Maggot Cheese Learn about the truths of Italy's bizarre food Casu Marzu with these amusing true stories and video's. Jan 3, - 2 min - Uploaded by Legion of Weirdos Cheese with maggots: Casu marzu literally translates to rotten/putrid cheese. It's. Casu marzu literally 'rotten/putrid cheese', is a traditional Sardinian sheep milk cheese that contains live insect larvae (maggots). a local variation of the Sardinian cheese known as casgiu merzu, as well as in a number of Italian regions. Fermentation - Consumption - Legality. Feb 19, The most dangerous cheese in the world, casu marzu cheese is an Italian delicacy, defined by its illegal status and the maggots that infest it. Jan 17, Would you eat cheese if it was covered in maggots? If so, this illegal Italian oddity is for. Jan 28, Being a cheese writer, I knew that Casu Marzu was the traditional Sardinian specialty full of live maggots. Being a cheese enthusiast, I saw this.