Birth of Robert Heimburger in Marlenheim, France.
Robert starts his bakery in the nearby town of Sarreguemines, where he makes not only bread and pastries, but also fresh egg pasta which he dries in his oven.
The Second World War pushes Robert to close his bakery and relocate back to his hometown of Marlenheim. There, he dedicates himself to the craft to feed local villagers during these hard times.
He decides to build his own egg pasta factory, while choosing to commercialize his first brand: la Colombe - to symbolize peace.
Robert Heimburger decides to expand his production to spatzle (traditional German egg pasta) and expands his factory.
The iconic Grand Mère brand is born.
The family business is passed onto his son ... Robert Heimburger.
Alsace Egg Pasta (Grand Mère's specialty) obtains the Protected Geographical Indication - a special recognition!
Still family-owned, the Heimburger company is passed on to the founder's grandson - Philippe Heimburger.
Already exporting to over 20 countries worldwide, Grand Mère decides to roll out in the United States!