Dairy products are products that are strictly controlled by the customs service. All dairy products are not allowed except for a few exceptions with reasonable quantities.
The dairy products allowed in both checked and cabin luggage are: solid cheese, chocolate and even fresh eggs.
Here are some examples of dairy products that are allowed to cross the United States territory provided they comply with the authorized quantity of less than 100 ml: cream cheese, yoghurts, peanut butter, hummus, creamy dips and spreads.
Solid cheeses also called hard cheese such as Emmental, Beaufort and Raclette. Soft cheeses are also allowed such as camembert and brie because they are pasteurized. It is recommended to pack them and put them in your suitcase…
If your cheese is unpasteurized and you have declared it to customs, they will confiscate it and destroy it immediately.
On the other hand, if you own a food that you have not declared, you may pay a fairly heavy fine ranging from $1,000 to $65,000.