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(NPR)   Mimolette, a pretentious French cheese, gets its distinctive taste from cheese mites that live inside it. The FDA thinks importing cheese with live bugs is dangerous, and for some reason people are upset they can't get French bug cheese   (npr.org) divider line 170
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2013-05-11 02:05:56 PM  
Casu marzu is even more vile. Would you like some live, jumping maggots with your rotten cheese? If so, Sardinia is the place for you.
 
2013-05-11 02:06:38 PM  
We have Marmite and Vegemite so whi not Cheesemite?
 
2013-05-11 02:11:41 PM  
Then there's corn smut, or huitlacoche.  Fungus-based disease that infects corn and makes the kernels go all cancerous, crazy, tumorish..

www.mexicoguru.com
www.thesneeze.com

3.bp.blogspot.com

Gotta wonder who the first person who saw that and thought "Yum" was thinking...
 
2013-05-11 02:14:05 PM  

markie_farkie: Then there's corn smut, or huitlacoche.  Fungus-based disease that infects corn and makes the kernels go all cancerous, crazy, tumorish..

[www.mexicoguru.com image 800x600]
[www.thesneeze.com image 300x345]

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 792x586]

Gotta wonder who the first person who saw that and thought "Yum" was thinking...


STFU -- there's no way that can possibly be true. WhDaFuq would eat that?
 
2013-05-11 02:16:33 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Casu marzu is even more vile. Would you like some live, jumping maggots with your rotten cheese? If so, Sardinia is the place for you.


Yep.  Exactly what I came to post.

Take a look at this stuff: Casu marzu.
 
2013-05-11 02:18:10 PM  

markie_farkie: Then there's corn smut, or huitlacoche.  Fungus-based disease that infects corn and makes the kernels go all cancerous, crazy, tumorish..

[www.mexicoguru.com image 800x600]
[www.thesneeze.com image 300x345]

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 792x586]

Gotta wonder who the first person who saw that and thought "Yum" was thinking...

 
2013-05-11 02:19:33 PM  
Oops. I'm sure they were thinking, "Our entire corn harvest looks like this. Oh, we'll, I guess it's this or starvation."
 
2013-05-11 02:20:08 PM  
That's it. I hate doing this on an iPad.
 
2013-05-11 02:27:42 PM  

Nabb1: Oops. I'm sure they were thinking, "Our entire corn harvest looks like this. Oh, we'll, I guess it's this or starvation."


Americans today have the luxury of throwing away food willy nilly. Most people elsewhere don't.
 
2013-05-11 02:30:04 PM  

Speaker2Animals: markie_farkie: Then there's corn smut, or huitlacoche.  Fungus-based disease that infects corn and makes the kernels go all cancerous, crazy, tumorish..

[www.mexicoguru.com image 800x600]
[www.thesneeze.com image 300x345]

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 792x586]

Gotta wonder who the first person who saw that and thought "Yum" was thinking...

STFU -- there's no way that can possibly be true. WhDaFuq would eat that?


This guy http://www.thesneeze.com/steve-dont-eat-it/
 
2013-05-11 02:33:04 PM  

Nabb1: Oops. I'm sure they were thinking, "Our entire corn harvest looks like this. Oh, we'll, I guess it's this or starvation."


That's what I was thinking, too

/maybe after a week or so without food...
 
2013-05-11 02:33:43 PM  

whither_apophis: Speaker2Animals: markie_farkie: Then there's corn smut, or huitlacoche.  Fungus-based disease that infects corn and makes the kernels go all cancerous, crazy, tumorish..

[www.mexicoguru.com image 800x600]
[www.thesneeze.com image 300x345]

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 792x586]

Gotta wonder who the first person who saw that and thought "Yum" was thinking...

STFU -- there's no way that can possibly be true. WhDaFuq would eat that?

This guy http://www.thesneeze.com/steve-dont-eat-it/




this guy
 
2013-05-11 02:39:04 PM  
Huitlacoche tastes like corn and mushrooms (which, of course, are fungi).

markie_farkie: Gotta wonder who the first person who saw that and thought "Yum" was thinking...


I wonder the same thing about people who rave about "food" from Taco Hell.
 
2013-05-11 03:17:58 PM  
How about Venezuelan beaver cheese?

i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-11 03:22:39 PM  

dillenger69: How about Venezuelan beaver cheese?


That's called syphilis. Avoid it like the plague unless you like roast beef and cheese.
 
2013-05-11 03:34:27 PM  

markie_farkie: Then there's corn smut, or huitlacoche.  Fungus-based disease that infects corn and makes the kernels go all cancerous, crazy, tumorish..

[www.mexicoguru.com image 800x600]
[www.thesneeze.com image 300x345]

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 792x586]

Gotta wonder who the first person who saw that and thought "Yum" was thinking...


