Cheese, it makes my world-go-round. It twirls my beanie and floats my boat.
Cheese is the yin to my yang
I simply cannot imagine, or even fathom a life without cheese in it. And as much as I’ve searched historical records, nobody can say for sure when cheese was actually invented.
Being that cheese making is referenced in the Roman Empire records, and even in the hieroglyphs of Greek Mythology- we do know that cheese has been around for quite some time. But- what kinds of cheese existed over 4,000 years ago?
Cheese has a history, albeit a shadowed one-but with that history comes the evolution of cheese. There are foodies out there who have traveled the world to learn more about the history of cheese, to draw facts from the shadows, to experience cheeses not yet tasted.
I, for one, aspire to be one of those people. For the love of cheese, if I had an amply stash of money, I would travel the world and do nothing but eat cheese and learn about its history.
Do you like cheese? Do you LOVE cheese like I do. I’m a total cheese head, I admit it.
This post was inspired by the novel The Whole Fromage: Adventures in the Delectable World of French Cheese, by Kathe Lison, who traveled to France in search of its artisanal cheeses. Join From Left to Write on August 22 as we discuss The Whole Fromage. As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes.