The lengths some people will go to be cultured! Cheese — actual cheese — has been grown from bacteria extracted from artist Olafur Eliasson’s tears, curator Hans Ulrich Obrist’s nose, and chef Michael Pollen’s navel. We joke not.
The project, called Self Made, is the brainchild of Norwegian scent expert Sissel Tolaas and American scientist Christina Agapakis. They say everyone has a unique and diverse set of microbes living on their skin that can be grown in milk to create real cheese.
The dairy products won’t go into production, of course, but somewhere Lady Gaga is writing her next single, ARTCHEESE.