French dairy group Bongrain has had a healthy 2007, seeing turnover rise almost 10%.

The company saw revenue rise 9.8% to EUR3.4bn (US$4.9bn) as its cheese business continued to grow during the fourth quarter of the year.

Bongrain, which will publish more detailed figures on its 2007 performance next month, added that it saw a growth in sales volumes for its dairy proteins from its dairy ingredients business.

The unit accounts for just under a third of Bongrain's revenue with cheese making up the remainder.