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Lacy Swiss is another of our lower fat and sodium alternatives. Dairy products are off limits for many diets and healthy lifestyles due to high fat contents in products made with whole milk. Lacy Swiss was invented by Alpine Lace Brands in 1985 in response to the growing need for healthier alternatives. Some of our other lower fat alternatives include Lucerne, Lacy Baby Swiss, and Yogurt Cheese.Lacy Swiss is sometimes mistaken for Baby Swiss due to its myriad of small holes. But Lacy Swiss is actually quite different. It is closely related to Swiss cheese, but the whole milk used to produce swiss cheese is replaced with lowfat milk to provide a healthier alternative with a lower fat content. Lacy Swiss is so named because when sliced, the white to ivory colored slices look like lace. Lacy Swiss has a delightfully light and nutty flavor, but a lower calorie and sodium content than the original Swiss cheese.
Lacy Swiss is a great table cheese and is great lower calorie alternative on deli sandwiches or to top off hamburgers and patty melts. But if you’re looking to add a true Swiss flavor to a recipe, our sharper imported varieties like Jarlsberg or Gruyere may be better choices.
Lacy Swiss Nutritional Information
Serving size: 1 Oz., Calories: 100, Fat: 7g, Sodium: 40mg, Cholesterol: 20 mg Carbs.: 1g Protein: 8g *Values are approximate
Wine Pairing for Lacy Swiss
Like its close relative Swiss cheese, Lacy Swiss pairs very well with numerous wines. The most popular pairings are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Beaujolais and Pinot Noir are also great matches. If you prefer white wine, Chardonnay, Riesling, and Sauvignon Blanc pair well with Lacy Swiss. And for the beer lover, Lacy Swiss goes well with Lager, Pale Ale, and Weiss Beer.