Originally modelled upon Dutch Edam cheese (a lineage which is evident in the traditional red wax skin on the original Babybel)—this mild, buttery french cheese has become immensely popular in its own right. Each miniature wheel is made from fresh curd, pressed into a miniature wheel, then briefly brined before it is coated with the iconic layer of red wax. The flavour of the final product is quite mellow, somewhat lactic, with a delicate nutty-sweetness and a pleasantly salty flavour.
Babybel is now popular the world over, especially because of its small size and individual wrapping—both of which make it a very popular choice for snacks and packed lunches. The easy-going flavour of Babybel makes it a big hit with children, as well as with adults looking for an easy and nutritious snack on the go.