Scientists Discover Ancient Cheese
- Humans were making cheese earlier than thought.
Archaeologists have found the remains of a fermented dairy product in ancient pottery along the Croatian coast. It's about 72-hundred years old, four-thousand years before previous evidence of old cheese. That shifts the beginning of cheesemaking back 4000 years.
In case you want to know what 72-year-old cheese tastes like….you wouldn't want to since the fatty residue is all that’s left of it.
The find was detailed yesterday in the journal PLOS One. Researchers theorize that early cheese and dairy production helped humans survive as children and eventually enabled them to thrive in colder climates.Source: CNN