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How Long Can Babybel Cheese Sit Out?

If you’re anything like me, you love Babybel cheese. That little red wax wrapper is like a sign of deliciousness. But have you ever wondered how long Babybel cheese can sit out?

I know I have. So, I did some research to find out.

Assuming you’re asking about the small, round, red-wax-covered cheeses: According to Babybel’s FAQs, their cheese can be left unrefrigerated for up to 2 hours. After that, it should be refrigerated.

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How Long Can You Keep Babybel Cheese in the Fridge

Assuming you are referring to the individually wrapped Babybel cheese rounds: Most packaging will have a “best by” date, but that is more of a guideline than a rule. Hard cheeses can last quite awhile in the fridge – up to several months.

The key is to make sure they are well wrapped so they don’t dry out. To maximize freshness, it’s best to keep unwrapped cheese in a special cheese paper or wax paper, and then store in the main compartment of the fridge (as opposed to the door). If your fridge has a humidity-controlled drawer, even better!

If you’re not sure if your cheese has gone bad, give it a sniff test. If it smells sour or off in any way, it’s time to say goodbye.

How Long Can Babybel Cheese Sit Out?

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-How Long Can Babybel Cheese Sit Out

Assuming you are referring to an unopened package of Babybel cheese, it can be stored at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. Once opened, the cheese should be consumed within 7 days. If stored in the fridge, an opened package of Babybel cheese will last up to 1 month.

Conclusion

According to the blog post, Babybel cheese can sit out for up to two hours before it needs to be refrigerated. This is due to the high fat content in the cheese, which acts as a natural preservative. The author recommends that if you are planning on serving the cheese at a party or event, you should put it out no more than an hour before guests arrive.

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