Fromage fort

Why didn’t I find out before? As soon as I saw fromage fort on the smitten kitchen I knew I had to try making it. I had so many bits and pieces of cheese leftover and who doesn’t love a cheesy spread??

fromage fort 1

So last week I made some. It was a revelation! Perfect for spreading on pretty much anything, but I bet it would make a great sauce for a gratin too.

fromage fort 2

Anyway delicious! And no need to measure anything! Just use whatever you have left in the fridge and it will be delicious!

Fromage fort


  • Left over cheese
  • Dry white wine
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1-2 spoon butter


  1. If most of your cheese is hard and dried up as mine was, soak it in a bit of the white wine for half hour or so so it is easier to blend.
  2. Blend the cheese, garlic and wine and keep adding wine and butter until you have the desired consistency. I wanted mine smooth and cream cheese like so I blended rather long, but you might like it different.
  3. Spread on bread, crackers or really anything and enjoy!

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8 Responses to Fromage fort

  1. P Collins says:

    I thought you were supposed to let the mixture ferment if it’s proper Fromage Fort? Otherwise the flavour will not be strong enough to be truly “Fort”, just a cheese spread.

    • PolaM says:

      Might be. I am not an expert of french cusine. Although the cheeses i used were pretty strong and letting it ferment would make it a bit too strong for me…

  2. Frank says:

    I discovered fromage fort some years ago from a book called Cuisine Economique, by Jacques Pepin. Since then it’s become a staple around the house. I love mine really garlicky. What a wonderful way to use odd and ends of leftover cheeses!

  3. Sounds like the perfect nibble to eat with a cold glass of white wine, like in your pretty photo

  4. I’ve never made anything like this but it sounds so interesting and simple! 😀

  5. wok with ray says:

    I love the black and white shot – it’s lovely. :)

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