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(Telegraph)   Mmmmm... 8,000 year old cheese   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 34
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2012-12-13 08:36:00 AM  
Misleading headline, I was expecting Sotheby's to be auctioning off a $1MM wheel of 8,000 year old edam.
 
2012-12-13 08:38:22 AM  
We're fresh out.
 
2012-12-13 09:32:43 AM  
That cheese is older than the earth itself.
 
2012-12-13 11:20:34 AM  
Did those shelves collapse on each other, or am I freaking out, MAN?
 
2012-12-13 11:22:04 AM  

SnarfVader: That cheese is older than the earth itself.


Three posts before we got to this? Fark, you're slipping.
 
2012-12-13 11:25:35 AM  

Jack31081: Did those shelves collapse on each other, or am I freaking out, MAN?


yeah, that was pretty trippy... maybe Parmesan has LSD pressed into it... would explain why I trip out everytime I have spaghetti...
 
2012-12-13 11:28:54 AM  
The enzyme used to make cheese comes from calves' stomachs. I often wonder how ancient humans stumbled upon it. Did they kill a calf, open it up in the process of dressing it, and discover curdled milk in its stomach and decide to eat it? Did they use a calf's stomach as a bag for holding milk but neglected to clean it thoroughly first, resulting in curds, which they then ate? In either case, it led to someone experimentally eating something really bizarre and unknown.
 
2012-12-13 11:30:40 AM  

Grapple: Jack31081: Did those shelves collapse on each other, or am I freaking out, MAN?

yeah, that was pretty trippy... maybe Parmesan has LSD pressed into it... would explain why I trip out everytime I have spaghetti...


Would you say you were...tripping meatballs?
 
2012-12-13 11:31:39 AM  
I really wonder about the chain of events and the near-starvation involved in the following chain of events:

1. Decide that drinking the white secretions from the mammaries of your cattle was a good idea,
2. Leave said secretions lying around, discover they've gone bad and drink them anyway,
3. Toss random bits of eviscerated young cattle (who won't have those secretions anyway, since we've stolen it all) into the white stuff, and eat the results.

/I say this as someone who eats copious amounts of cheese
//my pet name for my girlfriend is "My Cheese." Yes, we're That Couple
 
2012-12-13 11:32:23 AM  

cgraves67: The enzyme used to make cheese comes from calves' stomachs. I often wonder how ancient humans stumbled upon it. Did they kill a calf, open it up in the process of dressing it, and discover curdled milk in its stomach and decide to eat it? Did they use a calf's stomach as a bag for holding milk but neglected to clean it thoroughly first, resulting in curds, which they then ate? In either case, it led to someone experimentally eating something really bizarre and unknown.


Too slow, too bloody slow...

/tiny fist
 
2012-12-13 11:34:14 AM  

Bondith: I really wonder about the chain of events and the near-starvation involved in the following chain of events:

1. Decide that drinking the white secretions from the mammaries of your cattle was a good idea,
2. Leave said secretions lying around, discover they've gone bad and drink them anyway,
3. Toss random bits of eviscerated young cattle (who won't have those secretions anyway, since we've stolen it all) into the white stuff, and eat the results.

/I say this as someone who eats copious amounts of cheese
//my pet name for my girlfriend is "My Cheese." Yes, we're That Couple


That's OK, Shwoopie!
 
2012-12-13 11:34:58 AM  

jimmyego: Misleading headline, I was expecting Sotheby's to be auctioning off a $1MM wheel of 8,000 year old edam.


The only cheese that could survive so long would be Kraft singles.
/Ok, technically "cheese product"
 
2012-12-13 11:37:29 AM  

Bondith: 1. Decide that drinking the white secretions from the mammaries of your cattle was a good idea,


That one's not much of a stretch. Human children drink from their mothers and cattle taste good. Eventually someone is going to wonder if the baby food for cattle also tastes good.
 
2012-12-13 11:38:42 AM  

cgraves67: Did they use a calf's stomach as a bag for holding milk but neglected to clean it thoroughly first, resulting in curds, which they then ate?


That is the theory, according to Alton Brown.
 
2012-12-13 11:41:24 AM  

cgraves67: The enzyme used to make cheese comes from calves' stomachs. I often wonder how ancient humans stumbled upon it. Did they kill a calf, open it up in the process of dressing it, and discover curdled milk in its stomach and decide to eat it? Did they use a calf's stomach as a bag for holding milk but neglected to clean it thoroughly first, resulting in curds, which they then ate? In either case, it led to someone experimentally eating something really bizarre and unknown.


