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'Human Cheese' Exists And It's Made Using Bacteria From Bellybutton, Nose, Armpits Of Celebrities!

'Human Cheese' Exists And It's Made Using Bacteria From Bellybutton, Nose, Armpits Of Celebrities!

Christina Agapakis and Sissel Tolaas are the genius duo who have come up with this "supposedly" brilliant idea.

A delicious cheese platter paired with some rich wine is perfect for those moments when you want to spoil yourself. I'm sure this lip-smacking gourmet duo is just the savory tones you crave for on any given day. The innocence of a good old molten cheddar cheese pull in a sandwich is about to be shattered and here's my apology in advance.  I'm going to share the details of the most disgusting delicacy that has been created on this planet to this date.



 

 

So lets just cut down to the chase, or shall we say cheese. This special cheese has been made using the bacteria harvested from the bellybuttons of celebrities. Yep, that's right! Just take a moment to let this fact sink into your brain. You're doing great! If you think this is a joke, it's not.  Two artists, Christina Agapakis and Sissel Tolaas are the genius duo who skillfully swabbed some bacteria from five different celebrities.



 

 

Of course, we love and worship our favorite celebs and yadda yadda, but going to such lengths to prove our loyalty is just, well, nasty! The two "experts" apparently mixed the microorganisms they initially collected with some milk creating the most unsettling kind of cheese one can imagine. Sadly, the madness does not end there. This unappealing product is a part of an exhibition in London's Victoria and Albert Museum (cue the internal screams). 



 

 

The five variants are featured in the "Bigger than the Plate" exhibition and it contains bacteria from Rapper Professor Green, Musician Alex James, Chef Heston Blumenthal, Baker and food writer Ruby Tandoh and Suggs from the band Madness. Agapakis and Tolaas favorably convinced these renowned personalities to provide a part of their body for experimental purposes. 



 

 

That's not all, the bacteria present in the product have been taken from different regions of their bodies. Microorganisms from the nose, ears and the armpits, too, join the list along with the belly button. Using them, they have created five varieties of cheese namely Cheshire cheese, comté, mozzarella, cheddar, and stilton. According to BBC News, the stilton was made using Ruby Tandoh's nose bacteria while Professor Green's belly button microorganisms were used for mozzarella. 



 

 

The museum further explained how they first let the milk curdle to determine whether on maturing it would turn into cheddar or gouda. The disgusting parts aside, according to a report, the makers of the famous cheese discovered that the bacteria used to make regular cheese are similar to the ones found on human skin. That also draws similarities between our stinky feet and some other variant of stinky cheese. 



 

 

Explaining the reason behind their latest creation, a spokesperson from the museums said they wanted to reframe microbes. "As scientists develop new techniques for studying microbes, the popular assumption that they are only a source of harm or embarrassment (unwanted smells) is giving way to a much more complex understanding of the extraordinary things they do for us." However, the product was not displayed with the intention of being tasted. Right now they are in the process of determining whether or not it is safe for human consumption. 



 

 

According to Rosie Cotton, a notable food writer, and cheesemaker, "I know it sounds disgusting but really it's quite clever, not all bacteria is bad bacteria. Even the cheese you see in the shops comes from bacteria. Granted, it isn't made from human bacteria but I think this is a fun way of trying something a little bit different." She further added, "I wouldn't necessarily say to try this at home, but it definitely shows the fun that can be had with food if you are willing to step outside the box."



 

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