App Library of World Cheeses
Use Fromage as your guide to worldwide cheeses, the #1 app preferred by cheese lovers. Fromage provides a convenient pocket resource of fantastic cheeses made throughout the world for your culinary exploration. The cheese library contains well beyond 1,600 world cheeses from over 35 countries and is continuously expanded thanks to suggestions from our established base of Fromage users worldwide.
Each cheese entry features artistically presented cheese photos, historically narrated flavor descriptions, website links to the producer’s dairy or fromager, and suggested best choices for complementary wines. You can add your own favorite cheeses to the standard library and include personal notes about any of the cheeses.
Searching within the library for that special cheese can be by name, country, milk-type, texture, or by your own custom tags (such as #atmystore).
So, 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.
When internet is available, Fromage uses iCloud to synchronize your cheese entries and notes between all of your Apple devices which can include iPhone, iPad, and Macintosh.
The application provides English, French, Spanish, and German languages when the iOS device settings are set to that language.
From the Developer –
Hello my name is Steve Welch and I want to thank you for your interest in Fromage. I have enjoyed developing Fromage and bringing great cheeses into your kitchen.
It is hard to believe this app began nearly 15 years ago with only a handful of French cheeses a short time after the “new” iPhone was introduced to the world. Fromage quickly became a favorite and best seller in the “Food and Drink” category and the first “Cheese” app available in the app store.
I also wanted to share that I was once a cheese maker myself, although it was some time ago. During the late ‘70’s, I worked summers at being a cheese maker at Rogue Valley Creamery in Oregon USA. Tom Vella was the owner and I made all sorts of cheeses including their vintage artisan Cheddar and Blue cheese’s. It was through this experience and the iPhone platform opportunities that led me to developing Fromage.
The 2022-23 World Cheese Awards held in Wales exhibited many outstanding cheeses. This version of Fromage recognizes the SuperGold winners with the addition of new cheeses from the Wales event along with new cheeses submitted by our worldwide base of Fromage users. Many thanks to our contributors and to the Guild of Fine Food and others for sponsoring the World Cheese Awards.
Ratings and Reviews
Needs to be better
For an app that I paid for, I would expect it to not erase all my entered favorite cheeses. But it just did that. I like the layout but it needs to be better than this.
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.
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!
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- Steve Welch
- 145.1 MB
- Food & Drink
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 10.15 or later.
English, French, German, Spanish
- Age Rating
- © 2023 Steve Welch
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.