Derived from Pecorino, casu marzu goes beyond typical fermentation to a stage most would consider decomposition, brought about by the digestive action of the larvae of the cheese fly Piophila casei.
Some people clear the larvae from the cheese before consuming while others do not.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
I'll Try Anything Once
Well, maybe not anything. But someday I think I will have to try the larvae-colonized cheese, casu marzu.