Cheese was first made in the Middle East.
The earliest type was a form of sour milk.
Legend has it that cheese was found by an unknown Arab nomad.
He is said to have ridden a horse across the dessert with a saddlebag
filled with milk.
He had been riding for several hours, when he stopped to have a drink, only to find that the milk had
been parted into a white runny liquid & solid lumpy stuff!
Because the saddlebag, which was made from the stomach
of a young calf, contained curds and whey by the combination of the rennin, the scorching sun
and the trotting motions of the horse. The nomad, unconcerned with technical details, found the
whey drinkable and the curds edible.