About Us

Our Story

Enjoy a gourmet stop in L'Atelier du Fromage for breakfast, lunch or a little treat and fall in love with New Zealand's largest selection of French cheeses, charcuterie and delicacies.

1991 Jean-Christophe took the opportunity to travel to New-Zealand to learn more about NZ wines. Six months after arriving he would meet his future wife and some years later, his business partners, Peter & Scott.

The influence of family has always been strong, with siblings of both JC and Peter involved in various parts of the operation and are still involved today, likewise the partners of both JC and Scott work in the business.

2000 Maison Vauron moved from Boston Road to our current location in Newmarket. Welcome to McColl Street!

2005 saw the introduction of La Fromagerie to Maison Vauron. La Fromagerie under the guidance of Gilles Mereau is now regarded as the leading importer and distributor of French cheeses and specialty goods in New-Zealand.

2010 Gilles was awarded the medal of "Ordre du Mérite agricole" by the French Ambassador of New Zealand.