7,000+years of cheesemaking, according to researchers. Ancient pieces of pottery discovered in Poland are believed to have been built for production of cheese — the sieve-like pots allowed users to separate out lactose from their curds. source
She wanted people to support small makers of cheese and to understand all the work and the love that went into it. She told people how to appreciate the full range of scents and taste and how to look at and how to feel cheese — literally: touch it, crumble it, understand the texture.Corby Kummer, senior editor and food writer for The Atlantic, in a New York Times obituary for Daphne Zepos, a veritable queen of cheese who died last Tuesday. Zepos was a maven of all things cheese, a teacher, author, and instructor, and business owner. In 2006 she founded the Essex Street Cheese Company in New York City, which stocked an array of cheeses somewhat more esoteric and exciting than typically available at an average supermarkets, and her writings for The Atlantic were significant contributions to the cause of artisanal cheese adoration. She passed away at her home in San Francisco, age 52, reportedly from lung cancer.
(Source: The New York Times)