FAQ

What if I’m not happy with my Babybel® product?
Sorry to hear that! Please contact us here– we want to hear more about it.

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

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

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

Does Babybel® cheese contain lactose?
No, as lactose is eliminated during the draining and fermentation phases. Babybel® is lactose free.

Is Babybel® halal or kosher?
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 Babybel® cheese with me for the day?
Like most cheeses, 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 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 Babybel®?
As all Babybel® cheese is made using pasteurised cow’s milk, it is safe for pregnant women to enjoy Babybel®.*
* Provided that the Babybel® cheese has been kept refrigerated, as directed on our packaging.

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

Is there a larger size of Babybel®?
The sale of 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 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 Babybel®’s packaging has its own function and they’re all essential to safeguard the freshness of our cheese.
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.