Archaeologists Find Ancient Evidence Of Cheese-Making
Decades ago, archaeologists unearthed some ancient pottery shards, and among many thoughts, wondered if they were used to make cheese. After many years of research and new techniques working on their behalf, the residue left of the pots has been found to match the chemical signature of cow's milk. Talk about extra-aged!
The simple ancient cheese was an important step in the development of modern civilization. For people who were just beginning to leave hunting behind and beginning to rely on crops that often failed, dairy products had the potential to get them the nutrition they needed. And they were a food source that didn't require killing highly prized livestock.