5. Casu Marzu
Sardinians call it an aphrodisiac and it is none other than rotten maggot cheese. It is cheese made form sheep’s milk and put outside on the open to lure more flies to lay their eggs inside of the cheese. Those eggs hatch into maggots and feed on the interior of cheese which later causes fermentation.
When people eat it, the larvae survive and they wiggle all the way through your intestinal walls thus causing severe illnesses. The European Union has banned this delicacy. Unfortunately, the black market does not rest and some people still produce this cheese.
Local people recommend anyone eating this to wear an eye protection because the maggots are able to jump 6 inches into your eyeballs.