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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.

Laughing Cow Cheese Wedges: A Little Cheese Goes a Long Way

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:

meandlaughingcow

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

5.0 from 2 reviews

Makes 1 serving
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 0 min

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Ingredients

1/2 cucumber
1 wedge The Laughing Cow Garlic & Herb Cheese Wedge
paprika (optional)

Instructions

Peel cucumber and slice 10 slices. Spread cheese on cucumber, add a dash of paprika, and serve!

Nutrition Facts

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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First 20 Comments: ( See all 82 )

I love laughing cow cheese! They came out with a new flavor....cream cheese. My daughter will eat that on a bagel and I think it is better for her than the regular brand of cream cheese.

There is not a day that goes by that I dont' have cheese! Love it!!

on April 18, 2012

Actually since 2 wedges are only 1 Point Plus I have 2 of these every day and I dunk my apple wedges in them for my late-afternoon-before- dinner-afterschool-when-I'm-starving snack! Very satisfying and only costs me the 1 PP. I love the spicy Queso Fresco Chipotle one as well, which I dunk bell pepper slices in.

on April 18, 2012

I live in Ireland and Laughing Cow cheese is the one thing that helps me cope with the restricted cheese in my diet. Brie and Goats Cheese are my total favorites! On the Weight Watchers programme over here (ProPoints which is slightly different to PointsPlus) Laughing Cow Light is zero points for a triangle. It is delicious spread over some plain rice cakes and piled high with tomato, scallion, cucumber and red pepper. I love it!

on April 18, 2012

This looks incredible! Thank you.

on April 18, 2012

Love, love, love Laughing Cow cheese! Not just for snacking but in recipes, too. Hungry Girl has tons of recipes using Laughing Cow. Check out her Shrimp and Grits. Yummy!

on April 18, 2012

I love Laughing Cow! I make an 'alfredo' sauce with it and fat free evaporated milk. Put it on whole grain pasta with broccoli and grilled chicken and it's delicious!

on April 18, 2012

I'll be honest, I've never given Laughing Cow much thought, because I assumed it'd be too different from cheese. But I really may have to try the cucumbers -- that sounds delicious

on April 18, 2012

I love Laughing Cow wedges, as a snack or in recipes. A standby item for me

on April 18, 2012

I love the Bleu Cheese one on pears.

on April 18, 2012

Cheese isn't meant to be "low-fat" or "light." It's the fat in cheese that keeps you full. Contrary to popular belief, fat doesn't make you fat. If you ate whole milk cheese (preferably raw) you'd probably eat a lot less and still be satisfied (plus it's delicious!).

on April 18, 2012

I buy them at Sams Club---much, much cheaper than the store. Staple in my house!

on April 18, 2012

Laughing Cow is one of my staples. Babybel Light is awesome too....very portable in the red wax coating!

The best use for LC though is giving my dog her pill in it. She won't chew a pill, but in half a wedge of LC she gobbles it right up!

on April 18, 2012

Haha Kris!! My dog gets HIS pill in it also...he likes it better than PB!!!

on April 18, 2012

One of my favorite snacks is to spred the laughing cow (light creamy Swiss) onto apple slices. Yum! Yum!

on April 18, 2012

Thank you for the review! I l love the LC wedges! And as Kris mentioned, also the babybel cheeses. I has to the cheese on a cucumber, sounds like a yummy light snack!

Regarding cheese, is the fat in cheese "healthy fat"?

on April 18, 2012

I have loved laughing cow cheeses for YEARS! I mix the Queso Fresco Chipotle with fat free salsa and eat it with celery or Triscuit thins for a great snack. I buy them at Sams club where it's cheaper to buy the 3 pack than the individual at the market

on April 18, 2012

I love your post, which I shared on my facebook wall,twitter and on pinterest.

Have a great day.

on April 18, 2012

Love the French Onion & have the Queso Fresco Chipotle in the fridge as well. Great on whole-wheat crackers or leftover beef sandwiches, but I'll have to try it on cucumbers. Yummy & guilt-free!

on April 18, 2012

Make Mac and cheese with this! It's perfect for it.

on April 18, 2012

I love laughing cow! I use it on my turkey burgers as a cheese/mayo substitute. I actually packed a wedge of the garlic & herb in my lunch today. I love all the flavors.

on April 18, 2012

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