The Fromage Idon
For iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad

Version 5
Need a great cheese app for your iPhone or iPad? The Fromage app is an excellent guide for cheeses made throughout the world. A “must have” for all connoisseurs of fine foods.

Each cheese entry features artistically presented cheese photos, historically narrated flavor descriptions, and suggested best choices for complementary wines.  You can add your own cheeses to the standard library and attach personal notes about any of the cheeses.

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.

Fromage comes with the ability to create personal cheese notes, rate cheeses from 1 to 5 stars, 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) and list those cheeses automatically in the new “My Additions” category. There is also a “Share” feature so cheeses can be sent (via e-mail) to friends or to the developer for inclusion (see copyright note below) in future versions of Fromage.

Internet or Wi-Fi connection is not required for program use (great for remote locations or when no data plan is in use).

Cheese library with permission from:
•    Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX)

Visit and and purchase some of these great cheeses.

The language is primarily in English for the cheese descriptions with French, Spanish, and German available for the application controls.

Note: The developer of Fromage reserves the right to remove or reject submitted cheese information that is copyright protected.

The cheese library was revised to reflect changes in our cheese supplier affiliations.  New cheeses were added to include a few suggested cheeses from fellow Fromage users.  Corrected a bug when sharing a cheese.

For purchase at the iTunes store, see: iTunes-Fromage
For application support contact Steve Welch at

The search capability allows finding cheeses matching any portion of the search string, in this example "asiago".  Double clicking on the cheese then displays the cheese details.  The "+" button, allows you to add your own cheeses to the library.  The favorites screen shows the categories "Favorites, Buy, Try and My Additions" that help manage your favorite cheeses.  All of the other lists show the cheeses grouped as indicated (e.g., by Milk Type >> "Cow", "Goat", etc.)  Quick scrolling between groupings can be done by moving your finger up and down along the right edge of the screen.
Search   Favorites screen

The cheese details include wine pairings and the flip side (by touching the screen once) shows the cheese historical narrative.  The button "My Notes" allows you to enter your personal notes, set your star rating, and include in your favorites list category.  The button "Share" allows you to send an e-mail of the cheese description to a friend.
Single cheese selected  Cheese narative

Cheese notes include notes, keywords selected from a list of 70 tasting keywords, tasting location and date, and location found and price.
Cheese note   Tasting keywords

If the standard library does not have your favorite cheese, just add it to the library.  Certain fields are required before you can save the cheese, these fields are: 1) Name, 2) Country, 3) Milk Type, and 4) Texture.  The other fields are optional.  You can also add a cheese picture from your iPhoto library.  Afterwards, you can share your cheese entry with a friend or send it to
Edit a cheese  Share a cheese

Fromage also has a few preferences that you can set.  You can access them by selecting the "Settings" application as provided by Apple.

The following is for the iPad
For the iPad, there is more screen area to show both the lists and the details of the cheese selected.  The lists on the left side of the screen work identically to the iPhone version.  When a cheese is selected, the details of the cheese are shown on the right side of the screen.  Adding or editing new cheeses or notes will "pop-up" an entry screen similar to the iPhone version. 
iPad screen shot

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