Casu Marzu is an Italian Pecorino cheese that's crawling with maggots and can get you sick, yet people go out of their way to find and eat this dangerous cheese.
You won't drop dead upon eating it, or start convulsing. If affected, you wouldn't even really feel the effects until later as the maggots can potentially set up shop in your stomach, start building families and cause vomiting, cramps, or even diarrhea. For this reason, the cheese is now banned in the European Union and can only be found on the black market.
The reason this cheese is filled with creepy crawlies, is because the crust is removed and the cheese is left out to let flies lay eggs in it.
When eating the cheese, you're actually encouraged to start eating before the maggots die, plus you have to make sure you chew them properly so they're not still living when you swallow.
That's a lot of responsibility.
The infamous Gordon Ramsay is among those who took a swing at Casu Marzu, as he took his F-Word show out to Sardinia back in 2008, before the cheese was banned. The video shows Ramsay and British food writer Tom Park Bowles digging into the cheese, looking for the spots within the cheese where the maggots lie.
It looks like Ramsay only had a bite, but hopefully he didn't wake up in the middle of the night with maggots exploding out of his stomach like some deleted scene in Starship Troopers.