Evaluation of the firmness and consistencies of Fromage Frais by penetration using a cylinder probe.
Fromage Frais is a fresh cheese made in a similar manner to cheese. However, unlike cheese, the curds are not solidified but stirred giving it a smooth soft texture that is similar to yoghurt. Pure Fromage Frais is fat-free and by the addition of cream, the fat content and flavour is increased. Increasing the fat content in the product produces a softer cheese by weakening the protein matrix as the ratio of protein to fat content decreases.