. As early as 1771, we were able to identify mustard sets in Meaux who had taken over the torch at the Canons, on an industrial scale for the time. J.B. Pommery operated a millstone quarry alongside his mustard business. The secret of the Moutarde de Meaux® had been given to him from the Canons. In 1890 the Pommery family remained the only one to make mustard.


In 1925, manufacturing left the family to enter an era of modern production. Today the Moutarde de Meaux® Pommery® has kept the same recipe as by the past, its ingredients carefully selected for their qualities. This gives the product a quality that many have tried to copy. The quality of the sandstone used, the most natural material, but also its natural and unaggregated cork allows it to preserve itself and cross our planet in all directions.

Moutarde de Meaux® in the world

Les Assaisonnements Briards have always jealously guarded this authentic manufacturing process in its production of mustards and vinegars and provide the world with their know-how.

The authenticity and quality of their products has allowed this small company to be located in a high-end market and allows it to achieve 75% of its turnover today in Export by attracting consumers from nearly 40 countries such as Vietnam, Ireland, Iceland, Scotland, Greece, Uruguay, Argentina, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Belgium, Lebanon, Italy, Spain, Russia, India, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, united Arab Emirates, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Canada, usa, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and many others ...