It's been described as the 'jewel of France's cheese production', but customs officials were still astonished with the Camembert they found crossing the border into Turkey.
They had only swooped in on the group suspecting them of illegal food transport.
But on inspecting the rounds they couldn't help noticing how heavy they were.
The cheeses turned out to contain over 10lbs worth of gold and jewellery.
International interest has helped to keep the gold and jewellery markets strong, but this is not the best way to take advantage of the fact.
Nor does jewellery looks its best coated in cheese.