After moving to Canada, most probably due to the overload of varieties of other cheeses, I forgot about The Wedges. Then I eventually started dismissing the idea of "La Vache Qui Rit" being a "real" cheese, and always ignored that "spreadable cheese" section.
Fifteen years went by without a Wedge in my life, until recently "La Vache Qui Rit Light" commercials started to pop up on TV and they suddenly got me craving it. From that day on, I haven't stopped eating them. I actually had to start buying the big boxes because I inhale them so frigging fast.
I really prefer the light version. Simply spread onto toasts alone, or accompanied by a drizzle of honey, peanut butter or jam, and I am satisfied. But why stop there? They are so low in fat, I can replace them in other things....
There are loads of recipes on their website. But here is my interpretation:
Tuna Qui Rit
- 1 can of tuna
- 3 wedges of Laughing Cow Light
- 1 boiled egg, chopped
- about 10 black oloves, pitted and sliced
- 2 hearts of artichokes, chopped
- 2 hearts of palm, chopped
- some roasted red pepper, chopped
- toasted pecan halves
Mix tuna and cheese together well until smooth with a fork. Mix in the rest of the ingredients. Serve on toasts or crackers, garnish with roasted pepper & pecan halves. Add some freshly ground black pepper if desired.