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Date: 06/13/13 08:45 AM

17 Responses to Casu Marzu: Italy`s `Living Cheese`

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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
    7033 posts
    June 13, 2013 at 8:45 am
    Link: Casu Marzu: Italy`s `Living Cheese` - The secret? Fly Larvae. Yes, live maggots. Pass the bread, please.
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    pmarren Male 40-49
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    June 13, 2013 at 9:17 am
    Nope.
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
    7033 posts
    June 13, 2013 at 9:27 am
    Some of those larvae can jump to eye level. Bring your goggles if you decide to eat some of this stuff.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14652 posts
    June 13, 2013 at 9:32 am
    Chew properly.
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    Pinkminx22 Female 30-39
    1096 posts
    June 13, 2013 at 9:40 am
    No thanks..I will pass
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    Tupinambis Male 18-29
    568 posts
    June 13, 2013 at 9:49 am
    @3:55
    "Dafuq you want with me cameraman?"
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36835 posts
    June 13, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Let me get this straight, he said "the cheese passes through the maggot" which means they are eating maggot schitt.

    O.O

    Not even if they added bacon!
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
    7033 posts
    June 13, 2013 at 10:53 am
    From Mentalfloss.com --

    "Once in your mouth, Casu Marzu is reported to cause more of a sensation than a "taste" : a kind of oral-digestive riot, starting with a strong burn in the mouth. They say it`s good with a full-bodied red, and doubles as an aphrodisiac ... It is advisable when taking a bite of Casu Marzu to cover your eyes. This is not to protect your mind from the nauseating sight; but to protect the eyes themselves from the maggots, who can and do leap up to six inches off the cheese, with malevolent precision. (If you`re too squeamish for such a confrontation, try sealing the cheese in a paper bag. The maggots, deprived of oxygen, will leap off the cheese in an attempt to escape; and when the pitter patter of their dying flops subsides, you can safely eat.)"
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4916 posts
    June 13, 2013 at 11:42 am
    One of the best cheese in the world,every time i go to Sardegna i seek this cheese. You can take out maggots before eating it btw. Anyway i don`t care when i see it i eat all it with pleasure. Is a traditional cheese that you can`t find in any market obviously. The translation of Casu Marzu is rotten cheese. Everyone that says he never eat that don`t know what a delicious he is missing.
    Gerry you eat yogurt? Well yougurt is the product of bacteria digestion.
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7607 posts
    June 13, 2013 at 12:04 pm
    sounds okay. The reason we pair Port and Stilton is because port used to be poured over stilton to kill the mites in it.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    June 13, 2013 at 12:36 pm
    I have typed and deleted two comments on this post because I don`t wanna hurt anyone`s feelings. That said, I think I`ll pass on the Casu Marzu. As tempting as it is.
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7607 posts
    June 13, 2013 at 12:51 pm
    lOL Squlrlz- that bad huh!!
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    June 13, 2013 at 1:59 pm
    Helpful Tips On Dining from a Denizen of the Forest

    With the retreat of the winter snows, Nature lays her bounty at our paws: First, the wondrous mushrooms appear, their taste the very essence of the forest. Next, April and May usher in the tender leafy greens, which make for lovely salads. Come June, the wild strawberries appear, small and intensely flavorful. The variety of foods available to the discerning squirrel--mushrooms, berries, nuts, the occasional crunchy cicada--are enough to make one`s tail fluffy with joy.

    But for God`s sake, if it`s crawling with fly larvae, do NOT put it in your mouth.

    Thank you.
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    broizfam Male 60-69
    4890 posts
    June 13, 2013 at 2:32 pm
    First heard about Casu Marzu in this article. I think it was actually posted on IAB! You probably don`t want to eat before you read it...maybe not for a little while after, either!
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    aburrido2 Male 30-39
    114 posts
    June 13, 2013 at 4:16 pm
    It`s actually not that bad. I had the opportunity to eat it on my last trip to Italy and as nauseated as I was from the smell, it went down great with a beer.
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    Naz14 Female 18-29
    1518 posts
    June 13, 2013 at 6:23 pm
    Barf, barf, barf, barf, barf barf barf, barf. I dont think I could throw up enough if I ate this and then someone told me what it was...
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    Wonderwmn Female 18-29
    164 posts
    June 14, 2013 at 1:10 am
    I just lost all the respect and love I had for Italian food.

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