Paris Bans Soft Cheese In Carry-On Luggage

Runny cheese is the latest casualty of stricter aviation security after Paris airport authorities announced a partial ban that hits French delicacies such as Camembert, Brie and Roquefort, the Dow Jones Newswires reports. The ban, which concerns "pate molle" or soft cheeses, means travelers hoping to take home a wheel of Epoisses or wedge of Muenster will no longer be able to tuck the edible souvenir into their carry-on bag, but will have to pack it with their checked luggage. The prohibition on soft cheese is part of new restrictions that took effect last week. "There's nothing about cheese" specifically in the list of banned substances, said Marja Quillinan-Meiland, transport spokeswoman for the European Commission. "But the rules do mention 'liquid-solid mixtures' and 'any other items of similar consistency.' You could interpret that to include cheese."

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