How long ago was cheese discovered?
According to ancient records passed down through the centuries, the making of cheese dates back more than 4,000 years.
When was cheese first invented?
The earliest evidence of cheesemaking in the archaeological record dates back to 5500 BCE And is found in what is now Kuyavia, Poland, where strainers coated with milk-fat molecules have been found. Cheesemaking may have begun independently of this by the pressing and salting of curdled milk to preserve it.
Is cheese older than wine?
This means Wine is over 8,000 years old. Cheese, not to be left out, made its first appearance archaeologically in 5500 BC in Poland; researchers have found strainers with milk fats molecules. Similar pottery pieces have been found in Switzerland (where else?!) dated to 6000 BC and hypothesized to be cheese strainers.
Who made cheese first?
No one really knows who made the first cheese. According to an ancient legend, it was made accidentally by an Arabian merchant who put his supply of milk into a pouch made from a sheep’s stomach, as he set out on a day’s journey across the desert.
What was cheese originally invented for?
It would have been a welcome way to preserve perishable milk. The first milk used for cheese was from goats or sheep, as these were most prevalent in the Mediterranean areas of the Fertile Crescent. There are ancient Sumerian records going back as far as 4000 BCE showing they ate cheese.