Scientists Ruin Cheese By Making It Out of Skin

Literally the only type of cheese we'd say no to.

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Not the human cheese

Well, the impossible has happened. Scientists have now created a type of cheese that we wouldn’t want to eat.

Snobs, you might think. What kind of cheese could you possibly turn up your noses to? The kind of cheese that’s made out of skin microbes. That’s right, Hannibal, human skin.

Microbiologist Christina Agapakis and artist Sissel Tolaas decided to join evil forces to ferment cheese out of their own skin microbes. They even made a custom cheese for Omnivore’s Dilemma author Michael Pollan out of bacteria from his belly button. And that should just about sum it all up.

[NPR]

1 comments
JerryHowe
JerryHowe

Well, we have cheese made from human breast milk, so I suppose this concept is just as logical.

I would certainly try it. Belly button bacteria sounds interesting. I wondering if one's diet would have a bearing on the belly button microbes ? I know that carnivores have a very strong  body odor.