Casu Marzu: Italy`s `Living Cheese`

Submitted by: Jake_Justus 4 years ago in Weird

The secret? Fly Larvae. Yes, live maggots. Pass the bread, please.
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Female 164
I just lost all the respect and love I had for Italian food.
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Female 1,580
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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Male 114
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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Male 6,077
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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Male 6,227
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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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Female 8,058
lOL Squlrlz- that bad huh!!
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Male 6,227
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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Female 8,058
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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Male 5,167
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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Male 7,031
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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Male 39,955

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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Male 567
@3:55
"Dafuq you want with me cameraman?"
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Female 1,246
No thanks..I will pass
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Male 15,271
Chew properly.
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Male 7,031
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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Male 4,593
Nope.
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Male 7,031
Link: Casu Marzu: Italy`s `Living Cheese` [Rate Link] - The secret? Fly Larvae. Yes, live maggots. Pass the bread, please.
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