shannonl5
2 years ago1,000+ Views
Archaeologists find cheese older than Christ

And I wanna eat it.

Archaeologists discovered a hunk of cheese that they were able to date back to 1615 BC- over a thousand years before Christ. "According to Popular Science, the cheese has essentially been vacuum-packed for centuries in the Taklamakan Desert, where dry air, salty earth and tightly-sealed burial conditions kept it from decaying. And while the discovery was made in the ’30s, scientists have only just analyzed the proteins and fats in the clumps of the 3,600-year-old food to reveal its age and to be sure that it was not butter or milk. Scientists say that the cheese was probably lactose-free and was made with a mixture of bacteria and yeast. They also say that the oldest discovered cheese might have tasted something like cottage cheese." (Via)

The real question is: what wine do you pair with cheese that's thousands of years old?

36 comments
Man this is beautiful! I want!
2 years ago·Reply
@InPlainSight @MajahnNelson I immediately thought of you two when I heard about this. Don't think I forgot about our worldwide cheese adventure
2 years ago·Reply
I love cheese! I want to take a bite! lol
2 years ago·Reply
First thing came into my mind is " I wonder what what it would taste like? "
2 years ago·Reply
There's no way I'm consuming anything made before Christ was born. Hell, there's food in my freezer that I won't touch.
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