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The History of Babybel Cheese

A company called The Bel Group, France debuted Babybel cheese internationally all the way back in 1952. (Babybel cheese is a French version of Dutch Edam cheese.) In 1977, the company introduced Mini Babybel, the smaller, snack-sized version that most people are familiar with. Mini Babybel cheese is usually sold in a net bag and each individual piece has a distinctive red wax coating. Interestingly, 75% of Mini Babybel is consumed outside of France, its parent country! In fact, Babybel cheese continues to be just as popular today as it was when it debuted. It is even available in multiple flavors, including Original, Sharp Original, Light, Bonbel, White Cheddar, Cheddar, and Gouda.

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