Sardinian foodies find this cheese delicious. You better don’t watch the photographs and videos after the jump if you are too emotional.
This Italian cheese is known as casu marzu or “rotten cheese”. It is made of sheep milk and has a little something extra.
Casu marzu is noteworthy for containing live insect larvae.
The cheese is found mostly in Sardinia. It goes beyond typical fermentation as white wriggling maggots break down and decompose its fats changing the texture of the cheese and making it soft with liquid inside.
This is one of the most dangerous cheeses in the world. Its one piece can be populated by thousands of worms. Some people take the maggots out of the cheese before consuming and others don’t.
Casu marzu is illegal. It is banned by Italian health laws.