Led by researchers from the University of Catania and Cairo University, the group of archeologists discovered the cheese in a tomb that was first unearthed in 1885. They published their findings in the July issue of Analytical Chemistry.
Per the report, an analysis of the cheese showed that it's contaminated with Brucella melitensis, which can cause a nearly fatal disease called brucellosis.
But the threat of death has never deterred the internet before.
Considering more than 32,000 people signed a Change.org petition to drink the mummy juice from the mysterious sarcophagus that was unearthed last month, is it really surprising that anyone wants a bite of this (probably cursed) cheese?
*panting like a dog foaming at the mouth on all fours* let us eat the old cheese! legalize it! https://t.co/2cavryQIRT— helen (@helen) August 16, 2018
we already opened the cursed sarcophagus, may as well eat the cheese too.— 🏳️🌈bb8Bearʕ•ᴥ•ʔ (@bb8bear) August 17, 2018
Eat the cursed cheese.— Sam Sykes (@SamSykesSwears) August 17, 2018
Drink the sarcophagus juice. https://t.co/bpUY6kV0Gf