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Belly-button brie? Bacteria from human bodies create artsy cheese

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You'll need a strong stomach to walk into a new exhibit open at the Dublin Science Gallery: On display are cheeses cultured from the body bacteria of celebrities from the realms of science, food and art.

Eleven "cheese portraits" include a farmhouse cheese, a washed rind, a natural rind, a whey cream cheese. They were made with bugs swabbed from the nose, toes and mouths of artists, anthropologists, writers and cheesemakers. Michael Pollan, the author of "The Omnivore's Dilemma" and other books about food, contributed the bacteria from his belly button.
 
 

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