Translated from the Sardinian Casu Marzu means “rotten cheese”, but in colloquial speech and the expression “wormy cheese. Kasu Marci survive longer than the usual stage of fermentation, thereby bringing to a state of decay, caused by the digestive action of the larvae of the cheese fly.
Worms accelerate the process of decomposition and decay contained in the cheese fats, because of what the product becomes soft. In free sale this cheese does not find even in Italy, because it is an exquisite delicacy, infestations of insects, can shock even gourmet. Moreover, the larvae move fairly briskly in a cheese head and feel there is absolutely “at ease”. Sometimes they can jump a distance of 15 centimeters, so during meals is recommended to protect eyes.