You can eat that? I saw that happen to corn crops around here last summer and I never thought it would be something edible.
 
2013-05-11 03:48:51 PM  
Regulatory overreach?  In my cheese?  Never...

This isn't a case where the mites are a threat to cheeses here (they're already here), this is a case of the FDA making an arbitrary decision for the consumer.  If people KNOW this cheese has mites and are educated on the possible risks, there's no reason why the FDA should ban it.
 
2013-05-11 03:58:09 PM  

markie_farkie: We have Marmite and Vegemite so whi not Cheesemite?


upload.wikimedia.org
Mmmmm, cheesymite... A mix of cheese and vegemite. Tastes like a strong Asiago.

/told my mom and sister it was Asiago when I gave them a bite of a cheesymite scroll in Sydney
//after they said they liked it I told them what it really was
 
2013-05-11 04:28:48 PM  
Frumunder cheese imports still OK?
 
2013-05-11 05:41:44 PM  
Why don't we just rename it as "freedom cheese."
 
2013-05-11 05:43:40 PM  

antidisestablishmentarianism: markie_farkie: Then there's corn smut, or huitlacoche.  Fungus-based disease that infects corn and makes the kernels go all cancerous, crazy, tumorish..

[www.mexicoguru.com image 800x600]
[www.thesneeze.com image 300x345]

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 792x586]

Gotta wonder who the first person who saw that and thought "Yum" was thinking...

You can eat that? I saw that happen to corn crops around here last summer and I never thought it would be something edible.


It is actually considered a delicacy. Some farmers in Mexico intentionally try and infect their crops with it. Supposedly, it tastes somewhat like a truffle. Just google "mexican truffle."
 
2013-05-11 05:43:57 PM  
Cantalope. Fake cantalope cheese.

bunkblog.net www.cheesesupply.com
 
2013-05-11 05:45:01 PM  

slayer199: Regulatory overreach?  In my cheese?  Never...

This isn't a case where the mites are a threat to cheeses here (they're already here), this is a case of the FDA making an arbitrary decision for the consumer.  If people KNOW this cheese has mites and are educated on the possible risks, there's no reason why the FDA should ban it.


They don't like restaurants serving super rare beef either though, although I don't think it's outright banned. Just strongly discouraged.

I was in fact shocked when I ordered a burger medium-rare at a local restaurant recently and it was freakin' squishy in the middle. Since I fear sending things back to the kitchen and they probably would have made it into a hockey puck anyway, I sucked it up and ate it. My dad has told me stories about loving steak tartare at some restaurant in Cleveland in the 70s, so I figured the odds were pretty low I'd actually get sick from it. It was pretty tasty, but it was a very odd sensation.
 
2013-05-11 05:47:04 PM  
What about yogurt? It's full of live bacteria.
 
2013-05-11 05:47:46 PM  

markie_farkie: Then there's corn smut, or huitlacoche.  Fungus-based disease that infects corn and makes the kernels go all cancerous, crazy, tumorish..

[www.mexicoguru.com image 800x600]
[www.thesneeze.com image 300x345]

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 792x586]

Gotta wonder who the first person who saw that and thought "Yum" was thinking...


That is the most disgusting-looking crap ever, but I've had it in Mexican dishes in New Mexico a couple of times and it's actually kind of tasty.

I think the first person ever to look at a lobster and think "Yes, that should go in my belly" must've been the hungriest person in the history of hunger.
 
2013-05-11 05:49:16 PM  

markie_farkie: Then there's corn smut, or huitlacoche.  Fungus-based disease that infects corn and makes the kernels go all cancerous, crazy, tumorish..

[www.mexicoguru.com image 800x600]
[www.thesneeze.com image 300x345]

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 792x586]

Gotta wonder who the first person who saw that and thought "Yum" was thinking...


YUCK!
 
2013-05-11 05:50:27 PM  

Paris1127: markie_farkie: We have Marmite and Vegemite so whi not Cheesemite?

[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x480]
Mmmmm, cheesymite... A mix of cheese and vegemite. Tastes like a strong Asiago.

/told my mom and sister it was Asiago when I gave them a bite of a cheesymite scroll in Sydney
//after they said they liked it I told them what it really was


www.aussiefoodshop.com
 
2013-05-11 05:50:54 PM  
Mimolette is really good. I always buy a little sample when I see it. Kind of pricey.
 
2013-05-11 05:53:33 PM  
How exactly is this cheese pretentious?
 
2013-05-11 05:55:15 PM  

markie_farkie: Then there's corn smut, or huitlacoche.  Fungus-based disease that infects corn and makes the kernels go all cancerous, crazy, tumorish..

[www.mexicoguru.com image 800x600]
[www.thesneeze.com image 300x345]

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 792x586]

Gotta wonder who the first person who saw that and thought "Yum" was thinking...