It's hard to imagine the path we took to end up with a lot of things... single malt Scotch is another.
 
2012-12-13 11:43:45 AM  

cgraves67: The enzyme used to make cheese comes from calves' stomachs. I often wonder how ancient humans stumbled upon it. Did they kill a calf, open it up in the process of dressing it, and discover curdled milk in its stomach and decide to eat it? Did they use a calf's stomach as a bag for holding milk but neglected to clean it thoroughly first, resulting in curds, which they then ate? In either case, it led to someone experimentally eating something really bizarre and unknown.


assets.amuniversal.com

Probably similar answers.
 
2012-12-13 11:45:20 AM  

cgraves67: In either case, it led to someone experimentally eating something really bizarre and unknown.


I think standards for foods you can eat must've been much lower earlier on. If your choice is eat somewhat rotten food or eat no food, suddenly fermented out milk doesn't sound so bad.
 
2012-12-13 11:46:54 AM  
All things considered however... I would try an 8,000 year old cheese, if it was perhaps a nice cheddar.
 
2012-12-13 11:49:09 AM  

IrateShadow: Bondith: 1. Decide that drinking the white secretions from the mammaries of your cattle was a good idea,

That one's not much of a stretch. Human children drink from their mothers and cattle taste good. Eventually someone is going to wonder if the baby food for cattle also tastes good.


Broktun: cgraves67: Did they use a calf's stomach as a bag for holding milk but neglected to clean it thoroughly first, resulting in curds, which they then ate?

That is the theory, according to Alton Brown.


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adenosine: cgraves67: In either case, it led to someone experimentally eating something really bizarre and unknown.

I think standards for foods you can eat must've been much lower earlier on. If your choice is eat somewhat rotten food or eat no food, suddenly fermented out milk doesn't sound so bad.


Hmmm, all of those sound pretty reasonable.

/I've been spoiled by refrigeration (hah!)
 
2012-12-13 11:54:06 AM  
Hello.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-13 11:54:27 AM  
i.telegraph.co.uk

"Our cheese factory is taking a fresh perspective on the cheese industry" said Mr. Smith, proprietor of the Salvador Dali Cheese Co.
 
2012-12-13 12:09:23 PM  

Mmmmm... 8,000 year old cheese



Madonna?
 
2012-12-13 12:25:26 PM  
That explains all the cheese I find in these ancient crypts in Skyrim. I wondered how cheese got into a dungeon that has been sealed for over 4000 years.
 
2012-12-13 12:26:33 PM  

Jack31081: Did those shelves collapse on each other, or am I freaking out, MAN?


I have no idea why they used the pic that showed the Cheese works after the earthquake a few years ago WTH?
 
2012-12-13 12:27:12 PM  

IrateShadow: Bondith: 1. Decide that drinking the white secretions from the mammaries of your cattle was a good idea,

That one's not much of a stretch. Human children drink from their mothers and cattle taste good. Eventually someone is going to wonder if the baby food for cattle also tastes good.


Mom dies in childbirth but baby survives. Baby is crying and man notices calf suckling tis mother and puts 2+2 together. baby not only survives but thrives and a new food is born.
 
2012-12-13 12:44:31 PM  
And they time-travelled to make it with a 7,000-year-old tool.

From today's Fark "Main" tab: Archaeologists discover 7000 year-old tool that was important step in the development of modern civilization. Blessed are the cheesemakers
 
2012-12-13 12:54:55 PM  
...but enough about subby's dad

/mixing it up
//ew
 
2012-12-13 01:09:58 PM  
Where do you find 8,000 year old cheese?

From under an obolisk?
 
2012-12-13 01:20:34 PM  

darth_badger: Where do you find 8,000 year old cheese?


Modern-day high school cafeterias, labelled "Fresh milk".
 
2012-12-13 01:21:46 PM  
This article is nothing buy lies told by Satan himself, don't fall for such trickery! Repent all who have read it or forever be cast into a lake of fire!
 
2012-12-13 02:09:42 PM  

ImTheBigChief: That explains all the cheese I find in these ancient crypts in Skyrim. I wondered how cheese got into a dungeon that has been sealed for over 4000 years.


I prefer Draugr Apples myself.
 
2012-12-13 02:41:39 PM  
Sure, they aged it 8,000 years but if you check the label you'll see that it expires in two weeks. Gotta eat it fast.
 
2012-12-13 04:47:39 PM  
Hey, the longer it ages the better it tastes.
 
2012-12-13 07:11:54 PM  
I've got some pretty old fromunda if anyone is interested...
 
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