Need a cheese app for your iPhone or iPad? Fromage provides a convenient pocket resource of fantastic cheeses made throughout the world for your culinary exploration. The cheese library contains well beyond 1,100 world cheeses thanks to suggestions from our established base of Fromage users worldwide.
Each cheese entry features artistically presented cheese photos, historically narrated flavor descriptions, and suggested best choices for complementary wines. You can add your own favorite cheeses to the standard library and attach personal notes about any of the cheeses.
Fromage uses iCloud to synchronize your cheese entries and notes between all of your Apple devices.
If you’re a classically trained chef, professional party planner, cheese buyer, or just plain cheese lover, grab Fromage, your favorite wine, and experience the wonderful and historic flavors of cheese.
Fromage comes with the ability to create personal cheese notes, rate cheeses from 1 to 5 stars (included an “Avoid” rating), add cheeses to your favorite lists (Try, Buy, or Favorites categories), record tasting impressions with up to 70 tasting keywords, and search the cheese library.
You can also enter your own cheeses (including photos captured from your device camera) and list those cheeses automatically in the “My Additions” category. There is also a “Share” feature so cheese information can be sent (via e-mail) to friends or to the developer for inclusion in future versions of Fromage.
Internet or Wi-Fi connection is not required for program use, which is great for remote locations when no data plan is available.
Cheese library with permission from:
• Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX)
The application supports English, French, Spanish, and German languages when the iOS device settings are set to that language.
Note: The developer of Fromage reserves the right to remove or alter submitted cheese information that is copyright protected.
Fixed minor issue with the list of cheeses displayed in iPad portrait mode. Ensured compatibility with new iPhone hardware models.
Ratings and Reviews
This is a good app, with a couple of small issues. The interfaces is looking a little stale, for one, but the bigger issues are duplicate entries and descriptions that often look like ad copy. I'm sure that has to do with where the entries were sourced, but after so long, couldn't they be edited? Also, like the duplicate entries, it is unhelpful to have, say, "Cheddar", "Organic Cheddar", "Goat's milk Cheddar", rather than Cheddar; Cheddar-Goat's milk; Cheddar-Organic. Same goes for branded cheeses all clumped by brand rather than type. These are longstanding issues, and it appears the developer has little interest in addressing them.
Pretty good... missing a few things
First I’d like the saved/favorites to sync across devices. I have both iPad and iPhone, but the data is not shared between them, so I have to re-enter the data twice or limit where I manage the information.
Next, I’d like to be able to create a profile with my likes/dislikes.
Third, I’d like to share share my information and opinions, and collaborate and see what others think and what their opinions are.
Wonderful cheese encyclopedia
I’ve used this application for many years now and I am still surprised about the amount of work the author put in. Congrats!
I buy lots of different cheeses and have used this guide to search for new ones. Often I have to bring them in from the country of origin. I’ve shown this app too many cheesemongers I meet and all of them said they wanted this app. Hopefully they also bought it. Thank you Mr. Welch!
- Steve Welch
- 177.3 MB
- Food & Drink
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 Steve Welch
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.