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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.

Posted by Hungry Hyaena | June 12, 2007 11:45 AM

Thanks... I don't think I'll be eating anything any time soon.

Posted by Jonathan | June 12, 2007 11:45 AM

I'm dying.

Posted by Mr. Poe | June 12, 2007 11:52 AM

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.

Posted by Fnarf | June 12, 2007 11:58 AM

Was any of this mentioned at last month's PPM Cheese Festival?

I smell a cover-up!

Posted by RonK, Seattle | June 12, 2007 12:02 PM

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.

Posted by monkey | June 12, 2007 12:03 PM

Gift basket! Where can I find that vaginal yeast beer, again?

Posted by Katelyn | June 12, 2007 12:03 PM

I mean SHOULDN'T curb my hunger. Okay, off to lunch.

Posted by monkey | June 12, 2007 12:04 PM

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.

Posted by Julie | June 12, 2007 12:05 PM

I think I'd rather eat maggots then have them put in my wounds.

Posted by Lushy J | June 12, 2007 12:14 PM


Posted by Aislinn | June 12, 2007 12:25 PM

Red wine? more like vodka. about a quart should be fine. Served chilled, but before the maggot cheese.

Posted by phenics | June 12, 2007 12:26 PM

Wrap that sucker in bacon and deep-fry it!

Posted by Hernandez | June 12, 2007 12:37 PM

id try it once just to see what it was like.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | June 12, 2007 1:12 PM

I figured you would mention surstromming (Swedish fermented herring) or hakarl (Icelandic fermented shark), which are two of the vilest sounding foods out there.

Posted by oscar | June 12, 2007 1:14 PM

Nothing a nice glass of rennet won't cure.

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 12, 2007 1:16 PM

"When disturbed, the larvae can jump for distances up to 15 cm (6 inches), prompting recommendations of eye protection for those eating the cheese."

Jesus H...

Posted by Kate | June 12, 2007 1:20 PM

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

Posted by frou | June 12, 2007 1:25 PM

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.

Posted by joe rogan | June 12, 2007 1:57 PM

i love cheese.

Posted by adrian! | June 12, 2007 2:26 PM

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."

Posted by Scottie | June 12, 2007 2:38 PM

oh hey the image's full resolution is huge! Hello new desktop!

Posted by Jordyn | June 12, 2007 2:50 PM

One should never underestimate the ability of the starving to overlook aesthetic shortcomings in their foodstuffs.

Posted by Sachi | June 12, 2007 4:52 PM

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