The oldest cheese that is known in this world was just found this year, 2014. It is found in Taklamakan Dessert in China, tucked away on the bodies of 3, 800 year old mummies. Scholars uncovered that cheese began on the 6th millennium BC although actual example of the cheese is hard to be proven.
Just this year archaeologist found a lump of cheese on the chest and neck of the mummies in China’s Xiaohe Cemetery. And analysis came out with the result that, those yellowish substance is really cheese. It is also states that these dairy substances is nutritious and is similar to yogurtlike kefir. Why it was in the chest of the mummies? The cheese was probably left in the grave as a snack in afterlife.