Fromage Fort

Fromage fort is a classic French way to use up those delicious, but maybe-too-small-to-serve bits of cheese in your fridge.

Transform into a quick-to-prepare, zhuzhed-up cheese spread that’s
sure to delight your guests.

Use any combination of good quality cheeses, being mindful to watch for saltiness and keep tasting as you go. This recipe is very forgiving.

Add a bit more creamy cheese, or wine if it’s too dry, or more fresh herbs to your taste. Try spreading fromage fort on baguette slices and broiling for a warm, toasty treat with some mulled wine.


  • ½ lb cheese bits, rinds cut off, in ½” chunks –
  • parmesan, gouda, brie, cheddars all
  • work well
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ¼-½ cup dry white wine (use the rest to serve
  • your guests!)
  • 2-3 Tbsp your choice minced fresh herbs, like
  • parsley, thyme, basil
  • Freshly-ground black pepper


  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth, adding more wine or cheese until a soft, spreadable consistency and the flavor profile suits your taste. Keep in the fridge for up to a week.