This Rare Cheese Is Infested With Live Maggots

This Rare Cheese Is Infested With Live Maggots


(mellow music) – [Narrator] On the
Italian island of Sardinia, there’s a delicacy that has been consumed for thousands of years. It is known as the world’s
most dangerous cheese. Yeah, you heard right. (mellow music) Meet Simone Ibba, a third
generation sheep farmer. – [Narrator] Casu marzu
literally means rotten cheese, and it’s not for the faint of heart, because this cheese is infested with thousands of live maggots. And while that might seem
a bit off-putting at first, it’s the maggots that give the cheese its distinctive texture and flavor. Here’s how it works. First, a traditional
wheel of pecorino cheese is made from sheep’s milk. Then a special fly called a cheese fly is allowed to lay its eggs in it. – [Narrator] Over the
course of two to three months, the maggots eat the cheese,
and then excrete it out again, transforming it into the
soft and creamy casu marzu. – [Narrator] Today, it’s a
favorite for special occasions, like weddings and birthday parties. But eating this cheese can be dangerous. – [Narrator] Even though cases
like this are extremely rare, it’s risky enough that the
cheese is illegal to sell. But farmers like Simone continue
to make it for themselves. – [Narrator] And they
just can’t get enough.

100 thoughts on “This Rare Cheese Is Infested With Live Maggots

  1. What's stopping those cheese flies from finding a nice heaping pile of sheep shit for a little pre-cheese snack?
    Is cheese the only thing they eat, even after they done being maggoty maggots? (vomit)
    How deadly are we talking. How many people have kicked the bucket after eating dis shit?
    You think those farmers got worms or something?
    I have a lot of questions.

    I'd try anything at least once!
    Except meth. I tried that three times before realizing how much of a loser I am. Don't do drugs, kids~

  2. My mouth watered hard when I saw the inside of the cheese, I don't believe in such not eating the cheese, it looks so good probably taste great as well.

  3. I think I am about to throw up…and before someone says you never ate it why are you saying it then you don't even know what it tastes like and blabla…. The things inside are alive that's enough for me to throw up I wouldn't even eat it for 1 million dollar

  4. Why not just eat healthy bruh? Like why you got to eat shit like this and risk yo life i swear this makes me appreciate living in america.

  5. Person: oh noe my cheese in infested with maggots and who-knows-what deadly stuff

    This will make the perfect cheese!

  6. Hell no I'm not eating cheese infested with maggot poop. Plus the maggots might grow in you if they manage to survive.

    Also I bet this cheese fly is basically any fly that comes and lay its eggs. The flies are dirty they eat everything rotten.

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  8. Mistranslation at the end. E` la morte sua is an idiomatic expression that means that more foods are a perfect combination of taste (he refers to prosciutto and melon), not "it's to die for".

  9. Ignorant fetuses, the average American eats over a pound of bugs every year: mostly unnoticed and chopped up in your hamburgers and bread. And there’s no way to completely stop it. Enjoy that extra protein!

  10. Ugh. I’m so confused why this is even a thing. I feel like the maggots are cold and slimy. Eww and they jump too so they might jump in someone’s hair.

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