Some people attempt to distract themselves from the harsh realities of unsettling news by consuming news-adjacent entertainment, like the movie Contagion. But me? I’m coping by losing myself deep within the Getty search results for “Babybel cheese.”
To give this odd sentence some context, another article I’m writing requires a stock image of Babybel cheese. When I woke up today, I went on Getty in hopes of finding a straightforward product photo of the wax-covered cheese pucks. But instead, I unearthed a number of deeply perplexing sights.
After giving my colleagues a tiny taste of the cursed world of Babybel photoshoots, we said: “Screw it, let’s share these ridiculous Babybel pics with the rest of the world.”
So readers, in the spirit of temporarily distracting you all from another day of political, germ-infested hell, here are some weird stock photos of Babybel cheese.
What in the world would compel someone to slice this 1.5 inch wheel of cheese into even smaller pieces? A crime against dairy.
Here we have Babybel fondue, aka a single melted Baby (or bel) placed in a child’s bowl that resembles a petri dish. In 2016, the Toronto Star‘s Ariel Teplitsky microwaved a Babybel for 30 seconds to achieve this level of melt. Reviews were mixed.
These unwrapped bad boys are bathing on the production line at the Bel Group cheese factory in Evron, France, per the Getty image description of the photo.
Look at the shine on these exposed cheese wheels. “Unwrapped Babybel is too sexy,” a colleague said after seeing this cheese porn. And you know what? She’s not wrong!
We’ve got ourselves the start of a real Babybel glow-up here. Prosciutto-wrapped Babybel on a wooden board? Next level.
Babybel in a glass
For every Babybel glow-up stock photo there’s a weird one with a description like, “Stack on mini cheese in the glass.” As if anyone asked for such a thing.
We stan Babybel on ciabatta sandwiches with fuet near lime. Why the hell not?
Babybel on dirty wood
Are these Babybel bites lost? Someone please help them before they get splinters.
Babybel and friends
Babybel among hazelnuts and other goodies. Unfortunately, that dumb slice is back.
Wild Babybel in a cheese forest
Take a break from piling rocks and make a Babybel cairn instead.
Babybel flirting with basil. A match made in heaven.
The Babybel army
Loved this journey for us.
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