05 March 2021  |  Culture, Gastronomy

Le Creuset - Classic french cookware

There is no subsitute for Le Creuset cookware ! It's sheer quality makes Le Creuset cookware a culinary neccesity in any professional or amateur kitchen and is now sold in over 60 countries throughout the world.

The Cocotte, or French Oven, was one of the first cast iron items produced by Le Creuset and is still the most popular item sold in a range of bright retro colours, with its volcanic flame orange becoming a trademark item and a style icon.


Le Creuset began producing its first porcelain enamelled cast iron pots in 1925 from its foundry in Fresnoy le Grand, France. This location was strategically chosen at the crossroads of transportation routes for the raw materials of coke, iron and sand.


Le Creuset foundry uses standard sand-casting methods; after hand finishing, items are sprayed with at least two coats of enamel. The enamel becomes resistant to damage during normal use. Currently, all Le Creuset cast-iron cookware is still manufactured in Fresnoy-le-Grand.

A Style Icon

In 1985 a worldwide survey by the weekly magazine "Expansion", in collaboration with "Newsweek", placed Le Creuset in the top 30 French products recognised by a worldwide audience. In 1987, Le Creuset launched its new range: "Futura", designed by J.L. Barrault.

A Colourful Kitchen

The current Le Creuset logo was introduced in 1970 as a symbolic representation of metal casting and moulding. Alongside its famous flame orange cookware, current colours include 'Soleil' (yellow), 'Marseille' (azur blue), 'Caribbean' (light blue), 'Cherry' (red), 'Dune' (off-white), 'Cassis' 'aubergine / berry purple), 'Truffle' (earth brown) and 'Fennel' (green).

Le Creuset


Le Creuset - the factory in pictures;

Le Creuset official website here;

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Hugh Atkins

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