I still love Cheese – even though it is not weight loss friendly. In Weight Watchers they encourage using fat free whenever possible. There are no good fat free cheeses. There are some good low fat cheeses. They work pretty well in cooking:
Trader Joe’s low fat Irish Cheddar
Trader Joe’s low fat smoked Gouda
Neufchatel or low fat Cream Cheese
I have in the past liked the Laughing Cow low fat line, but I recently bought a large container at Costco and they had gone bad long before the expiration date. I saw on the WW boards that other were having this problem too. It will be a while before I will be able to eat their cheese again.
The low fat or 2% shredded cheese is also great for cooking. I bought Kraft’s 2% Mexican mix. I love the cheese combination.
I also have some favorite cheeses that are not low fat:
Kerrygold Irish cheddar
Hickory Farms: Creamy Swiss log and Original Cheese ball
I noticed I have been getting a lot of hits from people looking for Chutter. While I was working for Hickory Farms, Chutter was sold exclusively through the Hickory Farms stores. It was made by Herkimer …. They are now called Herkimer Foods. Their website is:
You can order Chutter through their website. They list stores that carry their products also – though they do not say if it is specifically Chutter that is carried.
In going through the piles and bags of recipes in my kitchen, I found the old brochure from Hickory Farms and Herkimer with Chutter recipes. I have scanned it and posted it in photos.
Cheese balls are not too tough to make. You can mix cream cheese with shredded or crumbled cheese and spices or flavoring. Roll into a ball or log and roll in nuts. I did find a really tasty idea for the nut coating: Trader Joe’s Sweet and Spicy Pecans. They are good.