Mini Babybel is a firm ripened cheese. It is a natural cheese, made of cow’s milk (98 %) transformed from a liquid state into a solid through coagulation: proteins from the milk coagulate under the influence of microbial enzyme and heat. Then the whey is drained - which means the water is removed. The cheese is then salted and ripened.
Mini Babybel is made of milk (98 %), salt, bacterial culture and microbial enzyme (also called rennet). It does not contain any gluten, nuts or animal related ingredients (except for the milk).
Mini Babybel is gluten-free and nut-free.
Even if lactose is usually consumed by the cultures, we cannot guarantee that Mini Babybel is lactose-free.
No, Mini Babybel products are not certified halal or kosher.
As other natural cheeses, Mini Babybel needs to be refrigerated. However, thanks to its famous red wax shell that keeps the product fresh, you can consider bringing this portable snack with you for a short period of time - e.g. 1 day.
The wax that we use for the coating of this product is made up of an appropriate mix of paraffin wax and micro crystalline. There is no Bisphenol A in the wax. Its quality as stated “for food contact “responds to very strict criteria set up by the regulations.
There is also no risk for your health if you or your child eats it accidentally.
All Mini Babybel cheeses are made from pasteurized milk. Pregnant women can safely continue to enjoy Mini Babybel*!
* provided that Mini Babybel cheese have been kept refrigerated, as mentioned on the packaging.
Even if Mini Babybel does not contain any animal-related ingredients, it is made with milk which does not necessarily meet the requirements of a vegetarian diet.
The bigger Babybel (ancestor of Mini Babybel in Canada) was discontinued a few years ago. There is no plan for selling it again in Canada for now.
Be sure that the protection of the environment is one of our major concerns. Specialists work every day to improve our packaging and make them friendlier for the environment.
Thus, each packaging element has its own function and is essential to keep Mini Babybel fresh.
The red wax that wraps Mini Babybel is part of the cheese protection and ensures in all points the functions of a crust. It prevents desiccation or moulds and helps preserving the cheese in proper hygienic conditions until consumption.
The cellophane is important for two reasons. On one hand, it completes the cheese protection, and prevents the wax from shock damages. On the other hand, it prevents it from sticking when we take the cheese with us, which is essential for a single portion.
Regarding the net, it contains small cheeses: it is the most efficient method that exists with the shrink wrap.