History of Cheese

Cheese has a very long history.  Archaeologists have found evidence that cheese was being made from cow and goat milk as far back as 6000 BC. 

 Illustrations depicting butter and cheese being made have been found in some Egyptian tombs. 

 Most historians believe that cheese originated somewhere in the Middle East among nomadic tribes.




7000 - 6000 BC The "Accidental" Cheese

4000 - 3500 BC Early Beginnings

1000 BC - The Dark Ages The Art of Cheese Making

Middle Ages Our Greatest Contributors:  The Monks

13th Century The Birth of the Farm Co-op

16th Century Cheese Abroad

Mid 19th Century - 20th Century From Farm to Factory

Today (Present Times)Back to Our Roots

Cheese The Full Circle