Apr 6th, 2005, 05:48 PM
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Can I bring back vaccum packed cheeses and meat from Italy ? Thank you
marcielee is offline  
Apr 6th, 2005, 06:09 PM
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No meat. They do allow pure foie gras, but if the tinned meat contains any pork products, it is confiscated. Cheese is ok.
Michael is offline  
Apr 6th, 2005, 06:12 PM
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Not all cheeses are okay.
Underhill is offline  
Apr 6th, 2005, 06:15 PM
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Only hard cheeses are allowed. Not Feta etc.
casyn2 is offline  
Apr 7th, 2005, 08:08 AM
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Hi marcie,

Vacuum packed hard cheeses - OK.

Soft cheeses - no.


Pate de foie gras and foie gras in tins - OK

Not in jars.

ira is offline  
Apr 7th, 2005, 10:32 AM
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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
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Apr 7th, 2005, 11:28 AM
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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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