A new exhibition is displaying five cheeses made from bacteria taken from the skin of celebrities – including their noses, belly buttons and even armpits!
The cheeses are being displayed at London’s V&A museum and it’s gouda be great!
The new exhibit features five cheeses have been made with bacteria harvested from the skin of some well-known personalities.
The bacteria was taken from the armpits, toes, belly button and nostrils of these celebrities, according to a blog post by the museum.
Sounds gross? Well, these cheeses were made to challenge the aversion people have towards microbial foods.
“Making ‘human cheese’ is a fascinating journey into the world of microbes, from their culinary importance to the vital role they play in how our bodies work,” reported the museum.
The bacteria was then grown in the lab until strains could be selected for making the cheese.
The cheeses, according to the museum, are now being sequenced in the lab to find out exactly what species of bacteria they contain and whether they are edible in terms of food safety.
They caerphilly swabbed the five celebrities skin, then mixed the bacteria samples with milk to create five celebrity cheeses.
Cheshire cheese made using Alex James’s bacteria
Comté made using Heston Blumenthal’s bacteria
Mozzarella made using Professor Green’s bacteria
Stilton made using Ruby Tandoh’s bacteria
Cheddar made using Suggs’ bacteria