Also Known As: Fromage Cheese is also known as fromage frais.
Cheese, fromage in French, formaggio in Italiano, queso in Spanish.
Fromage cheese (also known as fromage blanc, maquée and similar to some kinds of quark) is a dairy product, originating from Belgium and the north of France. The name literally means "fresh cheese" (with fromage blanc meaning "white cheese").
Fromage cheese is a creamy soft cheese made with whole or skimmed milk and cream. They are made from cow's milk, goat's milk, or sheep's milk and are not aged.
Rather than adding rennet, which is used to prepare some cheeses, the curd is formed by adding lactic starter to the milk.
These cheeses are white and contain a lot of water.
It has the consistency of cream cheese, but with fewer calories (virtually fat free) and less cholesterol.
It has little or no flavor but cream is frequently added to improve the flavor, which also increases the fat content, frequently to as high as 8 percent of total weight.