Food Find: Swiss Knight Cheese
Swiss Knight cheese is similar to Laughing Cow wedges, yet are something different to try out (and different in the good way!). Take a look at the above photo for the multi color wheel of wedges at the bottom. I came across them at Cost Plus World Market in the food aisles and decided to try them out.
Each wheel has 6 wedges, with a wedge being 1 ounce. A wedge is 80 calories, 6.5 grams fat and 5.5 grams protein. Not bad calorie wise for adding to lunches/dinners or just plain eating. This type of “cheese” is fully shelf stable till the foil on a wedge is opened and they carry well in a pack. I do though recommend with any of these wedges that you either carry the whole wheel or protect the wedges in a hard container. And hey, the eating is so easy you won’t mind packing the wheel 😉
There are 6 flavors in the wheel: Gruyere, Blue Cheese, Swiss, Tilsit, Swiss with Mustard and Wine. The difference between this import from Switzerland and the US versions is the Swiss Knight is a firmer product. Often you go to open the wedges and they are as soft as cream cheese (which I might add the wedges work great in most recipes calling for cream cheese!). The SK one are firm enough you can use a knife to cut it up, though you can smear them on crackers or bread as well. I can see a lot of potential for them in the upcoming months. They would be great added to mashed potatoes as well….
The Wine flavor is incredible – when you see American versions so often it is a Swiss or a onion flavor. Nice to have other choices.
Not an easy product to find though if you have a Cost Plus nearby, take a look and you may be rewarded!