Definition of fromage frais in English:

fromage frais


mass noun
  • A type of smooth soft fresh cheese, with the consistency of thick yogurt.

    • ‘Beat together the lemon curd, mascarpone and fromage frais until smooth.’
    • ‘I wheeled out my failsafe conversational gambit which is to ask Mel to take me through the difference between creme fraiche, fromage frais and sour cream.’
    • ‘If you are watching your weight, you could use fromage frais or low-fat thick yoghurt instead of cream.’
    • ‘All the usual cereals are flanked by an extraordinary array of dried fruits, nuts and seeds (macadamia, pumpkin, pine kernels), a wonderful wet Bircher muesli with zingy grated apple or big bowls of Greek yogurt and fromage frais.’
    • ‘Cream, chilled desserts and cheese should experience the weakest growth over the 2002-07 period, due largely to consumer trends towards healthier, more functional dairy products such as yogurt and fromage frais.’
    • ‘Le Petit Suisse is not yogurt, but a very rich little pot of fresh, sweet fromage frais.’
    • ‘While the mushrooms are sautéeing, make the dressing by mixing the fromage frais with the vinegar and mustard, and seasoning with salt and pepper.’
    • ‘He took the traditional French idea of serving fromage frais with salt, pepper and a bowl of herbs, allowing each diner to season his or her own cheese, and turned it into a marketable, packaged product.’
    • ‘Yoghurts and fromage frais are often very popular, but avoid those high in sugar.’
    • ‘Dessert was a choice of apple pie or stewed apple with fromage frais and ice cream.’
    • ‘Whisk cream or fromage frais in peaks and fold into mixture.’
    • ‘Serve with 1 tbsp low-fat fromage frais and eat with a slice of toasted rye bread.’
    • ‘There was some fromage frais, some juice, and a bread roll, none of which Alex was terribly happy about eating.’
    • ‘We've managed to get him to drink a some home-made apple juice and a small amount of milk and the sum total of solid food today extended to half a fromage frais and half a jar of chocolate pudding.’
    • ‘Consumer watchdogs found fromage frais and other milk products for sale after their sell-by date in a York area village store, magistrates heard.’
    • ‘Next we shared a bresaola salad with beets, fromage frais and hazelnuts.’
    • ‘Allow to cool, then just whisk into the fromage frais and continue as for the main recipe.’
    • ‘The plain variety of fromage frais is very versatile and can be used in dips, sauces, as a topping for baked potatoes and desserts or as an ingredient in cheesecakes and desserts.’
    • ‘What is the difference between the following and can any of them replace another: crème fraîche, fromage frais, fromage blanc, yogurt, sour cream, cream, double cream, whipping cream?’


French, literally ‘fresh cheese’.


fromage frais