What the frickity frick frick?

Casu marzu is a cheese found in Sardinia, Italy, notable for being riddled with live insect larvae. Casu marzu means “rotten cheese” in Sardinian and is known colloquially as maggot cheese.

Casu marzu goes beyond typical fermentation to a stage most would consider decomposition, brought about by the digestive action of the larvae of the cheese fly Piophila casei. These larvae are deliberately introduced to the cheese, promoting an advanced level of fermentation and breaking down of the cheese’s fats. The texture of the cheese becomes very soft, with some liquid seeping out. The larvae themselves appear as translucent white worms, about 8 mm (1/3 inch) long. When disturbed, the larvae can jump for distances up to 15 cm (6 inches), prompting recommendations of eye protection for those eating the cheese. Some people clear the larvae from the cheese before consuming; others do not.

Today is hereby officially the first “Gross Out Day” on The Burgh Blog.

We’ve got skanky tattooed 50-year-olds looking for a nice clean gang bang but ONLY IF YOU BRING THE CONDOMS!

We’ve got gross, fat, old billionaires hooking up with 22-year old hotties. And now?

Maggot-riddled cheese that requires you to don protective gear in order to eat it.

I’d rather personally inject a brain-eating amoeba into my ear, thanks very much.

In honor of “Gross Out Day” I fully expect to be emailed a picture of Jeff Reed’s privates at any moment. I’ll keep you posted.

(h/t Stasia)

P.S. Do not. I mean DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES do a Google Images search for “maggots” unless you want this to become “Projectile Vomit Day” here at The Burgh Blog.

You went and did it anyway, didn’t you?  God.


  1. Sooska
    October 31, 2007 12:00 pm

    Funny thing, I just saw a TV ad for “probiotic” cheese from Dannon. Looks like the Italians beat Dannon to it OR is this the new Dannon Activia cheese? Seriously, you have to dress like a hockey goalie to eat cheese?? Is this what is meant by Holy Shit?

  2. The Bag of Health and Politics
    October 31, 2007 12:52 pm

    That looks like a healthy colon. I have a picture of my not so healthy one. Reminded me of that at lunch. Great…

  3. BBM
    October 31, 2007 2:58 pm


  4. Sylar
    October 31, 2007 4:59 pm

    Actually, I thought that larva thingy WAS Jeff Reed’s schlong!

  5. DispatcherfromHell
    November 1, 2007 12:40 am

    Oh dear GOD that is foul!