(Image Source: The Independent)

BY JOHN O’CONNOR
Anchor Candice Aviles


Have you ever wondered how long human’s have been making cheese? Well, now thanks to scientists in Poland, we might be a little closer to finding out the answer. CBS This Morning explains.

“The Stone Age people in Northern Europe were making cheese more than 7,000 years ago, scientists say that they believe they’ve found evidence of dairy processing at an archeological site in Poland.” 

The U.K.’s Independent reports … “Chemical traces of processed milk have been found on pieces of perforated pottery unearthed at an archaeological site in Poland dating to two millennia before people began to build [the] first monument at Stone Henge in Britain.” 

Discovery News says the finding is the earliest example of cheese-making to date, and actually came at a time before man had developed the ability to digest lactose sugars in unprocessed milk.

A chemist at the U.K.’s University of Bristol says … "The interesting thing is that people at that stage could not digest … milk, so processing milk into cheese would have given them the benefit from the nutritious effects of milk without having the side-effect of being ill … " 

A writer for Geekosystem says the discovery marks an important date in the history of human development.

“No other food in the world induces such rabid hunger and adoration than the mere utterance of the divine dairy product otherwise known as cheese … everyone from the lowliest commoner to the most powerful of emperors [have] indulged in the oftentimes smelly delicacy … this is [now] the earliest point in time that we know of.” 

As for the kind of cheese these ancient people might have made, PCWorld says

“ … it's thought that early crafters would have made a soft cheese – possibly as a result of the ease by which they could have done so. The specific type of cheese, like Cheddar or Brie, remains unknown.” 

Scientist Discover 7,000-Year-Old Cheese-Making Technology

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Dec 16, 2012

Scientist Discover 7,000-Year-Old Cheese-Making Technology

 

(Image Source: The Independent)

BY JOHN O’CONNOR
Anchor Candice Aviles


Have you ever wondered how long human’s have been making cheese? Well, now thanks to scientists in Poland, we might be a little closer to finding out the answer. CBS This Morning explains.

“The Stone Age people in Northern Europe were making cheese more than 7,000 years ago, scientists say that they believe they’ve found evidence of dairy processing at an archeological site in Poland.” 

The U.K.’s Independent reports … “Chemical traces of processed milk have been found on pieces of perforated pottery unearthed at an archaeological site in Poland dating to two millennia before people began to build [the] first monument at Stone Henge in Britain.” 

Discovery News says the finding is the earliest example of cheese-making to date, and actually came at a time before man had developed the ability to digest lactose sugars in unprocessed milk.

A chemist at the U.K.’s University of Bristol says … "The interesting thing is that people at that stage could not digest … milk, so processing milk into cheese would have given them the benefit from the nutritious effects of milk without having the side-effect of being ill … " 

A writer for Geekosystem says the discovery marks an important date in the history of human development.

“No other food in the world induces such rabid hunger and adoration than the mere utterance of the divine dairy product otherwise known as cheese … everyone from the lowliest commoner to the most powerful of emperors [have] indulged in the oftentimes smelly delicacy … this is [now] the earliest point in time that we know of.” 

As for the kind of cheese these ancient people might have made, PCWorld says

“ … it's thought that early crafters would have made a soft cheese – possibly as a result of the ease by which they could have done so. The specific type of cheese, like Cheddar or Brie, remains unknown.” 

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