Saint André (France)
St. André is a soft ripened cheese that's very rich and has a full, buttery taste. Crafted in Coutances, in the Normandy region of northwestern France, St. André is a pasteurized cow's milk cheese, covered with a satiny, edible rind. Soft-ripened, the downy white outer layer offers a complex counterpoint to the wildly rich and silky center. Inside the downy rind you'll find a rich center that adds up to 70% butterfat. As dense as pure butter and with the richest of flavors, the tongue-pleasing salty tang derives from the ocean air blowing through the pastures of the Normandy coast.