Cheese Fire Closes Norway Tunnel—for Days Truck was carrying caramelized goat cheese By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff Posted Jan 23, 2013 2:43 AM CST Updated Jan 23, 2013 3:43 AM CST 26 comments Comments "I didn't know that brown cheese burns so well," a Norwegian transport official says. (Wikipedia/Maebmij) (Newser) – Motorists trying to use a road tunnel in Norway's far north have had their way blocked by 27 metric tons of burning goat cheese for nearly a week, the BBC reports. A truck driver abandoned his load of brunost, a highly caramelized brown cheese, after noticing it was on fire. That fire lasted five days and toxic gases have kept the recovery effort at bay; the badly damaged tunnel could take weeks to repair. A Norwegian Public Roads Administration official says he can't remember a similar incident. "I didn't know that brown cheese burns so well," he says.