Cheese has always been loved by people all over the world. Many cheeses will become more and more delicious over time. However, the oldest cheese in the world cannot guarantee its taste. Researchers found in the Taklimakan Desert that there was still cheese residue on the body of Chinese mummy. The age can be traced back to 1615 BC, which means that the cheese is 3,600 years ago. I wonder if you dare to enjoy this scent.
Many cheeses will become more and more delicious over time, but some cheese residues found on the neck and chest of Chinese mummy are known to be the oldest cheeses in the world, but their taste may not be guaranteed. . This piece of cheese dates back to 1615 BC. It was basically “vacuum-packed” along with some corpses from the Bronze Age and buried in the Taklimakan Desert. This is the oldest cheese ever discovered.
Although this mummy was discovered in the 1930s, scientists have just analyzed the protein and fat of these 3,600-year-old food scraps, determined the age, and found out that it was not butter or milk. Chemists at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Germany found that this cheese does not contain lactose and takes a short time to make. They said that this situation may be related to the dairy industry that spread throughout Asia during the Bronze Age.
Analytical chemist and author of this study, Andrej Shevchenko, said: “We not only confirm that this kind of stuff is the earliest known cheese, but we also have direct evidence of the ancient craftsmanship used to make this kind of cheese.” He said that the method of making cheese is simple and inexpensive, so ordinary people may be able to make it. The cheese can be preserved because it is located in Xiaohe Cemetery No. 5 in the Taklimakan Desert in northwest China-the final resting place of these mummies has a unique environment. They were buried with cheese on a sand dune near a river, covered with a large wooden boat, and they were tightly wrapped in cowhide, so the dead were actually in a vacuum.