Friday, January 26, 2007
Human cheese is cheese produced from the breast milk of female humans. It has been proposed as a Vegan alternative to cheeses produced by other mammals, such as goats and cows. Economic issues: The production, labour costs, shipping, and other expenses involved in producing cheese from female humans would require the product to be sold at a relatively higher price than cheese produced by other mammals, at a rough estimate of 200 U.S. dollars per pound ($440/kg). The very existence of human cheese is unknown.
There are currently no well-known documented cases of human cheese being produced. Human breast milk is on average 5% protein, which is a smaller concentration than that in both goat and cow cheese. Because protein is necessary for milk to curdle, the low percentage of protein in human milk may prevent curdling from occurring.
References: http://oxhouse.org/~brent/writing/human-cheese.txt, http://news.ufl.edu/2000/01/13/breast-feed/, http://www.saanendoah.com/compare.html
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That Human cheese was being made. They mentioned the price of it. And something about the ladies who "contributed" to it. (I got the impression it was a one time thing.)
I think it was made in France. (But I'm not sure. I saw it on TV something like 10 years ago I think.)
Someone really should make a wikipedia entry titled "References to human cheese in popular culture." :P