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Fromage Frais in the L.A. area anyone?

DeniseANP Mar 29, 2011 02:11 PM

I am trying to find SOMEWHERE to buy fat-free fromage frais. I would rather not order it from an on-line supplier. Can anyone help? I tried Gelson's, Bristol Farms, Whole Foods and Trader Joe's already - no luck.

  1. George May 7, 2011 07:16 PM

    More specific than fromage frais, but I just finished off the delicious goat milk faisselle that Laurent Bonjour is selling out of his cheese truck at local Farmer's Markets: Laurent Bonjour's Cheese Corner.

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      bad nono Mar 29, 2011 06:04 PM

      I once saw some approximation of it under the denomination "fromage blanc" but bearing no resemblance to the real thing at Whole Foods on 3rd & Fairfax, I think under the brand "Vermont Butter & Cheese". It really tasted like anything but fromage blanc to my French palate, and I don't think it was fat-free.
      You may want to call Monsieur Marcel at the Farmer's Market, they may stock it, too.

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      1. re: bad nono
        DeniseANP Mar 30, 2011 10:21 AM

        Yes, Whole Foods in Thousand Oaks told me that they have fromage blanc, but not low fat or fat free. I need the fromage frais to be LF or FF. I will try Monsieur Marcel, though - he sounds like someone who would probably know where to find it if possible! Thanks!

        1. re: DeniseANP
          jko201 May 5, 2011 01:14 PM

          I bought fromage blanc made by Vermont Creamery at the Whole Foods on 3rd & Fairfax. It is 0% fat. 1 ounce has 15 calories, 1 gram of sugar , 1 carb and 2.5 grams of protein. They don't always have it in stock and it is just under $5 for an 8 ounce container.

      2. Bob Brooks Mar 29, 2011 05:29 PM

        It's been quite a while but I believe I recall seeing it at the Cheese Store of Beverly Hills.

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        1. re: Bob Brooks
          DeniseANP Mar 30, 2011 10:16 AM

          Thanks! I'll give them a call.

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