Friday, January 16, 2009

Jumping maggot cheese

I’ve eaten many strange sthings, and I've heard of "inhabited” cheese, delicacies with live critters inside, but this cheese is almost beyond belief, Casu marzu cheese, which contains live leaping maggots, yum:

Leaping maggot cheese

Hey, it’s on Wikipedia as maggot cheese, so it must be true. The maggots are quite good jumpers too, and you must shelter your eyes, while eating the maggot larvae alive:

“Because the larvae in the cheese can launch themselves for distances up to 15 centimetres (6 in) when disturbed, diners hold their hands above the sandwich to prevent the maggots from leaping into their eyes . .

The larvae have powerful mouthhooks which can lacerate stomach linings or intestinal walls as the maggots attempt to bore through internal organs”

This maggot cheese should be reported to the cheese enforcement agency:

Thanks Boing Boing!