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Cheese in the hand luggage

I'm visiting home in a few weeks. On the cheap this time. No suitcase. Just hand luggage on easy jet.
I was thinking it would be nice to take back some of those single person fondues you can get at migros. They taste pretty alright.
They're not really liquiddy to begin with. ....Though they are kind of moist.
Any idea if this would be kosher in my hand luggage?
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Old 17.02.2016, 17:08
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Re: Cheese in the hand luggage

You might get away with it, but the machines don't like peanut butter, so maybe it'll be rejected.

Why not take grated cheese, and make your own fondue when you arrive there.
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Re: Cheese in the hand luggage

It is fine! It might flag up on the X-ray machine, but they'll let you take it through!
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Old 17.02.2016, 17:11
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Re: Cheese in the hand luggage

Cheese is a bit of a grey area I must admit.


It for sure is a security matter, as on Easyjet's website they state the following:


"Food is permitted in cabin baggage, but please be aware that it may be taken away from you at customs depending on the route that you’re flying, so please always check local airport restrictions."





On Geneva Airport website there is an entire Q&A page devoted to preparing for your trip / hand luggage rules etc


http://www.gva.ch/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-213/


Please read the following on the website regarding food:


"Foodstuffs - food:
  • The following are counted as liquids: products that are creamy, pasty or similar to liquids (e.g. cream pie, filled pastry, soft cheeses) and canned products (unless they contain no more than 100 ml and they are put into the plastic bag).
  • The following are not counted as liquids fruit (apples, oranges, pineapples, etc.). Exception: coconuts."


So basically I think you need to use your own judgement to define if your cheese is "creamy" & "soft" or not!


Worst case scenario they take it away from you at security!
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Re: Cheese in the hand luggage

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"Foodstuffs - food:
  • The following are counted as liquids: products that are creamy, pasty or similar to liquids (e.g. cream pie, filled pastry, soft cheeses) and canned products (unless they contain no more than 100 ml and they are put into the plastic bag).
  • There is your answer!
  • Divide the Fondue into 100 ml portions, and pack them in the little plastic bags.
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Old 17.02.2016, 17:22
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Re: Cheese in the hand luggage

I was really hoping the title was some kind of euphemism
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Old 17.02.2016, 17:51
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Re: Cheese in the hand luggage

Not an issue in Zurich, just take it out of your bag when going through control. Organic stuff should be put in a tray separately (seems to look funny on the scanner ;-) )
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Re: Cheese in the hand luggage

in case of gruyere, best to pack it well otherwise other passengers will hate you.
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Old 17.02.2016, 18:18
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in case of gruyere, best to pack it well otherwise other passengers will hate you.


And that as well, definitely!
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Old 17.02.2016, 18:26
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Re: Cheese in the hand luggage

There was a case not associate with cheese this week, just fyi:

http://www.20min.ch/schweiz/basel/story/21341423
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Old 18.02.2016, 08:09
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Re: Cheese in the hand luggage

I saw a bag of the grated stuff being confiscated at Zürich airport. Not sure if it had any if the liquid elements in the pack though.
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Old 18.02.2016, 09:43
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Re: Cheese in the hand luggage

Maybe because cheese fondue contains liquids? Have been flying in cheese from the Netherlands, often flying Swiss cheese back to the family without an issue.
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Re: Cheese in the hand luggage

I had a lot of soft cheese (not fondue ) in my hand luggage last week to Ankara via Munich with Lufthansa

never had problems.
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[*]There is your answer![*]Divide the Fondue into 100 ml portions, and pack them in the little plastic bags.[/LIST]


Also depends on the airport.

In Berlin I had all my shampoos, conditioners etc. confiscated because they were 'Not in the original packaging'


They are airport security, they can do whatever they want, and you're only option is to not fly if they want to please their ego.


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Re: Cheese in the hand luggage

I travel with cheese all the time in hand and hold luggage. Never had a problem, even with Epoisses. Big blocks of say raclette though, better to get them out before security scan, or they'll wonder what they are.
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Old 18.02.2016, 11:15
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Also depends on the airport.

In Berlin I had all my shampoos, conditioners etc. confiscated because they were 'Not in the original packaging'


They are airport security, they can do whatever they want, and you're only option is to not fly if they want to please their ego.

Berlin security can be a pain in a certain part of your body. According to a test they missed 70% of the items they should confiscate but have the arrogance of being the greatest.
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Berlin security can be a pain in a certain part of your body. According to a test they missed 70% of the items they should confiscate but have the arrogance of being the greatest.


Good to hear I'm not alone.


After confiscating each item---with the argument that it wasn't in the original packaging---they showed me my toothpaste as an example, which was still in the original tube, was ok to bring with me. (It was 200 mL) :P
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Re: Cheese in the hand luggage

That alone explains their stupidity......
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Re: Cheese in the hand luggage

I dont think it should be a problem. It just depends where you fly to, but within the EU, it will be okay. I have done it several times and never experienced and problems.
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