Saint Albray

Made with pasteurized cow's milk, this popular cheese is ripened for two weeks and formed into a shape similar to that of a flower with each "petal" forming a half pound of cheese. The six "petals" are centered around a disk which, when removed, creates a hollow center resembling the center of the flower. Only St. Albray offers a flavor experience as unique as its scalloped silhouette. When the whole wheel, or flower, is displayed, the cheese makes an attractive centerpiece to a table.

PROFILE

Saint Albray slices beautifully and is mild and moist, but still retains its body despite its creamy nature. Saint Albray's enduring success comes from its distinctive taste. As a young soft ripened cheese, St. Albray resembles a rich and mellow Camembert, but with a less intense flavor. Within its mysterious aging process, St. Albray develops the hearty, robust flavor of a traditional washed-rind cheese. St. Albray has a rich aroma and a rich flavor that can be enhanced by eating it with its ginger/reddish-white rind. Its ivory center contrasts well with its colorful rind. Serve Saint Albray with a Pinot Noir or Chianti. It also goes well with white or nut breads.

HISTORY

The year 1976 may have marked the Bicentennial in the United States, but in France it was the year Saint Albray cheese was invented. Beyond the snow-capped Pyrenees lie the serene pastures of Basque country and the Bearn region of southwest France. Spicy cuisine, Jurancon wine and hearty succulent cheeses flourish. Within this rich culinary heritage, St. Albray was conceived and, like Brie and Camembert, it was born of the purest tradition in French cheese.

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St Albray sandwich with mushrooms,
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written by Robert , November 09, 2011
Just discovered Saint Albray and it is the best. Good bye Brie
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written by MikeL, October 04, 2011
Does anyone know where in the San Marcos, CA (north San Diego county) area one could find this cheese?
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written by jojo, February 05, 2011
rockaway beach stop n shop
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written by jojo, February 05, 2011
new stop n shop in rockaway beach has it
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written by jojo, February 05, 2011
the new stop n shop in rockaway beach has this cheese
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written by Miles Smith, January 21, 2011
Micheal, you may have found this out already but that flavor you are tasting is probably the rind.
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written by Michael Montgomery, September 07, 2010
I found St. Albray cheese at Treasure Island foods in Chicago (Hyde Park store). A large wedge, pungent, more so in taste than aroma. Did find myself wondering if it had turned: is this possible?
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written by Reese, August 27, 2010
Juergen - you can find it at Fox & Obel
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written by Paula (Louisville, KY), July 09, 2010
I found St. Albray at Kroger. It has to be a big Kroger with a fresh cheese section. Very nice cheese.
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written by Pregnet, July 02, 2010
I am pregent .. does any one know if its safe for me to eat??
Thanks
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