Your questions answered
Got a question about The Laughing Cow products? You’ve come to the right place!
Bundled together are the most frequently asked questions below, but if you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, you will find our contact details at the bottom of this page. Feel free to get in touch by phone email or Facebook and The Laughing Cow team will do their best to help you.
What is The Laughing Cow Plant Based made of?
At Bel, we want to be by the consumer’s side whatever your diet or eating habits are and offer choice. That’s why, we develop delicious dairy, fruit- and plant-based portions of goodness, with the goal to offer healthier and more responsible food for all. All Laughing Cow products contain a source of Calcium. As part of a varied, balanced and healthy diet, Calcium is needed for normal growth and development of bone in children. The Laughing Cow Plant-Based is a plant-based alternative to cheese spread in portion. These spreadable portions have added Calcium and Vitamin B12, and are made of Water, Coconut oil (11%), Starches (Modified potato starch, Corn starch), Sunflower oil (5.6%), Blanched almond paste (5.6%) (Pulped almond), Calcium phosphate, Natural flavourings, Citrus fibre, Pea protein, Salt, Acidity regulator (Lactic Acid), Colour (carotenes), Vitamin B12.
Is the packaging of The Laughing Cow recyclable?
All of The Laughing Cow Spread Triangles packaging is recyclable! The round box is made of cardboard and already recycled fibers and is fully recyclable. The cardboard we use is FSC certified to fight against deforestation. The aluminum foil is recyclable-ready, but make sure not to leave too much spread on the foil to avoid contaminating the recycling bin. The Dip & Crunch box is fully recyclable, as well as the tub of the portion. However, the foil lid is currently not recyclable in the UK and should go in the general waste bin.
What does the ‘NO ADDED’ pictogram mean? Do The Laughing Cow products contain additives?
We want to be totally transparent with our customers and re-assure them about the quality and composition of our products. No artificial flavours or preservatives are added to The Laughing Cow Original, Light, Light with Blue Cheese, Lightest, Dip & Crunch Original and Light or The Laughing Cow Plant-Based. Our Light, Lightest and Light with Blue Cheese do contain natural flavourings . Although additives that are used in some of our recipes, they have been added in compliance with current legislation and therefore totally safe for consumption. Our aim is to reduce and even remove them when possible to offer a simpler recipe!
Why is there salt in cheese?
Cheese is a food traditionally salted during its production. Even artisan cheeses add salt. This is for: Food Safety properties: salt helps to prevent the development of harmful bacteria Flavour and texture: Salt helps to control the growth of bacteria used to develop the flavour and texture of the cheese. Taste: The salt acts as a flavour enhancer. Recipe: The Laughing Cow is creamy and delicious because of its secret recipe that includes a variety of cheeses (Cheddar, Gouda, Edam, Emmental, Comté …), melted and blended. Salt from these cheeses is therefore also present in the final ingredients analysis. We only add salt to The Laughing Cow recipe very occasionally to ensure the flavour is the same in cases the blend of cheeses used requires it.
How much calcium does The Laughing Cow provide?
The Laughing Cow contains a minimum of 80mg of Calcium per triangle for Original and Light, 100mg per triangle for Lightest and 129mg per Plant-Based triangle; the recommended daily amount (RDA) for adults is 800mg. Calcium is required as part of a varied, balanced and healthy diet, and is needed for normal growth and development of bone in children.
What is the Laughing Cow made of?
The Laughing Cow is creamy and delicious because of its secret recipe that includes skimmed milk and a variety of cheeses (Cheddar, Gouda, Edam, Emmental, Comté …) melted and blended in a way similar to a cheese fondue. All cheeses are selected according to strict specifications. The cheeses are mainly hard cheese and cheese with holes, a main part coming from our group. The cheese suppliers are carefully audited to ensure consistent quality. The other ingredients are used to reach the specific texture and taste that makes The Laughing Cow so delicious and creamy!
Where is the Laughing Cow made?
The Laughing Cow is made in the beautiful Jura region of France, which is in the south east of France, where it has been produced since the 1920’s. The Laughing Cow Plant-Based is produced in a dedicated non-dairy workshop, on a dedicated non-dairy factory line, and stored in a non-dairy area with no cross contamination with dairy.
What is the shelf life of The Laughing Cow once opened?
The Laughing Cow is available in convenient foil wrapped portions to keep them fresh longer. We’ve joined the Too Good To Go campaign ‘Look, Smell, Taste, Don’t Waste’ to fight together against food waste. Our products have a Best Before date, which means that as long as they’ve been stored in the fridge, the individual wrapper isn’t open, and the product looks, smells and tastes fine, it will still be delicious to enjoy!
Does the Laughing Cow contain any gluten?
The Laughing Cow cheese does not contain any ingredient containing gluten. The Laughing Cow Dip and Crunch range however do contain breadsticks for dipping, and the breadsticks are not gluten free. As The Laughing Cow Plant Based has not yet been analysed for gluten, we are unable to state that the product is “Gluten Free”. However, The Laughing Cow Plant Based does not contain any ingredients commonly associated with gluten.
Is The Laughing Cow suitable for pregnant women?
The Laughing Cow is a pasteurised product, therefore it is suitable for consumption during pregnancy, as part of a balanced diet.
Is The Laughing Cow suitable for vegans?
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Where can I buy The Laughing Cow?
The Laughing Cow Original and Light are widely available in the following major supermarkets: Tesco, Asda, Co-Op, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose stores (as well as their online stores) and Ocado. The Laughing Cow Lightest is available at Tesco, Sainsbury’s, ASDA, Co-op (as well as their online stores). The new Laughing Cow Plant Based is available at ASDA and Sainsburys (as well as their online stores). The Laughing Cow Dip and Crunch Original is available at Tesco and Tesco.com. Unfortunately, we do not have specific store location information about The Laughing Cow’s availability.
For questions or complaints regarding our products please contact my customer service team on the phone number or email below.
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