Friday, November 14, 2008

Caroline's favourite cheeseMaybe it's the Irish in her that makes her eat funny foods, but she keeps telling me to blog about this cheese, I think it is nasty but am happy to see it thrives on the black market. I recall reading somewhere that a man attributes his good health to eating pidgeon every day - that and to this maggot cheese I say, 'to each his own!' May your stomach rot in gastronomical delight.

More on the lurvely, larvae cheese...
Casu marzu
(also called casu modde, casu cundhĂ­du, or in Italian formaggio marcio) is a traditional sheep milk cheese, notable for being riddled with live insect larvae. Although outlawed there for health reasons, it is found mainly in Sardinia, Italy on the black market. Casu marzu literally means "rotten cheese" in Sardinian and is known colloquially as maggot cheese.

Source: Wiki.

1 comment:

Hayley said...

Hey, thanks for the comment! I saw this on the telly once... Who in their right mind would eat it?! Especially when the larvae can grow up and eat your guts from the inside out, Mmmmmm now that's a quality I go for in cheese :-P