Tuesday, March 26, 2013
HOW DID THEY HAVE A WHEEL OF BRIE?
From THE WISE GEEK
Humans have been making cheese for at least 7,500 years, possibly earlier than the development of the wheel.
Archaeological finds show that cheese may have been made as early as the 7000s BCE, and there is solid evidence that cheese was being made in Poland around 5,500 BCE. This means that it likely far predated the wheel, which appears to have been invented around 4,000 to 3,500 BCE. It's thought that people discovered cheese making by accident after storing milk in a pouch fashioned out of a sheep's, cow's, or goat's stomach that still contained rennet and finding out that it turned into cheese.
How did they have a "wheel" of brie?