Maggot-covered cheese is by far the foulest-smelling food we've ever served on Fear Factor. It's a smell that contestant Tamie Sheffield will never forget.
FEAR FACTOR: Can you describe just how awful this maggoty cheese is?
TAMIE SHEFFIELD: The home viewers have no idea how bad the smell is. You need to somehow get a Fear Factor smell meter. Whenever you say "cheese and maggots," you think, "ewwww, maggots" but the maggots were fine.
FEAR FACTOR: The maggots were fine?!
TAMIE SHEFFIELD: Besides the crunching and bursting in your mouth -- which was nasty -- they had no taste. But the cheese was pungent. The disgusting, repulsive smell was so bad, and so was the consistency.
FEAR FACTOR: So the maggots didn't bother you at all?
TAMIE SHEFFIELD: Well, I could feel the maggots crawling up from the bowl and onto my hand and that grossed me out.
FEAR FACTOR: So how did you manage to get through this?
TAMIE SHEFFIELD: Number one was not looking. There was no way I could look at the maggots and cheese and put it into my mouth. And number two was keeping the bowl away from my face, because the smell was so bad.
FEAR FACTOR: Did you ever reach a point where you thought you'd lose it?
TAMIE SHEFFIELD: Every time I swallowed, it just started coming back up. I just kept concentrating on keeping it down.