Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The History Of Cheese


Aqeela would wake up at 2am and ask for cheese!!



photo from cheeseonline.fr

Compilation of internet articles:

Cheese dates back to before recorded history, perhaps as far back as 6,000 B.C. We know that cheese was part of the Sumerian diet, 4000 years before the birth of Christ, made from both cows’ and goats’ milk and stored in tall jars. Egyptian tomb murals circa 2000 B.C. show butter and cheese being made, and other murals which show milk stored in skin bags suspended from poles demonstrate a knowledge of dairy husbandry. An enormous variety of cheeses are made, in virtually every country on earth. Cheese varieties have been developed with the milk from a broad spectrum of animals—including the reindeer in Scandinavia, the boar in Africa, the water buffalo in Italy, the yak in Tibet, and the mare in Russia.

 
Gorgonzola
879 A.D.
Gouda
1697
Roquefort
1070
Gloucester
1697
Grana
1200
Stilton
1785
Cheddar
1500
Camembert
1791
Parmesan
1579
 
In the first century A.D., Pliny the Elder mentioned Cantal in his Historia Naturalis. Cantal, a cow’s milk cheese named after the Cantal Mountains in Auvergne, was originally produced by putting the curd into a formage, a wooden cylinder and the probable origin for the French and Italian words for cheese, fromage and formaggio, respectively.
Countless people made cheese, sold cheese, and ate cheese as a diet staple before these cheeses and others earned their place in the cheese pantheon, bringing recognition to their towns and nations.

To be continued...

2 comments on "The History Of Cheese"

khemy on September 16, 2009 at 9:56 AM said...

seriously ask for cheese? hmm..

ennumaellish on September 17, 2009 at 3:20 AM said...

Itu ler.. hehe.. dia cakap chee.. chee.. tak pandai sebut cheese lagi..

 

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