About Le Creuset
First. Finest. Favourite.
As the first in colourful cookware, the finest measure for quality and design, and the favourite for generations, Le Creuset is an enduring symbol of culinary character.
A cast iron partnership
In 1925, two Belgian industrialists met at the Brussels Fair — one, a specialist in enamelling; the other, an expert in casting. Jointly they 'cracked the code' to enamelling cast iron and brought colour to the kitchen.
Together, Le Creuset’s founders ushered in a new era of cookware.
After their first meeting, Armand Desaegher and Octave Aubecq agreed to collaborate, and together they defined the basic production process of the enamelled cast iron cocotte that we still use today. Once they created a working prototype in 1925, Le Creuset was born. The pair went on to establish a foundry in the village of Fresnoy-le-Grand, about two hours north of Paris. Our factory site stands at a transportation crossroads, making it easier to source the iron, coke and sand needed for production. To this day, our iconic cast iron cookware is still made in the original foundry in France.
Perfect for longer cuts of meat. Try roasting a chicken with the lid on for a succulent bird that falls off the bone and keeps your oven clean in the process. As versatile as the round casserole, the oval cast iron casserole is also large enough to roast a whole leg of lamb and narrow enough to leave extra space in the oven for the trimmings.
Bring a pop of colour to your kitchen with Le Creuset classic mills. Combining quality, style and next level function, this piece makes seasoning a joy. It features a long lasting, fully adjustable ceramic grinder, so you can go fine or coarse.