Oftentimes you come to the logical realization that life is stranger than fiction, even stranger than the fiction from your most oddball, esoteric films. It is also no alarming realization that the French are weird. Le Petit Singly is a farm that specializes in making cheese from women’s breast milk. Are you imagining the milking process? The “donors” bring their milk to the farm, or something like that. The cheese is produced exactly like it would be for cow’s milk and apparently tastes like it has hints of hazelnut. Are you still imagining the milking process? The farm says the cheese is rich in vitamins and nutrients but I don’t think these survive after being ultra-pasteurized. Also, they have an “AB” label, which is the official label for organic products. Does that mean that the women all grazed on organic produce?
It gets worse. New York City health officials have warned a chef after he offered customers cheese made from his wife’s breast milk. Telegraph.co.uk is reporting that Chef Daniel Angerer and his wife Lori, owners of Klee Brasserie in Manhattan, decided to experiment with the breast milk his wife produced for their daughter. Angerer stated that “being a chef, you’re curious about anything in terms of flavour — you look out for something new and what you can do with it.” Angerer has commented that his wife’s breast milk reminds him of the cow’s milk that he’d pick up from a farm in Austria when he was a child…”It was still warm and it would sour the next day.” The esteemed chef says that two gallons of the breast milk yielded almost two quarts of cheese. “After two weeks aging, it was somewhat like a raw-milk cheese — it had all the flavors in there. It tastes just like really sweet cow’s milk. It wasn’t like, ‘Hey, this is such an amazing cheese.’ It’s just like, ‘Can you use human milk? Yes, you absolutely can! People either love the idea or they hate it,” he confesses. “Some people just can’t get over the mental barrier of consuming human bodily liquid. Some even call me a cannibal.”
Yesterday, Kelly Ripa and Andy Richter tried breast milk cheese on Regis & Kelly. Kathie Lee Gifford is also scheduled to try it on the Today Show this week. Once something reaches mainstream news channels it is only a matter of time before human breast milk cheese is on the shelf with other organic produce and then in the words of Jim Morrison “this is the end, beautiful friend, this is the end, it hurts to set you free.”
Do.Not.Worry. The FDA and other food safe organisations will never approve its use for public sale. You are still wondering about the milking process aren’t you? To be honest that is one factory farming method I would like to see.