THE STORY OF CHEESE
The making of cheese dates back more than 4,000 years. According to an ancient legend, an Arabian merchant put his supply of milk into a pouch made from a sheep’s stomach. As he set out on a day’s journey across the desert, the rennet in the lining of the pouch, combined with the heat of the sun, caused the milk to separate into what we call curd and whey. That night he found that the whey satisfied his thirst, and the curd (cheese) had a delightful flavour which satisfied his hunger.