Laughing Cow Cheese Wedges: A Little Cheese Goes a Long Way
March 25, 2021 82 Comments
These Laughing Cow Cheese wedges are an interesting take on cheese.
I have been playing with cheese to try to replace some of it in my diet. Check out my vegan cashew cheese.
When you get people talking about their favorite cheese, stars start forming in their eyes.
Vermont cheddar, French Brie, and Dutch Gouda are all favorites.
I have tried my share of low fat cheeses for this website. All of them up to this point have tasted like salted rubber or there is an after taste that is just plain gross.
The Laughing Cow Cheese is one of those that spread on crackers easily.
I did MEET The Laughing Cow once at a conference years ago see here:
She seemed super friendly for a celebrity.
When you open up the package, you get this cute circle of happy faces.
Laughing Cow has expanded its products in recent years and I decided to buy a couple to give them a go.
I started with the OG product.
Nutrition facts for Laughing Cow Original: One wedge is 50 calories, 4.0 g fat, 2.5 g saturated fat, 1.0 g carbohydrates, 1 g sugar, 2 g protein, 0 g fiber, 180 mg sodium, 2 Green, 2 Blue, 2 Purple WW SmartPts
This tasted much like cream cheese and was quite good on a cracker. I love how it is pre-portioned so you have to think before you open another package.
All the options below have pretty much the same ingredients. Laughing Cow cheese wedges are a combination of cheddar and swiss cheese with flavorings added.
Ingredients: Cheddar, Semisoft and Swiss Cheese (Pasteurized milk and part-skim milk, cultures, salt, enzymes}, Whey, Milk Protein Concentrate, Butter, Water, Skim Milk, Sodium Polyphosphate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Citric Acid, Milk Fat, Salt.
Nutrition facts for Laughing Cow Light: One wedge is 30 calories, 1.5 g fat, 1.0 g saturated fat, 1 g carbohydrates, 0 g sugar, 2 g protein, 0 g fiber, 180 mg sodium, 1 Green, 1 Blue, 1 Purple WW SmartPts
This is probably the only time that I will ever say this, but I liked the light version of Laughing Cow cheese more than the original. It was easier to spread and creamier. I’m not sure why less fat is better but this product works.
It is very bland though (as compared to a stinky brie or sharp cheddar).
Nutrition facts for Laughing Cow Garlic and Herb:
One wedge is 30 calories, 1.5 g fat, 1.0 g saturated fat, 1 g carbohydrates, 0 g sugar, 2 g protein, 0 g fiber, 180 mg sodium, 1 Green, 1 Blue, 1 Purple WW SmartPts
The garlic and herb is my favorite flavor because it tastes like something. If you are familiar with Boursin - this is a much lighter alternative. Below I have featured a recipe that uses these cheese wedges.
Nutrition facts for Laughing Cow Chickpea and Cheese Spread:
One wedge is 35 calories, 2.5 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 1 g carbohydrates, 0 g sugar, 2 g protein, 0 g fiber, 125 mg sodium, 1 Green, 1 Blue, 1 Purple WW SmartPts
I wasn’t sure why you would mix chickpeas in cheese but when I tried it - I got it. This is like hummus cheese. I am not a fan but my daughter really liked it. It is more flavorful than the original and the light so you can’t lose there.
I found Laughing Cow cheese wedges in the dairy section next to the cream cheese in my local supermarket. For a cheese lover who needs to cut back - this is a great option.
Have you tried Laughing Cow cheese wedges? What do you think?
Laughing Cow Cheese Recipe
Makes 1 serving
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 0 min
1 wedge The Laughing Cow Garlic & Herb Cheese Wedge
Peel cucumber and slice 10 slices. Spread cheese on cucumber, add a dash of paprika, and serve!
One serving is 35 calories, 2.5 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 1 g carbohydrates, 0 g sugar, 2 g protein, 0 g fiber, 125 mg sodium, 1 Green, 1 Blue, 1 Purple WW SmartPts
Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only. See all Snack Girl Recipes
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