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#427977 - 01/16/12 09:47 AM Duty-free & bring our own
jigzmom Offline
I was perusing the TA forum and read two interesting posts: one said that the cheese available in Belize is "nasty" and expensive, and that bringing cheese and meats into Belize is illegal. Not that I'm looking to bring in a suitcase full of food, but maybe a bar or two of our favorite cheese for snacking if possible. If it is truly illegal then definitely not.

We also plan to pick up some liquor at the duty free, specifically rums made in Belize. Recommendations?

Thanks! Only 12 more sleeps until we arrive! grin

Edited by jigzmom (01/16/12 09:51 AM)

#427978 - 01/16/12 10:03 AM Re: Duty-free & bring our own [Re: jigzmom]
JZB Offline
The cheese made in Belize is Nasty! (in my opinion) but you can get many different types of cheese that is imported. Wine de Vine also has a great selection of some fancy cheeses as well.

If you want Belizean Rum, then you don't need to get it at the duty free. (There is no duty on it) You can get it at just about every corner store or supermarket and it is not expensive. I would also recommend a visit to the rum and cigar house on middle street.

#427987 - 01/16/12 11:31 AM Re: Duty-free & bring our own [Re: jigzmom]
You can get Kraft cheese.

#427996 - 01/16/12 12:33 PM Re: Duty-free & bring our own [Re: GRINGO JOE]
dabunk Offline
And many shops carry the red balls of Edam cheese.

#428171 - 01/17/12 05:28 PM Re: Duty-free & bring our own [Re: jigzmom]
jigzmom Offline
Thanks for the ideas. Anyone know if it's illegal to bring cheese with us?

#428176 - 01/17/12 06:23 PM Re: Duty-free & bring our own [Re: jigzmom]
shabetty Offline
We bring cheese with us and have never had a problem, have only been asked by customs if we were bringing liquor or meat

#428179 - 01/17/12 06:43 PM Re: Duty-free & bring our own [Re: jigzmom]
seashell Offline
As long as your cheese is packed in its original heat sealed packaging, you should be OK. I've never had a problem. I don't bother with that anymore tho', cuz I'm OK with the selection on the island.
A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

#428198 - 01/17/12 08:37 PM Re: Duty-free & bring our own [Re: seashell]
Ernie B Offline
Go to bed
Gun Control is Hitting Your Target.

#428208 - 01/17/12 10:12 PM Re: Duty-free & bring our own [Re: Ernie B]
Bear Offline
Ernie, crack open another one. wink

#428209 - 01/17/12 10:17 PM Re: Duty-free & bring our own [Re: Bear]
Ernie B Offline
If I did, I just might tell you what I really Think. Night Marty ! smile
Gun Control is Hitting Your Target.

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