You can roll it, ferment it, dry it and put holes in it.
It can be stinky enough to be banned on public transport, crawling with maggots or hard enough to break your teeth.
Cheese is savored all around the world - even if some of it is an acquired taste.
Casu Marzu (Italy)
Like caviar, Casu Marzu is enjoyed only by a select population.
That's because it's served with live maggots.
It does have a fan base in Sardinia, where sheep farmers for centuries have made pecorino cheese and left it to rot and attract flies.
When the flies' eggs hatch the transformation takes place and the cheese becomes Casu Marzu.
It's then consumed with relish or perhaps trepidation - it has an aftertaste that lasts for hours.
Gordon Ramsay called it "the most dangerous cheese in the world."
Where to try it: Casu Marzu contains live insects so it can't be imported. Sardinia is therefore still the best option at associations such as Agugliastra in Lanusei, Sardinia.
Is it possible to vomit while laughing?
This appears to be the question behind a pair of websites that lampoon the popular practice of people taking pictures of their food and posting the results on social media.
Someone Ate This and Cook Suck (websites contain obscenities), which celebrate the botched efforts of would-be foodies, are simultaneously tasteless and hilarious.
A Golden Corral employee cried foul on a managerial decision to store excess food by restaurant dumpsters during a surprise inspection. Jeanne Moos has the gory details.
Editor's note: Each week in "Apparently This Matters," CNN's Jarrett Bellini applies his warped sensibilities to trending topics in social media and random items of interest on the interwebs.
There's a great dive bar in my neighborhood called Jack's where they oven-bake the chicken wings. And they're absolutely amazing. I'm not saying I've had semi-inappropriate fantasies about them. But I'm also not denying it.
Yes. Things continue to be weird at home.
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