Pronunciation: [froh-MAHZH; froh-mah-ZHAY]
Fromage is French for "cheese." A fromager is a cheesemaker, though the word is sometimes used to describe a cheese wholesaler or retailer.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.