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Casu Marzu

Casu Marzu, or in Sardinian language, “rotten cheese.” Michelin-star chef Gordon Ramsey has referred to it as the “most dangerous cheese in the world.” Derived from pecorino, this sheep milk cheese has an hours-long aftertaste.

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This is because it contains maggots (insect larvae). These larvae grow on cheese purposely left out to decompose, speeding up its fermentation process and breaking down the cheese’s fats. Would you put this on a charcuterie board?

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