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marcielee Apr 6th, 2005 05:48 PM

Can I bring back vaccum packed cheeses and meat from Italy ? Thank you

Michael Apr 6th, 2005 06:09 PM

No meat. They do allow pure foie gras, but if the tinned meat contains any pork products, it is confiscated. Cheese is ok.

Underhill Apr 6th, 2005 06:12 PM

Not all cheeses are okay.

casyn2 Apr 6th, 2005 06:15 PM

Only hard cheeses are allowed. Not Feta etc.

ira Apr 7th, 2005 08:08 AM

Hi marcie,

Vacuum packed hard cheeses - OK.

Soft cheeses - no.


Pate de foie gras and foie gras in tins - OK

Not in jars.


buongiorno Apr 7th, 2005 10:32 AM

You should also take a look at the US Customs website...I didn't until after I bought all that good salumi.

Everyone is correct though about cheese=good...meat=bad

Intrepid1 Apr 7th, 2005 11:28 AM

Unles you are counting on one of the posters above acting as the Customs agent when you arrive I second Buongiorno's advice:

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