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"Don't Let a Cheese Hit Me"
Mel Cheese Hill
Version: United States
Season: The Amazing Race 14
Episode No.: 1/12 (157)
First Broadcast: February 15, 2009
Viewership (in millions): 9.20[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49) 2.6/7
Episode Chronology
Previous: "You Look Like Peter Pan"
(previous season)
Next: "Your Target is Your Partner's Face"
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Don't Let a Cheese Hit Me is the season premiere of The Amazing Race 14.

Story

Route Markers

Teams must fly to Lucarno, Switzerland. There are two flights to Europe, one on Lufthansa departing at 3:35 pm to Zürich or Air France departing at 4:00 pm to Milan, Italy. Upon arrival, teams must travel by train to Lucarno from the airport and then find the Church of Sant'Antonio to sign a register fora depature time in the morning and a message from the priest.

Four teams will depart at 7:15 am, three teams will depart at 7:30 am, and four teams will depart at 7:45 am.

Using the provided picture teams must travel by taxi to Verzasca Dam and search the grounds for their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to bungee jump off the Verzasca Dam, the second highest commercial bungee in the world, at a height of 70 stories in order to receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must travel by train to Interlaken and find Kleine Rugen Wiese to search for their next clue.

Teams must transport four 50-pound wheels of cheese from a shed to the bottom of the hill using traditional Swiss cheese carriers. Once the cheese is stacked, they would receive their next clue.

Teams must travel by taxi to Stechelberg and find the yodelers at the Hotel Stechelberg to check in.

For coming in first place, Margie & Luke won a trip for two to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico provided by Travelocity.

Leaderboard

Legend:
     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward Used the U-Turn Recipient of the U-Turn
S14 MargieLuke
 1st place 
Margie & Luke
Mother/Son
S14 TammyVictor
 2nd place 
Tammy & Victor
Siblings/Lawyers
S14 MarkMichael
 3rd place 
Mark & Michael
Brothers/Stuntmen
S14 MelMike
 4th place 
Mel & Mike
Father/Son
S14 AmandaKris
 5th place 
Amanda & Kris
Dating
S14 BradVictoria
 6th place 
Brad & Victoria
Married
S14 JaimeCara
 7th place 
Jaime & Cara
Former NFL Cheerleaders
S14 KishaJen
 8th place 
Kisha & Jen
Sisters
S14 SteveLinda
 9th place 
Steve & Linda
Married
S14 ChristieJodi
 10th place 
Christie & Jodi
Flight Attendants
S14 PrestonJennifer
 11th place 
Preston & Jennifer
Dating

Trivia

  • This episode's title is said by Mel while sliding down the hill in the cheese challenge.

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