Would You Rather Eat Breast Milk Cheese or Ice Cream?


breastmilk cheeseSome people donate their excess breast milk to food banks. Some freeze it for later consumption. Some dump the extra. And some make cheese.

Or yogurt. Or ice cream.

Chef Daniel Angerer received international attention after creating a breast milk cheese.

According to Daniel, his wife and their business partner, rather than dumping all their excess breast milk, they decided to turn to a centuries old method of dairy preservation: cheese.

Daniel is the owner of Klee in NYC. Though it doesn’t officially offer the cheese on the menu (I suspect the FDA would have something to say), he will prepare a bite-sized appetizer for those customers who request it. His preference is for a canapé made with figs and Hungarian pepper. But, don’t worry, he has no plans to put it on the menu because, get this, it weirds him out.

And he’s not alone! A chef in Switzerland, Hans Locher (who happens to own a very high-end joint), says, "We have all been raised on it. Why should we not include it into our diet?" He says he first experimented with breast milk when his daughter was born, but has found that it needs to be mixed with whipped cream to maintain the proper consistency for his dishes. His plans were soon shut down by the Zurich food control office, stating that while humans are not on the banned list of ingredients (other primates are), they also aren’t on the approved list. (Incidentally, I am more grossed out by how much Locher was going to pay for the milk: just 3 pounds for 14 ounces!)

Should you get a craving for something a little sweeter, why not try some ice cream? Mother’s Milk Ice Cream believes their sweet treat can “challenge the traditional paradigm that there is nothing abnormal about conversion of mammalian milk into luxury food items.”

Ready to start moving the baby on up to solid foods, but don’t want to give up breastfeeding? Never fear! You can also make yogurt from your breast milk.

Would you make or eat food made with breast milk?


Image via Alla G/Flickr

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Fallaya Fallaya

No way in hell.  Gross.  

Daynaof3 Daynaof3

Yes, it's species specific. If you think breast milk is gross, why don't you think drinking cow's milk is more gross? Not directing this at just the previous poster but any who feel that way. I think people in this country would be a heck of alot healthier eating human milk cheese than cow's milk cheese, or ice cream, yogurt, etc. Breast milk is for humans!

ocmom... ocmommy2two

I'm pregnant again and plan on breastfeeding for quite some time. I think the yogurt would be a really great idea for my baby. For me, not so much lol.

Phils... PhilsBabyMama

I hate drinking black coffee...Once I was out of creamer and milk, so I just used some of my own breast milk.  It was the best cup of coffee ever.  Ok, not the best, but it wasn't bad.  I think most women (at least the ones I know) have tasted their breast milk before.  Not sure why people are so grossed out about HUMAN milk, but have no problem drinking COW milk.

RanaA... RanaAurora

I'm with the other ladies. It's comical that people are only grossed out by breastmilk because they think about the breast and a human source... but a nasty cow doesn't bug them at all. ;)

moder... modernmom2010

PhilsBabyMama~ My husband did the same thing with my milk! LOL

Fallaya Fallaya

I didn't say breast milk was gross, Daynaof3, I said the idea of eating food make from it was gross.  If you think eating another woman's body fluid is so great, then YOU do it.  

Daynaof3 Daynaof3

Well, I already said I would. =)

No need to get offended, I just don't understand why so many women think drinking our species specific milk is gross but drinking the "breast" milk of another mammal is not an issue for them. It just doesn't make sense to me. I have had some of my own breast milk, it's good!

Sultr... SultryLadyBug

I would try the icecream.

Eli Karplus

I think the cheese would be awesome! For some reason, I never get a breast milk cheese recommendation on http://kaeseus.com.

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