Fromage 4+

Pocket Guide to World Cheeses

Steve Welch

    • $2.99

Description

A huge update for your culinary pleasure... enjoy!

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.
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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.
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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.

What’s New

Version 10.4

The 2021-22 World Cheese Awards held in Oviedo Spain exhibited many outstanding cheeses. This version of Fromage adds 370 cheeses selected from producers winning SuperGold and Gold awards and originating from the countries of Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Netherlands, Portugal, Hungary, United Kingdom, the United States, and others. And, because producers are a valuable source of additional cheese information, Fromage now provides website links directly to the dairy or fromager when available.

Application improvements to the search for cheeses has been improved and extended to include the use of tags within the cheese description or within your personal notes. You can create and use tags (such as #mybestcheeses or #atmystore) within your notes to customize your search experience.

Finally, improvements were made to the application for Dark Mode and for minor bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

therealrosemarydrover ,

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.

kcwinaus ,

Very nice

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.

Flevo52 ,

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!

App Privacy

The developer, Steve Welch, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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