Babybel cheese

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Babybel cheese

Babybel is a brand of cheese sold internationally. It began in 1865, with the founding of “Etablissements Jules Bel” in Orgelet, France. In 1947, the brand Bonbel was introduced.

This pressed cheese is easily recognisable due to its distinctive red wax. In 1977, the miniature Babybel version appeared as Mini Babybel which is marketed as a uniquely natural and convenient snack. Manufactured by the French group Fromageries Bel, it is produced in Évron in the department of Mayenne.

The original Mini Babybel is encased in red wax. Other varieties are available such as Mini Babybel Light in red wax with a light blue label, the Cheddar variety in purple wax, the Emmental variety (known as Swiss in Canada) in yellow wax, Gouda in gold wax or the goats’ cheese variety in green wax. The original and Light varieties of Mini Babybel are produced using Edam cheese.

The original and light Mini Babybel cheeses (red wax) are suitable for vegetarians, but the other varieties are made with animal rennet.

Calories in different varieties and various types of cheeses

The number of calories in various types of cheese is very similar when you compare your cheese to a similar types of cheese.

For example, almost cheeses that are similar to Cheddar cheese have around 400 calories per 100g

If the Babybel cheese is not listed below, select a similar type of cheese from the list below to get a rough idea for the number of calories in Babybel cheese.

The calorie lists are sortable by clicking the up and down arrows in the heading columns

Cheese type Calories per 100g
American cheese 371
Blue cheese 353
Camembert cheese 299
Cheddar cheese 402
Cottage cheese 98
Edam cheese 357
Farmer's cheese 98
Feta cheese 264
Fontina cheese 389
Goat cheese 364
Gouda cheese 356
Gruyere cheese 413
Mozzarella cheese 280
Parmesan cheese 431
Pimento cheese 375
Provolone cheese 352
Queso blanco cheese 310
Ricotta cheese 174
Roquefort cheese 369
Swiss cheese 380

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