Scientists dig out traces of 7,200-yr-old cheese in Croatia

by International | 07-09-2018 | 9822 views

Scientists have discovered the world's most mature cheese – which made in Croatia by Neolithic farmers more than 7,000 years ago. During excavations of ancient pottery, researchers found residues of a feta-like cheese on the remains of rhyton drinking horns and sieves dating back to 5300 BC.

"This is the earliest documented lipid residue evidence for fermented dairy in the Mediterranean, and among the earliest documented anywhere to date," said researchers. The team suggested that "milk and cheese production among Europe's early farmers reduced infant mortality".

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