It doesn't sound like my idea of a cheese treat, but there is something vaguely romantic about consuming decomposition...cycles of life and all that. Still, I very much doubt that any amount of intellectualizing could overcome my gag reflex.
Thanks... I don't think I'll be eating anything any time soon.
I was cool until I got to
"Risk of enteric myiasis: intestinal larval infection. Piophila casei larvae can pass through the stomach alive (human stomach acids do not usually kill them) and take up residency for some period of time in the intestines, where they can cause serious lesions as they attempt to bore through the intestinal walls. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and bloody diarrhea.
Was any of this mentioned at last month's PPM Cheese Festival?
I smell a cover-up!
I'm going to pass thanks. That's some nasty cheese. But to prove I'm no pussy I am going to go get some lunch now.
Seriously, if I can eat a hot dog then reading about insect cheese should curb my hunger.
Gift basket! Where can I find that vaginal yeast beer, again?
I mean SHOULDN'T curb my hunger. Okay, off to lunch.
There was a re-run of No Reservations on last night where Anthony Bourdain was in Peru, drinking the moonshine of the region he was in. It was made by fermenting yucca with human saliva. Basically, women chewed up yucca in their mouths and spit it (along with saliva and mucous) into a big bucket, where it is fermented.
I will eat practically anything, but I think I draw the line at other people's spit and maggot cheese.
I think I'd rather eat maggots then have them put in my wounds.
Red wine? more like vodka. about a quart should be fine. Served chilled, but before the maggot cheese.
Wrap that sucker in bacon and deep-fry it!
id try it once just to see what it was like.
I figured you would mention surstromming (Swedish fermented herring) or hakarl (Icelandic fermented shark), which are two of the vilest sounding foods out there.
Nothing a nice glass of rennet won't cure.
"When disturbed, the larvae can jump for distances up to 15 cm (6 inches), prompting recommendations of eye protection for those eating the cheese."
My friend had this. She said she felt like she had tequila puke stuck in her throat and had nightmares of the maggots living on inside her. I just creeped myself out
Maggot cheese pizza used to be one of the featured foods on Fear Factor (I think cow eyes were their pepperoni equivalent.) Personally, $50K still isn't enough incentive to eat this, but that's just me.
i love cheese.
Damn, Fnarf beat me to it. I was going to quote the "enteric myiasis" description. I think my intestines screamed when I read this: "where they can cause serious lesions as they attempt to bore through the intestinal walls."
oh hey the image's full resolution is huge! Hello new desktop!
One should never underestimate the ability of the starving to overlook aesthetic shortcomings in their foodstuffs.
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