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It’s Called Casu Marzu And It’s Considered The World’s Most Dangerous Cheese…

It’s Called Casu Marzu And It’s Considered The World’s Most Dangerous Cheese…

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When you're looking for a special kind of cheese to spice up your sandwich, which one do you reach for? For me, it's usually cheddar, but some might want something a little more...exotic. For these folks, I would recommend trying the special Italian cheese officially known as casu marzu. Translated to English casu marzu literally means "rotten cheese." Casu marzu actually begins as a different kind of cheese altogether called pecorino sardo. However, instead of letting the cheese ripen in a darkened basement, cheesemakers bring the pecorino sardo outside and place it in the sun. There flies are allowed to lay eggs in it. Wikipedia As the eggs hatch, tiny maggots feed on the cheese and rel...