The Italian government has outlawed the sale of Italy’s maggot-infested Casu Frazigu, commonly known as “rotten cheese,” because it can only be safely eaten for a few weeks in July in August. During the aging process, a fly called Piophila casei deposits its eggs on the cheese. When the maggots are born, they move throughout the cheese, excreting enzymes that give it a pungent smell, a rotten taste, and a soft, creamy texture. The cheese is served commonly weddings and other family gatherings.
I think you eat the maggots along with the cheese. One article I read said that the cheese is spread on flatbread and washed down with some wine. Ugh. I feel like vomiting. And I have a feeling the vomit might taste better. Crazy Italians.
Why do I continue to post these filthy things?
This is the worst one yet — maggots are on the short list of grossest things that exist. The idea of eating them makes my stomach turn over. Ugh.
How do you find these disgusting things? Did you ask Aunt Josie if she has had that crap?
Remind me to NEVER go to an authentic Italian wedding. This is considered something acceptable to feed your guests??