Saint-André is a high (75%) milk-fat, "triple crème" cow's milk French cheese in a powdery white, bloomy skin of mold. It has a soft buttery texture, and tastes like an intense version of Brie. Extra heavy cream is added to the cheese during manufacture. A traditional wheel of Saint-André is smaller and shaped higher than the familiar flat wheel of Brie. Saint-André is so fatty it can make a white wine taste sour and metallic: a crust of baguette and a light beer or simply a slice of pear are often suggested as better complements.