Saturday, July 7, 2018

Casu marzu

casu marzu -

Casu marzu (also called casu modde, casu cundhídu or formaggio marcio) is a traditional Sardinian cheese made from sheep's milk. Casu marzu means "rotten cheese" in Sardinian and this cheese is also known as maggot cheese. This cheese is forbidden to be consumed in the EU, but can be found on the black market in Sardinia, Italy.

This cheese is made by using the larvae of the cheese fly which belongs to the Piophila casei family. This fly is also known as cheese skipper. This cheese is harmful to health because it can cause abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea and intestinal myiasis or bowel disease.