What kind of cheese is Babybel? It was hard to say. So I went to their website. But all that told me is it’s a “sophisticated cheese on-the-go.” That doesn’t really clear things up. It took a little more digging to find out it’s a variety of edam, a semi-hard cheese from the Netherlands. (Although the Babybel brand hails from France.) I’d never heard of edam cheese. And I hope to never hear of it again. The mini babybel packaging — with its teensy wax shell — is super cute, but that’s the nicest thing I can say about it.
June 13, 2012