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Evidence of 'oldest' cheese-making found

EU-funded archaeologists discover in Poland traces of the 'oldest' cheese preserved in pottery from 6000 BC

 

An EU-funded research network has found milk residues trapped in mud-made cheese-strainers dating from around 6 000 BC.

The pottery, hidden in archaeological sites in Poland, hosts the earliest prehistoric evidence for cheese-making, say the scientists.

The study, carried out in the framework of LeCHe, a project supported by the Marie Curie Actions research fund, offers new insights into ancient human diet and food processing technologies associated to low-lactose content milk products. 

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