A Brie(f) History of Cheese

Cheese has been around for a very long since the dawn of farming. The global food still plays a large role in trade throughout the world.

Before empires and royalty, before pottery and writing, before metal tools and weapons – there was cheese. As early as 8000 BCE, Neolithic farmers began a legacy of cheesemaking almost as old as civilization. Today, the world produces roughly 22 billion kilograms of cheese a year, shipped and consumed around the globe. Paul Kindstedt shares the history of one of our oldest and most beloved foods.

Fun Fact: Despite popular belief, mice actually don’t like cheese. Given the choice, they prefer sweets and carbs.