Would you eat human cheese made from breast milk? And if you would — or wouldn’t — what does the idea of it mean to you? Humans produce milk (specially for little humans to eat), and the most ‘local’ mammals in our midst in New York City are human. Why is drinking cows milk considered normal and ‘natural’ but drinking human milk is off-putting for many? Artist Miriam Simun recently opened the Lady Cheese Shop to offer up human breast milk cheese at the Michael Mutt Gallery in the East Village in New York to ask these very question. The Lady Cheese Shop is a thought experiment come to life where nursing moms make cheese from breast milk to offer up to a mass market of non infant consumers (right now its just an art exhibit, not am actual store). The Inhabitat crew was on hand for the Lady Cheese Shop tasting, and we were surprised to see that a lot of people came out from all over New York to sample the human cheese. Watch our video, above, to see the taster’s reactions to the human cheese.
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