CdL is a non-profit making association established in 1964, which exists since 1994 in its present form as inter-professional body.
The non-profit making association is jointly managed by milk producers and milk purchasers.

The key mission of the association is to determine the quality and composition of raw milk delivered to the purchasers by the producers of all dairy farms located in Wallonia.
Presently, the association’s missions largely exceed this key activity: they are centred on three businesses:
  • the lab: CdL Lab
  • the technical service: CdL Tech
  • the certification: CdL Certif