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Laughing Cow Cheese Triangles
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Laughing Cow Cheese Triangles
Date: 28/04/11, updated on 15/12/11 (188 review reads)
~~~Cheesy I know!~~~~
As I whirl closer towards the inevitable working from home, lunchtime nibble zone, I've only gone and extrapolated my all-time favourite cheesy spread from the fridge . That's right, it's the wise-cracking dairy moo day dreamer that is the laughing cow, or to use its proper French title "La Vache qui rit"
I'm sure those "Krafty" sorts over at DairyLea are still scratching their heads on just how a double horned red faced chortling french cud chewer has managed to establish such a strong hold in the hotly competitive triangular market place, but here's my thinking....
~~~~Appeals to all ages~~~~
Since my earliest recollections growing up in the 1970's , Dairylea has been firmly targeted at kids, with that unforgettable tag line "Kids will do anything for the taste of Dairylea", but as time and the market place has moved on I'm not sure they've kept pace. To this day I find their triangles to be sloppy in texture, squishy squashy, and rather bland to taste.
In contrast, what I like about the Laughing Cow triangles to use the proper original French name, is that it has a genuine heritage, dating right back to the 1920s, and that the quality and freshness of the cheese gives it a real creamy flavour. In that way, it really crosses over from being a lunchbox treat for kids to being an all rounder for the family, whether as a tasty sandwich spread or topping, or even just to be gobbled up one by one as the mood takes.
Each individually wrapped triangle can be quickly and easily opened by pulling on a little red piece of foil, and hey presto - no mess , no fuss.
The packaging is nicely presented, adorned with the cheery face of aforementioned Mrs Moo. If you see a purple box - that denotes the lighter variety.
Now I've seen some fine food reviews and recipe selections on this site, so couldn't resist the opportunity to share with you the magical first time I sampled the delights of this most splendid of soft cheeses.
The setting was Tenerife, self-catered accommodation, a group of lads sharing, out late every night, full English breakfasts, and cheap and cheerful top up meals the rest of the day. One day I thought to myself, we've been here all week and haven't even used any of the cooking facilities - and as I found myself suffering an attack of the munchies I found myself compelled to go out and get something to cook. Don't know if it was the after effects of a few nights on the booze, or simply the by product of my own overactive imagination, but I had a real craving for some crispy squid rings. So I duly went to the supermarket below, before it dawned on me.
Hang on we haven't got any cooking oil or butter, and I'm not buying a load just for a one-off cooking effort - that would be a complete waste. At that very moment, I was passing the dairy selection, and for the first time in my life I spotted the familiar cardboard circle "La vache qui rit" - that'd do the job I thought to myself, a couple of cheese triangles should melt into a bit of a sauce. Then genius that I am I flashed up another inspiration - I'll chuck in a jar of Helmans mayonaisse, that should do the business
One badly burned frying pan later...but hey at least I managed to avoid full-scale food poisoning - that's the quality of this cheese!
Don't worry I won't be posting this elsewhere as a recipe:)
Summary: Try to see it from my angle, its a great cheese Triangle!