Quelle fromage

Who knew? Apparently some cheese is flammable:

Some 27 metric tons of flaming brown cheese (brunost), a Norwegian delicacy, blocked off a three-km (1.9 mile) tunnel near the northern coastal town of Narvik when it caught fire last Thursday. The fire was finally put out on Monday.

The hefty fat content — somewhere around 30 percent — is to blame. Kjell Bjoern Vinje, who’s spent fifteen years at the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, reports that this is the first time he can recall a cheese fire on the nation’s roads.


  1. fillyjonk »

    24 January 2013 · 10:04 am

    I’ve had flaming cheese (saganaki) before, but I always assumed it was the brandy or ouzo that was contributing the fuel for the flame.

    Flaming cheese is delicious but it’s probably one of those things it’s better not to admit to your cardiologist that you eat.

  2. John Salmon »

    24 January 2013 · 10:19 am

    Imagine how fast Michael Moore would go up in flames.

  3. McGehee »

    24 January 2013 · 12:45 pm

    Flaming Cheese used to open for SpinalTapp back in ’83.

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