Saint Albray is a French cheese that belongs to the washed-rind cheese family. It originated in the Pyrenees region of France and is known for its creamy texture, mild flavour, and flower-like shape. Saint Albray is made from cow's milk and is often categorized as a semi-soft cheese.
The cheese is typically aged for several weeks; during ageing, the rind is washed with a brine solution, which helps promote the growth of specific bacteria on the surface, contributing to the cheese's unique aroma and colour. It has a pale yellow interior and a distinctive orange rind. Saint Albray is often enjoyed with crusty bread or crackers and pairs well with both red and white wines.