The art of cheese-making is at least 7500 years, and new research points to it’s very origins!!
Sieved pottery fragments with milk fat and protein residue found at an ancient cattle-rearing site in what is now modern Poland are the remnants of what archaeologists believe are cheese-making equipment. Being around 7500 years old, these Neolithic artifacts are the oldest examples pointing to the collection, processing, and preservation of milk.
The discovery of the fat and protein residue through chemical analysis was key, as until now, the researchers were not sure if the sieves were used for beer, honey, or cheese.