Whey too hot? Brown cheese on fire.
NEWS FLASH – Giant Goats cheese fire in Norway
In Northern Norway, 27 tonnes of brown cheese caught fire and burnt in a tunnel for five days, reports are saying. Officials say that smouldering toxic gases have been slowing the recovery operation.
The amazing Norwegian goats cheese – also known as Brunost - has a high sugar content because the milk sugars have been allowed to caramelize (hence the lovely colour) – and will simply keep on burning once it is on fire.
And 27 tonnes? That’s a lot of brown cheese. On fire. On a truck. In a tunnel.
Kjell Bjoern Vinje, of the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, said it was the first time he could remember cheese catching fire on Norwegian roads: "I didn't know that brown cheese burns so well," he said.
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