Saint Andre is a triple crème cow’s milk cheese, traditionally made in the Normandy region of France, but is now made internationally.
Saint Andre cheese is encased in a thin white rind that is completely edible and offers a tangy compliment of flavors to the rich interior. The buttery paste within is often compared to a more flavorful version of Brie. The cheese is distinctly sweet and sour at the same time.
Take care to enjoy your Saint Andre quickly as after it spends about one month aging, it is has a relatively short shelf life.
Saint Andre is a wonderful addition to any cheese board with its rich luscious texture and its fatty yet still sweet flavor. This cheese works well with sweet and savory preparations and is exceptional spread on a thin slice of pear. If you are looking for a wine pairing, avoid whites, but go for a light and fruity rose instead. Light beers and ales are also great choices for a heartier combination.
Upon receipt of your order the ice pack may no longer be frozen. This is expected and should not be the cause of alarm. The cheese should be cool to room temperature. Once rewrapped and stored properly the cheese will last up to 3 weeks.
For optimal storage allowing the cheese to breathe and retain moisture wrap the cheese in wax paper, plastic wrap or tin foil upon arrival.
A - Bloomy rind, tomes, hard or dry rind cheeses - wrap only the cut surface in plastic wrap, leaving the rind exposed so the cheese can breathe.
B - Blue cheeses should be wrapped securely in tin foil.
C - Washed rind cheeses should be wrapped in wax paper.
D - Small cheeses such as goat’s milk crottin should be wrapped in wax paper.
E - Soft cheeses store well in waxed paper or sealed containers.
Store your cheese in a cool, damp place such as a wine cellar, larder, wine cabinet, or in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator (the warmest part of the refrigerator).
As a general rule, aged hard cheeses last longer than softer, less aged varieties.
For the fullest flavor it is recommended to bring cheese to room temperature before serving.
* See cheese label for proper storage recommendations
To ensure product quality all cheese will ship overnight May 1 through October 1 due to warm summer temperatures.
October through May all cheese will ship 2nd Day, with an Overnight option available at an additional charge.