Le Fromager is one of the creamiest French cheeses and is produced in the heart of the Rhône Valley. Although similar in appearance to a brie with its white and soft outside, and creamy interior, Le Fromager is gentler in flavor.
What you need to know
Creamy and delicate, Le Fromager has a thin, flowery, white, and fluffy rind, streaked on the sides, and an interior that becomes runnier as it matures.
Its tangy flavor gives off a lot of freshness, a unique rich taste, and velvety texture for an extremely smooth experience overall.
This soft cheese has a bloomy rind and is made from double cream cow's milk. It is made in the heart of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region from milk and is enriched with cream, which gives it its melting texture.
Le Fromager by Fromager d’Affinois comes in large 4.4 lbs wheels, therefore usually sold by the cut or in prepackaged formats.
It is a versatile cheese that can be easily placed on a cheeseboard or charcuterie board, eaten as a snack, or used to make the tastiest grilled cheeses!
A bit of backstory
Inspired by France’s well-established reputation for agricultural products, the founder and his wife decided to try their hand at cheesemaking. The pair honed their craft at an old fromagerie in Pélussin (Loire), which gave them closer access to the Rhône Valley’s rich supply of milk. This surplus in raw materials, coupled with the founder’s passion for local products, ultimately pushed him to found his own fromagerie in 1981 – though rather than following standard protocol for cheese mongering, he had some ideas of his own.
Fromager d’Affinois is vegetarian friendly and lactose free (Lactose < 0.1g per 100g).
Food: dried nuts, apple, crackers and charcuterie
Beverages: Champagne, Sparkling Wine