Le Petit Singly
(it's a French-language website, but here's a translated version
) claims to be a French farm that specializes in producing cheese out of "the mother's milk of woman." According to the blurb on their site, they've been doing this since 1947. They say that the breast-milk cheese has a caramel color and has a hint of hazelnut taste.
Of course, I think it would be technically possible to make cheese out of breast milk. (Although this woman in Indonesia
reports that she tried to use her own breast milk to make some cheese and failed. Link via The Stranger
. But she was doing it on her stove top. I think if a commercial producer really put their mind to it, they would have better success.)
I actually briefly discussed this question in Hippo Eats Dwarf
, in the context of debunking a site that claimed to produce cheese from lactating rats
. I wrote that, "The problem is that the cheese's flavor is influenced by whatever the milk producer eats. So you would want vegetarian milk donors, unless you like cheese that tastes like rotting milk."
The Le Petit Singly
mentions nothing, that I can find, about the diet of the female milk donors. This is one sign that it's a hoax.
Another sign is the ads they have on their site, and the fact that it's hosted on a lycos account. A real company would presumably at least shell out the $20 to get their own domain name. (via Why Travel To France
Looks like Le Petit Singly does discuss the diet of the milk donors. (Thanks, penny!) But I still think it's a hoax.