Monday, October 08, 2007

I Guess It's Gross Food Day

Here's a little info about a food so disgusting (to Americans) that many people believe it's a hoax. It's NOT.

From Wikipedia.

Casu marzu is a cheese found in Sardinia, Italy, notable for being riddled with live insect larvae. Casu marzu means "rotten cheese" in Sardinian and is known colloquially as maggot cheese.

[Cheese fly] larvae are deliberately introduced to the cheese, promoting an advanced level of fermentation and breaking down of the cheese's fats. The texture of the cheese becomes very soft, with some liquid seeping out. The larvae themselves appear as translucent white worms, about 1/3 inch long. When disturbed, the larvae can jump for distances up to 6 inches, prompting recommendations of eye protection for those eating the cheese. Some people clear the larvae from the cheese before consuming; others do not.

(Below: Behold the majestic maggot cheese.)


Blogger International Mastermind said...

Guess what my mom just said as she walked by? "Yum! Don't you just love bread bowls! That one looks tasty." "Uh, yeah, mom....."

11:57 AM  
Blogger Spring said...

I'm definitely American! (who would eat that???) GROSS!

11:58 AM  
Anonymous theatre said...

gag, I am so happy to be a vegan...

2:19 PM  
Blogger Ariana said...

Even I'm grossed out by that!

4:13 PM  
Anonymous infamous said...

The poor maggots!

6:09 PM  
Anonymous infamous said...

When is the store open?!

6:16 PM  
Anonymous Ananka said...

Poor maggots? Poor cheese-eaters more likely!

The store should be open in the next week or so!

6:45 PM  
Blogger Spring said...

Can't wait for the store!!!

7:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*hurls all over the computer screen*

10:08 PM  

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