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date: 29 September 2022

ancient civilizations 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Cheese
Author(s):
Andrew DalbyAndrew Dalby

are those up to and including the classical cultures of Greece and Rome. Cheese was already an important food in the early civilizations of western Asia and southern Europe, known from archaeology and frequently mentioned in literature, although no specialist writings on cheese survive from this early period. Unluckily, older texts give minimal detail on specific types of cheese. The challenge for the food historian is to reimagine the flavor of ancient cheeses on the basis of tantalizingly incomplete information.... ...

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