planche-menuburger

Cheese has been our passion since 1969

As an independent family enterprise, Fromi has pursued its passion for cheese and gastronomy for more than 50 years. Selection, innovation and human expertise form the centrepiece of our activities.
Fromi has acquired an international reputation as a leading provider of cheese specialities. Our customers appreciate our comprehensive and wide-ranging selection and constant innovations.

Film Fromi –ANG
Who we are We unearth culinary rarities and bring out new flavours.

We passionately track down traditional specialities and create new products under our own labels. Thus our strategy is clearly based on the continuous search for authentic products which meet the expectations of a demanding market hungry for innovations.

Cheese is our DNA. However, we also offer our customers gourmet foods and wines which perfectly complement our range of local cheese creations. Product traceability is especially important for us as well as organoleptic and, of course, bacteriological quality.

Our values Proximity
We offer our customers on-site service which is tailored to their individual needs provided by a team of committed men and women who share their strong passion for cheese and gastronomy.
We create and develop new cheese specialities together with our producers every year.
With general welfare in mind we address the specific needs of our customers, suppliers and employees.
We think positively about our future rooted in a corporate culture to which everyone truly adheres.
2019 Fromi in figures
160
Employees
80
Million-euro
turnover
125
Tons of weekly delivered cheese
6000
Product items in our catalogue
International presence Global network

Fromi offers their clients products, advice and services which perfectly match their individual markets.

50 countries
5 subsidiaries Strasbourg-Kehl | Paris-Rungis | New York | Montreal | Tokyo
4 logistic hubs Strasbourg-Kehl | Paris-Rungis | New York | Tokyo
Company history
XavierDavid
1969 FROMI is founded in Kehl by Mr Xavier David. A committed European, he had been crossing the Rhine since 1959 to trade French cheeses in Germany. From this date onwards, Fromi became an indispensable partner to traditional and artisan French cheese dairies.
JurassicNB
1970 Xavier David launches his first creations specially adapted to the German market, such as Jurassic, a pressed cheese from Jura whose weight of 10 kg was well received by German delicatessens.
Ikofa-1978-2
1978 With support from its historic partners, Fromi presents to the IKOFA exhibition in Munich a range of French cheeses made from raw milk: Roquefort PAPILLON, Isigny Sainte-mère Camembert produced using raw milk. At the time, this was truly revolutionary in Germany!
Argental
1985 Launch of a range created by specialist cheese dairies under the name “D’Argental”.
G-Dehaye3
1986 Guillaume Dehaye comes on board. He takes over management of Fromi in 1994 following Mr Xavier David’s retirement.
fromi
1988 Creation of the Fromi signature range, a mark of quality and respect for tradition, including 10 French cheeses.
V-Christophe
1991 Our Master Cheesemaker, Vincent Christophe, who is responsible for sourcing our products and developing new specialities, joins the organisation.
Frimi-gres
1993 Creation of Grès d’Alsace, an oval-shaped cheese with a very creamy curd and a washed rind, adorned with ferns. Its launch is a success, meaning that flavoured and more mature varieties quickly follow.
tradition-du-bon-fromage
1997 Creation of the successful brand “La Tradition du Bon Fromage”, aimed exclusively at cheese sellers and unique in terms of its range of cheeses, their taste and their aging process.
mathez1
1999 Fromi diversifies its business with a delicatessen range under the heading “Gourmandises de Louise”.
Fromi-Rungis2
2000 Fromi strikes out with a major export in the form of FROMI Rungis, based at the Rungis International Market in Paris, a place dedicated to major exports, particularly to America, Japan and Australia.
Fromi-Usa
2008 Creation of the FROMI USA branch in New York.
XD-reblochon-timeline
2009 Launch of a premium range exclusively reserved for the best cheese sellers and restaurants in the world under the signature brand “Xavier David - Affineur de Goûts” to celebrate the company’s 40-year anniversary and in honour of its founder. Each product is carefully selected according to its taste and exceptional maturity, results of the producer’s expertise.
Whh
2009 Launch of the partnership with Welthungerhilfe, a German NGO combatting worldwide poverty. Since this time, Fromi has been actively supporting agricultural economic development projects in Bolivia, Tajikistan and Kenya.
Brietruffe4
2012 Launch of the “Brie stuffed with black truffle”, an original creation by our Master Cheesemaker in collaboration with “Maison de la Truffe” in Paris, using the latter’s ingredients and marketed under its brand.
Excellence
2012 Launch of the “Affinage d’Excellence” premium range. Simultaneously traditional, due to its producers’ ancestral expertise and the authenticity of the terroirs from which it hails, and modern thanks to its innovative packaging.
Fromi-logo
2016 Fromi is given a new visual identity. The symbol of the hummingbird with its wings flapping demonstrates our drive; the two circles represent the strong partnerships we build with our suppliers and customers.
fromi-japon
2016 Founding of the new subsidiaries Fromi Japan in Tokyo and Fromi Canada in Montreal. Our mission is to become an indispensable partner and work more closely with all our customers who want to develop their cheese and delicatessen business.
Ghislain-Dehaye
2017 Ghislain Dehaye joins FROMI, working alongside his father and members of the management team.
tradition-Emotion
2018 Redesign of the Fromi brand, which becomes the Tradition-Emotion brand, with new labels promoting the authenticity of PDO cheeses and those originating from French and European terroirs.
Fromi-logo50ans
2019 Fromi celebrates 50 years of collaborating with its suppliers and serving its customers. Thank you!
Solidarity Our cooperation with Welthungerhilfe

Since 2009 Fromi has been engaged in the fight against poverty and hunger in the world, with the help of the German NGO Welthungerhilfe, known for their efficient aid projects.

For each kilo of sold ‘Xavier David’ cheese Welthungerhilfe receives 0,25€ earmarked for agricultural projects.

Fromi and its employees encourage and support humanitarian work and educational initiatives.

WHH-Fromi1 WHH-Fromi2