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Disgusting Food Item of the Week

December 31, 2008

Casu Frizagu

Casu Frazigu - "Maggot Cheese"

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?

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. December 31, 2008 2:55 pm

    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.

  2. Claire Lynch permalink
    December 31, 2008 4:22 pm

    How do you find these disgusting things? Did you ask Aunt Josie if she has had that crap?

  3. Joanne permalink
    January 4, 2009 9:48 pm

    Remind me to NEVER go to an authentic Italian wedding. This is considered something acceptable to feed your guests??

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