Tuesday, March 09, 2010
NY Restaurant Adds Breastmilk Cheese To Their Menu
According to the chef's blog, he decided to think out of the box after his partner, who is still currently breastfeeding the couple's daughter, had an excess of Expressed Breast Milk piling up in the freezer.
In an attempt to be mindful of the value of the liquid gold, the chef came up with a little canapé of breast-milk cheese that is mixed with figs and Hungarian pepper.
While the response has been generally positive from those brave enough to try the cheese, many customers are too squeamish to attempt it.
Lori politely declines stating, "I'm not here to walk people through their psychological problems."
After inquiries, health officials said yesterday that even though health codes do not explicitly forbid the practice, they have advised the chef to refrain from sharing his wife's milk with the world.
"The restaurant knows that cheese made from breast milk is not for public consumption, whether sold or given away," a spokeswoman for the city Department of Health saidAs a breast feeding mom, I find this a bit disturbing so I guess it's safe to say that there will not be any cheese made from excess EBM at our house.