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La Vache Qui Rit is the world-famous Laughing Cow! It is one of the very first processed cheeses, created in Franche Comté in 1921 by Léon Bel. It was once called “Crème de Gruyère” because it is made by melting various hard cheeses such as Gruyère.
Today it is a registered trademark of the Bel group and is sold in boxes of eight to twenty-four aluminum-wrapped portions.
As this cheese is sterilized and hermetically sealed, it does not need to be kept in the refrigerator, and can be kept for a long time without the taste being altered. This enables it to be easily sold all over the world. In addition to its soft, smooth texture, it is a very practical cheese for spreading.
La Vache Qui Rit is available in a low-fat version with just 7% fat.
A ham-flavored version is also available.
A smooth, shiny, homogenous, cream-colored paste.
A very smooth, creamy texture; a slightly salty flavor with a characteristic taste of processed cheese.