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But What Does Breastmilk Cheese Taste Like?

Miriam Simun buys breastmilk online and then makes it into cheese. She recently made and fed three flavors of human cheese to a group of friends in New York, and this is my favorite of her tasting notes, for a blend called City Funk:

This cheese stinks. It really does. But pay no heed to its gamey scent; just savor the flavor! The human-goat blend – light on the goat, heavy on the human – is soft and spreadable, imparting a complex funk somewhere in between butter, yellow taxi cabs and wafting wavers of street cart smells. The sweet and heavy diet of the Manhattan mother (who’s a little reserved, but curious for you to try her cheese) just peaks through, providing a deliciously dizzying sweet finish to this pudgy little wonder. Reminiscent of Gorgonzola, but with a New York City flavor all its own.

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