The SURPRISING History of Cheese

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

Cheese makes us so happy: soft, hard, creamy, or stinky cheese, it doesn’t matter. And thanks to some savvy prehistoric farmers, we’ve been enjoying it for ages! Join Trace as he takes you back to the very beginning…

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39 comments

I’m Alright October 1, 2016 - 12:32 PM

I'm feta up with his cheesy puns…. :P

PL H January 28, 2017 - 3:50 AM

my favorite is Jamaican cheese

Bakey May 30, 2017 - 2:18 PM

LOVE ME SOME BRIE

Graviler July 11, 2017 - 5:32 AM

Roquefort cheese, best cheese.

Aaron Stover July 29, 2017 - 1:46 AM

If there is no god how do you explain cheese?

Arman H July 31, 2017 - 2:16 AM

Kim Jong il invented cheese

Was Khan August 3, 2017 - 7:37 PM

Poland? lol

Christara Sp August 23, 2017 - 2:51 PM

7000 years????

Fu Hue August 27, 2017 - 11:50 AM

I like mozzarella cheese, provolone cheese, Swiss cheese, Stilton cheese. I like cheese. Just the way I am.

AppleScript September 16, 2017 - 8:37 AM

any white cheese with grapes and side of wine.

Julie McCloud November 22, 2017 - 4:39 AM

You're funny🤗

CaptainSidekick November 24, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Straight Wisconsin cheese is the only kind for me.

Sabatini Pro Painting January 3, 2018 - 1:06 AM

I like provolone

Isaac 1990 January 10, 2018 - 4:19 PM

1:00 So cheese was responsible for one of humanity's evolution, like we are able to tolerate dairy milk.

S S W February 15, 2018 - 1:43 PM

All fans of paneer ,hit like 😄

Anonymous March 5, 2018 - 12:29 PM

Not in Poland. Fertile crescent way before that. Everything has to be European -_-

Gabby M March 23, 2018 - 9:49 PM

who else was eating Cheese Nips while doing their work and wondered how it was made??

Potater Tots March 30, 2018 - 6:01 AM

cheese might you happy but it doesn't make the cows happy!

Jef Koele-wijn April 13, 2018 - 12:05 AM

I like semi-soft cheeses

Luiz Fernando santos September 22, 2018 - 2:40 PM

cheese is food in brasilian the regions is minas gerais

Jose Jaurigue September 23, 2018 - 7:52 AM

Manchego, Parmigiano Reggiano, Tallegio, Port Salut and Butterkäs

Jet Mlodz November 18, 2018 - 1:55 PM

you are terribly awkward.

Rigatonia December 28, 2018 - 12:33 AM

Damn it's been 6 years?

Jeremy Carey December 29, 2018 - 1:25 PM

How exactly did they know that early humans were lactose intolerant?

MonkeyBoy3290 4 January 13, 2019 - 12:34 AM

as early or earlier as 8000 bce

Jack Green January 20, 2019 - 10:26 AM

I just find the best looking chess in my pantry and eat it

Mississippi Knife Nut February 7, 2019 - 3:33 AM

I love cheese. Mainly cheddar and mozzarella. I even have an order coming in tomorrow

Blappin February 27, 2019 - 3:36 AM

The guy's face in the thumbnail makes me laugh everytime I see it

Sombody 2 March 16, 2019 - 8:03 PM

Fake information, As early as 8000 BCE, the earliest Neolithic farmers living in the Fertile Crescent began a legacy of cheesemaking almost as old as civilization itself.

HP Park November 6, 2019 - 10:14 AM

Brie. The queen of Cheeses.

zÓinkz January 25, 2020 - 7:16 AM

In the movie "White Chicks", although I got the joke in the "lactose intolerant" scene & it was hilarious 🤣, it wasn't scientifically accurate. I always knew since 100% genuine cheese had 0 grams of sugar, that it could not possibly contain any lactose. If anything it was the milk in the quiche that sent him running (in more ways than one) 🚽🏃🏼‍♀️💩
Marcus: "You mean, there's cheese, as in dairy cheese?"
Lisa: "Yeah. Unless you know another way to make quiche."
Marcus: "Uh, ladies, i…i think i got to go to the bathroom."

FIGHTFANNERD September 23, 2020 - 11:05 AM

the greatest food on earth

FIGHTFANNERD September 23, 2020 - 11:07 AM

I'm pretty sure they can drink milk

Big.. Cheese December 17, 2020 - 9:41 PM

cheese yes??

American Nomad News January 13, 2021 - 9:57 AM

I ricotta tell you this is a gouda video.

American Nomad News January 13, 2021 - 9:58 AM

I have wondered for years who was the first guy to turn to his wife and say honey the milk doesn't pour anymore do you think we should eat it anyway?

Kelly White July 26, 2021 - 1:04 PM

Well, umm, no… cheese making started in fertile crescent during the neolithic age before moving into the now European region with the roman empire.

NATcha94 September 3, 2021 - 7:31 PM

I’m not religious but cheese is proof of a Higher Being, hands down

Lego Peter Parker October 5, 2021 - 7:48 PM

I would run around in the high way if I found out I was lactose intolerant