Probably somebody who relied on his corn harvest to be able to eat at all, and when his corn was infected thought "well, it's eat this or starve." and hope it wasn't poisonous, and learned it was edible and at least somewhat palatable.
 
2013-05-11 05:55:59 PM  

RexTalionis: Nabb1: Oops. I'm sure they were thinking, "Our entire corn harvest looks like this. Oh, we'll, I guess it's this or starvation."

Americans today have the luxury of throwing away food willy nilly. Most people elsewhere don't.



I guess it makes sense there was a time we ate like dogs and evolution didn't select out every vile thing we ever choked down.
 
2013-05-11 05:57:04 PM  

LandOfChocolate: How exactly is this cheese pretentious?


It only drinks pbr and has a handlebar mostache.
 
2013-05-11 05:57:30 PM  
Cheese mites look like this.

upload.wikimedia.org


No thanks. And I love "weird" food.
 
2013-05-11 05:57:54 PM  

Speaker2Animals: markie_farkie: Then there's corn smut, or huitlacoche.  Fungus-based disease that infects corn and makes the kernels go all cancerous, crazy, tumorish..

[www.mexicoguru.com image 800x600]
[www.thesneeze.com image 300x345]

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 792x586]

Gotta wonder who the first person who saw that and thought "Yum" was thinking...

STFU -- there's no way that can possibly be true. WhDaFuq would eat that?


Me. In fact, I seek out Mexican places that serve it. It's like the best mushroom on Earth.
 
2013-05-11 05:58:03 PM  

LandOfChocolate: How exactly is this cheese pretentious?


It wears a monocle and top hat.
 
2013-05-11 05:58:34 PM  

LandOfChocolate: How exactly is this cheese pretentious?


It insists upon itself.
 
2013-05-11 05:58:55 PM  
so irradiate it before it hits US shores. gosh people. stop making an issue where there's a technological fix available. cesium the day!
 
2013-05-11 05:59:14 PM  
You guys think corn smut is bad, you're going to shiat yourselves when you find out how mushrooms are grown.
 
2013-05-11 05:59:17 PM  

LandOfChocolate: How exactly is this cheese pretentious?


It's French.
 
2013-05-11 05:59:53 PM  

markie_farkie: Then there's corn smut, or huitlacoche.  Fungus-based disease that infects corn and makes the kernels go all cancerous, crazy, tumorish..






Gotta wonder who the first person who saw that and thought "Yum" was thinking...


It's likely a case of "it's the only thing available to eat" when shiat like starts

/then it becomes gourmet
//if people want to eat mites, I say let 'em
 
2013-05-11 06:01:09 PM  
LandOfChocolate:

How exactly is this cheese pretentious?

Actually it's the people who cultivate a taste for it that are pretentious.
 
2013-05-11 06:01:25 PM  

utah dude: so irradiate it before it hits US shores. gosh people. stop making an issue where there's a technological fix available. cesium the day!


Or Do as the Russians do.  Radiate as you eat.  Polonium FTW!
 
2013-05-11 06:02:55 PM  
brieencounter.files.wordpress.com

YUM!
 
2013-05-11 06:03:33 PM  

The One True TheDavid: LandOfChocolate:

How exactly is this cheese pretentious?

Actually it's the people who cultivate a taste for it that are pretentious.


So its now pretentious to enjoy cheese?
 
2013-05-11 06:04:22 PM  
Benoit de Vitton is the North American representative for

Balls!
 
2013-05-11 06:04:47 PM  
I freakin' love Mimolette.  It is my very favorite cheese.  Like a strong zippy cheddar with a rich, chocolatey edible rind.
 
2013-05-11 06:04:57 PM  

lokis_mentor: Or Do as the Russians do.  Radiate as you eat.  Polonium FTW!


please, a dusting of polonium in a political assassinee's food is way different than a water-bathed pool/reactor where racks of foodstuffs are swung over in a timed, neat manner,
 
2013-05-11 06:05:40 PM  
 
2013-05-11 06:06:01 PM  

Speaker2Animals: markie_farkie: Then there's corn smut, or huitlacoche.  Fungus-based disease that infects corn and makes the kernels go all cancerous, crazy, tumorish..

[www.mexicoguru.com image 800x600]
[www.thesneeze.com image 300x345]

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 792x586]

Gotta wonder who the first person who saw that and thought "Yum" was thinking...

STFU -- there's no way that can possibly be true. WhDaFuq would eat that?


"Corn crop is farked.   We either eat this or starve."

Google three month fish...
 
2013-05-11 06:06:51 PM  

Nabb1: Oops. I'm sure they were thinking, "Our entire corn harvest looks like this. Oh, we'll, I guess it's this or starvation."


Er, that.

/what, i'm supposed top read everything before posting?
 
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