I used to smuggle them home - I would go to a market on my way to the airport and get a chicken and some various sausages, once a pheasant, put them in a soft ice pack in my suitcase and cook dinner when I got home. Once I brought enough sausages and beer for a large party that way, coming home from germany.
I've done similar things, but I have never tried fresh meat, I have to bow. You know the point that the customs officer asks you if you have any foie gras, any meats, any bread, etc...? And you answer no, trying to look angelic? And he decides that your suitcase is going to go through the machine? Twice now, the officers have looked at each other, upon examining my suitcase, smiled and let me go. They've never confiscated any of my purchases. I find it helps if you wear a business suit. Even if you visit family, it's always a business trip, when the immigration officer asks.