#16 – Casu Marzu – Italy
What is bizarre considering a white, creamy and soft sheep’s milk cheese from Italy called Casu Marzu? Although the first few describing words of Casu Marzu might have sounded appealing, you won’t like the following ingredient of this cheese, and that is…live maggots.
Only the bravest and most adventurous gourmands would eat this cheese. This cheese originating from Sicily is made by allowing the flies to enter it and lay their eggs by cutting off the top of this cheese. The reasons why flies are allowed to hatch their eggs in this cheese is that the larvae make this usually hard cheese a lot softer.