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Milbenkäse is made from the feces of cheese mites

Milbenkäse cheese and the cheese mite

 
They say if you love sausage you should never go to a sausage factory and see how it is made. Perhaps the same can be said about certain kinds of cheese. 

Milbenkäse is a German cheese variety known for its strong, bitter flavor. Key to achieving the desired taste is just the right combination of curd made from warmed, sour milk, and the feces of the cheese mite. 

The cheese mites, themselves, become fair game to cheese lovers. Consumers of milbenkäse traditionally consume any mites that cling to the cheese rind. 

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