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Fromage Fort

Clean your cheese drawer to make delicious Fromage Forte. Served hot or cold, no one will know you repurposed cheese to make such an elegant appetizer.

  • Author: Judy Barbe
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1.5 cups 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: food processor
  • Cuisine: French, American


  • ½ pound cheese, trimmed of nonedible rind
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 12 tablespoons white wine
  • dash freshly ground pepper
  • dash of cayenne


  • Cut cheese into 1/2-inch cubes and grate the hard cheeses, such as Parmesan. In a food processor, drop garlic into feed tube of running food processor to mince it. Turn off machine and add cheese. Pulse 8-10 times. Add wine, pepper and cayenne. Blend until smooth, approximately 2 minutes.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate for at least 1 hour for a firmer consistency. This can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


Keywords: cheese spread, cheese dip, what to do with leftover cheese, easy appetizer