31 Mar '16, 4pm

Dangerous Delicacies Worth the Risk

, it is left outside so flies can lay eggs inside of it. After they hatch and the maggots eat the cheese, they pass it through their digestive tract (which breaks down the fat and gives a creamy texture) and casu marzu is created. (We did warn you.) Though some people pick the maggots out, most don’t bother and eat them along with the cheese and a strong glass of red wine. Things get risky if the maggots don’t die upon ingestion, because they can cause a lot of damage to your intestinal walls and even lay eggs. The cheese is said to be more than worth the risk though, carrying an incredibly rich taste that is one-of-a-kind. It’s also considered an aphrodisiac, because the maggots literally leap from the cheese when disturbed (people actually shield their eyes).

Full article: http://www.justluxe.com/lifestyle/dining/feature-1963044.php

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