La Vache qui rit cheese
La Vache qui Rit is a brand of processed cheese products made by Fromageries Bel in the Jura département of Fracne-Comté, and in particular refers to the brand's most popular product, the spreadable wedge.
The cheese is a blend of cream, milk and fresh and aged cheeses, particularly Comté, which are pasteurised to stop the ripening process. The archetypal la vache qui rit cheese comes wrapped in the individual serving-sized foiled wedges, and they are packaged in a round, flat box. In various worldwide markets, it is served as squares, rectangles, slices (in mainland Europe, marketed under Toastinette), bite-sized cubes, pods (aimed at younger children) and in spreadable tubs. The Laughing Cow is also available in "cheese dippers", a snack consisting of cheese and breadsticks, which are marketed as The Laughing Cow Cheez Dippers (or Pik & Croq in mainland Europe), and these are in four varieties; original, light, hazelnut and pizza.
Laughing Cow cheese is available in its original flavour, a light version with 7% fat, and an ultra-light version with 3% fat. In addition, flavoured versions of the cheese (such as ham, g.u.ère, garlic, paprika, mushroom, chèvre, bleu, hazelnut, pizza and onion) are also available in various markets worldwide. Bite-size cubes of Laughing Cow are flavoured in various countries and are designed to be eaten with alcoholic drinks at parties; these cubes are marketed under Cheez &
It has long been popular in the United Kingdom as a children's snack. The cheese has also been a constant, but hardly popular product in the United States for a number of years. However, demand for the triangular wedges has skyrocketed recently, since the light version of the product was suggested as a viable menu item to followers of the South Beach Diet. The question asked by the French, "Pourquoi La Vache Qui Rit rit?" ("Why is The Laughing Cow laughing?") has become synonymous with the product.
Groupe Bel announced on October 2, 2005, that they plan to open a 13 million euro factory in Syria. This was the first such direct investment in that nation by a French food company.
Calories in different varieties and various types of cheeses
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For example, almost cheeses that are similar to Cheddar cheese have around 400 calories per 100g
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|Cheese type||Calories per 100g|
|Queso blanco cheese||310|
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