How Old is The Cheese?

Cheese was made as early as 7000 years

We do not know when exactly we started to make cheese. Now, there is some evidence that cheese has been here for almost 7,000 years. There are pieces of pottery discovered near a river in Poland. These vessels have little holes poked in them like a modern day strainer.

Scientists have concluded that they were used to make cheese in the older times. These pieces of pottery were part of a bigger vessel that was  probably used for separating curds from whey.

Peter Bogucki, an archaeologist at Princeton University had seen something similar earlier. A 19th century ceramic vessels pierced with holes at a friend’s house and was told that it was used to make cheese.

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