FAQ

How is Mini Babybel® made?
Find out more about our secret recipe here.

What is the nutritional information for Mini Babybel® products?
You can find all the nutritional information about our delicious products on our Nutrition page.

Does Mini Babybel® cheese contain gluten or other allergens?
Mini Babybel® and its ingredients have no added gluten, nuts, peanuts, eggs, soy, sesame, mustard, fish, crustaceans or shellfish. Moreover, studies conducted at our Mini Babybel® production sites have found no evidence of cross-contamination.

Does Mini Babybel® cheese contain lactose?
Even though lactose is usually almost entirely eliminated during the draining and fermentation phases, we cannot guarantee that Mini Babybel® is completely lactose-free.

Is Mini Babybel® halal or kosher?
Mini Babybel® products sold in Canada are not certified halal or kosher. However, they contain no animal products besides those in cow’s milk.

Refrigeration — Can I bring Mini Babybel® cheese with me for the day?
Like most cheeses, Mini Babybel® needs to be kept refrigerated. However, it may be stored unrefrigerated at a room temperature of 20 degrees Celsius for several hours, such as in your lunch box.

What is Mini Babybel®’s wax made of?
The wax we use to coat our products is made of a blend of paraffin and microcrystalline waxes and colouring, which specifically contains no Bisphenol A. It’s “food safe” and meets very strict regulatory standards.
It poses no health risk if accidentally ingested.

Can pregnant women eat Mini Babybel®?
As all Mini Babybel® cheese is made using pasteurised cow’s milk, it is safe for pregnant women to enjoy Mini Babybel®.*
* Provided that the Mini Babybel® cheese has been kept refrigerated, as directed on our packaging.

Can you eat Mini Babybel® if you are a vegetarian?
As only microbial enzymes are used to make Mini Babybel®, it may be considered suitable for a vegetarian diet.

Is there a larger size of Mini Babybel®?
The sale of Mini Babybel®’s Canadian ancestor, the larger Babybel, was discontinued several years ago. There are no plans to sell that format again for now.

What is Mini Babybel® doing for the environment?
Rest assured that protecting the environment is one of our company’s main concerns. Specialists are always working on improving the sustainability of our packaging.
Therefore, each component of Mini Babybel®’s packaging has its own function and they’re all essential to safeguard the freshness of our cheese.
Mini Babybel®’s wax coating forms a protective barrier around the cheese and functions as a crust in all respects.
The cellophane wrapper is essential for two reasons. On one hand, it serves to fully protect the cheese, preventing damage to the wax as a result of stacking or bumping. On the other hand, it prevents the wax from sticking when you take the cheese with you, which is essential for single servings.
As for the net, it holds the small cheeses together in one pack: along with plastic wrap, it is the most economical method.