Maybe you hosted a wine and cheese pairing in honor of Bastille Day over the weekend. Or perhaps you decided to have fun with fondue. Either way, you've got eight (expensive) odds and ends of cheese in your fridge that you don't know how to salvage. No worries, make fromage fort, a French cheese spread! Any type of cheese can be used to make this tasty spread for crackers and bread. To learn how it's made,


  1. Discard any moldy or dried ends from the cheese.
  2. Place approximately half a pound of cheese chunks into your food processor, along with a couple tablespoons of dry white wine, a garlic clove, and salt and pepper.
  3. Process until smooth and transfer to a serving bowl.
  4. Serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to a week (the flavor will intensify).

This solution is exciting and incredibly interchangeable. Want to add body? Replace wine with cream. For more bite, swap the wine for cognac. Tossing herbs, like parsley or dill, into the food processor when blending will add flavor. Need a quick, delicious hors d'œuvre? Spread fromage fort onto bread and broil for a few minutes. Très bien!