Let's be honest,
dairy products do have an amazing taste...

But who says that you need to use animals to make them?

At Bon Vivant, we are rethinking our production methods so that our dairy products are sustainable, while maintaining their incomparable quality and taste.

We combine French know-how with the principle of fermentation to recreate the delicious dairy products we all love, without animals. Pleasure without compromise.

We like good dairy products but not their impact on our health, our animals and our planet.

That's why the milk we make is:

Lactose and
 cholesterol free

We are bon vivants but we take care of ourselves!

without animals

But retains its taste and nutritional qualities!

Respectful of
our environment

Its production emits very little CO2 and requires far fewer natural resources such as water or earth.

We have been using fermentation for centuries. The principle invented by Louis Pasteur which allows us to make delicious bread or beer now gives us the possibility of making milk.

We follow 4 steps:


We combine cow DNA with nutritional yeast.


We give water, sugar and nutrients to our yeast.


We recover the milk proteins produced by our yeast.


We use these proteins to recreate the dairy products we love, respecting traditional French know-how.

A team of

Bons Vivants

Stéphane Mac Millan • CEO
Hélène Briand • CTO
Kelly Mulder • CSO
Balakrishnan Ramesh • Up-stream research leader
Arnaud Mimouni • Head of food innovation
Apostolos Panteloglou • Director of industrialization



What is a bon vivant?

A bon vivant is someone in a jovial mood, who likes to enjoy life and especially the pleasures of the table. Generally, without compromise, without concessions. We want to continue to enjoy our delicious dairy products, while being respectful of animals and the planet.


Where does precision fermentation come from?

This method is a process that we have been using for centuries, and whose scientific understanding was made possible in the 19th century by the French researcher Louis Pasteur. Today, Bon Vivant honors this heritage and develops yeasts that produce milk proteins. Thanks to our yeasts, we produce milk proteins identical to those produced by cows.


Does Bon Vivant's proteins contain hormones or antibiotics?

No, our proteins do not contain hormones or antibiotics. As we do not use animals, we do not find the inputs that are sometimes used in traditional dairy production.