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PostSubject: Cheese in History   Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:37 am

Recent reading has brought home to me the importance of cheese in history.
Samuel Pepys in the Great Fire of London, risked his life burying a large Parmesan cheese in his garden.

Titian's greatest altar piece was paid for with a large cheese.

The great Irish historian and agriculturist Crotty wrote extensively on how human history was shaped significantly by its adaptation to lactose tolerance.

Do any posters have other historic cheese thoughts?
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PostSubject: Re: Cheese in History   Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:09 am

The Philosopher Epicurus, contradictorily, lived off a frugal diet of mostly bread but on a special occasion would have a piece of cheese as a luxury ...
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PostSubject: Re: Cheese in History   Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:09 am

Auditor #9 wrote:
The Philosopher Epicurus, contradictorily, lived off a frugal diet of mostly bread but on a special occasion would have a piece of cheese as a luxury ...
Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

I think there is as much truth in that as in some of the other things I have heard on this site tonight. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Cheese in History   Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:01 pm

bounce

Anyone remember this thread ? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Cheese in History   Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:37 pm

there's also:

baby cheesus! Razz

and didn't asterix help defeat the romans on corsica with smelly cheese?
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PostSubject: Re: Cheese in History   Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:33 pm

AAAh the art of cheese making and that European country that explores all things culinary.

Bon appetit

http://deedah.org/cheese/index.html
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PostSubject: Re: Cheese in History   Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:54 pm

A fine poem....

Hints to Cheese Makers

Addressed to Jonathan Wingle, Esq.


All those who quality do prize
Must study color, taste and size
And keep their dishes clean and sweet,
And all things round their factories neat,
For dairymen insist that these
Are all important points in cheese.

Grant has here a famous work
Devoted to the cause of pork.
For dairymen find that it doth pay
To fatten pigs upon the whey,
For there is money raising grease
As well as in the making cheese.

James McIntyre
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PostSubject: Re: Cheese in History   Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:20 pm

Cheese originated between 5,000 and 10,000 years ago, and is mentioned in Homer's Odyssey.
http://www.readabout.com.au/cheese/highlights-of-cheese-history-57/

The first cheese laws were made in France, and the first cheese factory was in Switzerland.

http://www.richesmonts.com/page_en/tout_sur/history_cheese.html
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PostSubject: Re: Cheese in History   Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:40 pm

Squire wrote:
AAAh the art of cheese making and that European country that explores all things culinary.

Bon appetit

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With these cheeses Squire you are spoileeng us! cat
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PostSubject: Re: Cheese in History   Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:20 pm

cactus flower wrote:
With these cheeses Squire you are spoileeng us! cat

It would make a suitable Christmas present for a few I can think off. Finely wrapped with a bow, of course.

The whole idea beggars belief, could only happen in France.
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