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HAMSTERDAM IS DIGGING UP OLD CHEESE

Here you go, cheese nuts. The world's oldest discovered cheese. According to a USA Today report, archaeologists dug up a cheese which dates back to 1615 BC, and was found with mummies. Double gross.

From The Verge's write-up:

The cheese itself, which was found over a series of archeological digs dating back to 2002, was identified using analysis of protein and fat content. Investigators speculate that the cheese was made using a kefir starter (bacteria and yeast) which is then combined with milk. The majority of today's cheeses, in contrast, rely on rennet — an enzyme taken from an animal's gut — to curdle milk and yield a final product.

UPDATE: It's also Hayden Fry's 85th birthday. Thanks, for the heads up, CarolinaHawk.

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