Truck of burning goat cheese closes Norwegian highway for six days

by Emily Senger

In what may be a new world record for the largest fondue, a semi-truck containing 27 tonnes of burning goat cheese has blocked a highway tunnel in northern Norway for six days.

According to a report from the BBC, the offending cheese is “a delicacy known as brunost” and the caramelized brown-coloured cheese is high in both fat and sugar, which makes if both delicious and highly flammable when it gets going.

Norwegian geologist Viggo Aronsen told the BBC that the cheese is “almost like petrol if it gets hot enough.”

Despite the country’s petrol cheese, flaming cheese trucks are not actually much of a problem in Norway. In his 15-year career, this is the first flaming cheese incident he has seen, a Norwegian Public Roads Administration official told Reuters.

The truck driver was able to escape after he noticed flames and no one was hurt in the blaze.

The tunnel is expected to be closed for a week or more.




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