Let's go back in time to the beginning of cheese… (a theory)
The history of cheese probably began when a nomad, traveling with a camel, was about to set off on a journey through the desert. In preparation for his hot, thirsty journey, he filled his saddlebag, made of a dried sheep’s stomach, with milk and set off. When he stopped some hours later for a drink, he found his milk had separated into some white solids (the curds) and a watery, milky fluid (the whey). How did this happen? There were 4 essential ingredients to the process: start with milk, add the “stirring motion” induced by the rocking walk of the camel, add the hot heat from the sun and finally, the rennin (digestive enzyme) from the sheep’s stomach. Et voilà - cheese! Thus began the illustrious history of cheese making!