Got Milk? Chef Offering Customers Cheese Made From Wife’s Breast Milk

There seems to be a certain disconnect from reality in restaurants this week. In California, a restaurant is accused of openly selling whale meat in violation of federal law (here). In New York, Chef Daniel Angerer is openly discussing his sale of cheese made from his wife’s breast milk despite the fact that it is also presumptively illegal.

Angerer insists that his wife’s breast milk tastes like cow’s milk, but must be doctored up for use in cheese due to the lower fat content. However, he recommends eating his wife’s cheese with a Riesling. For her part, Lori Mason insists that there is nothing wrong with being milked for cheese because “the breast is there to make food.”

Public health officials, not surprisingly, disagree.A spokesperson for the Department of Health warned “[t]he restaurant knows that cheese made from breast milk is not for public consumption, whether sold or given away.”

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10 thoughts on “Got Milk? Chef Offering Customers Cheese Made From Wife’s Breast Milk”

  1. Thanks for the recipe, George.

    The health department says that the chef “knows that cheese made from breast milk is not for public consumption, whether sold or given away.”

    From the newspaper publicity and voluntary blog recipe (above by George) it appears he thinks human milk cheese isn’t enough of a gimmick and that he’s hoping to be the first Iron Chef to have his own cooking show from the county jail.

    (A longer post is on the corrections page.)

  2. When I trained in the 70s, donated breast milk was just becoming widespread for feeding premies whose mothers were not able to lactate. The donors were screened and tested as was the milk.

    The community so easily saw the value of this, that the supply far outpaced the demand. The nurses would often ask “what should we do with the leftovers?” My reply: “Hey, this is California (I was a newcomer) where they think algae is food and anything cooked is not real food. Let’s make breast milk ice cream. We’ll make a fortune.”

    I shouldn’t have been so sardonic. I could have retired by now.

  3. In Chef Daniel Angerer’s defense, no endangered species had to die to make the cheese.

    As an aside, what an interesting surname. He must have had provocative ancestors.

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