West, the museum’s curator and chief disgustologist, told Lonely Planet them to want website visitors to rethink their assumptions about food. “If disgust is cultural and contextual,” he was quoted saying, “it is also changeable.” The museum will feature 80 from the world’s grossest foods, including casu marzu (maggot-infested cheese) from Sardinia, surströmming (fermented herring) from Sweden, and hákarl (aged shark) from Iceland.
The theme might appear counterintuitive to success, but West hopes the museum will facilitate real improvement in visitors’ palates. By raising knowing the world’s less-popular foods, young drivers . aims to “promote a developing interest and acceptance of extra ecological, sustainable samples of protine, including insects.”
If you want to challenge yourself, you can participate in the “Taste one for the team” event — a tasting competition between you, by pretty serious bragging rights at stake.
The museum is located in Malmö, Sweden’s third-largest city, all of which will officially open on October 29th. If you’re eager to see what curious foods you\’ll be able to stomach, you can start planning your visit for the museum’s website. Tickets are $20 per person.