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Breast Milk Cheese Angers La Leche Leader

breast-milk-cheese-la-leche-league-daniel-angererSituations like the following make La Leche League seem stern, humorless and lactationally pedantic. Some members of the breastfeeding support group are scolding New York chef Daniel Angerer for turning his wife’s breast milk into cheese.

No, it’s not because his extreme locavore offerings are gagging those of us too small-minded to crave our own curdled leftovers. Rather, his cheese balls are, they say to DNAInfo.com, taking food from the mouths of babies.

“Breast milk is for babies,” said Lorretta McCallister, a spokesperson for the organization. “We’re all about breast milk but for breast-feeding babies — for the baby’s nourishment, not adults.”

Payback’s a bitch, of course, and according to McCallister those who have sampled the Klee Brasserie chef’s homemade/wifemade goods could get theirs. Apparently, breast milk is a diarrhetic for adults.
“It could cause bowel problems. We wouldn’t recommend or support breast milk for adults.”
Angerer’s publicist said anyone who sampled the maple carmelized pumpkin seed encrusted breastmilk cheese with concord grapes — at a private tasting in the chef’s home — was fully aware of the contents. The cheese is not sold out of his restaurant.
McCallister, an artist herself, concedes an understanding of why Angerer would want to try this in the first place, likening breast milk cheese to chocolate covered ants. Still, she says she wouldn’t try the stuff unless her life depended on it.
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