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Cheese Can Be A Treat

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Roquefort cheese pairs well with dried fruit. Photo by Marsden Epworth

I learned about cheese in Carol Corry’s adult evening class at Torrington High School last week. I discovered that ancient Egyptians carrying milk in cow stomachs or bladders may have noticed something was going on in there. It soured in the intense desert heat and separated into curds and whey.

“It probably wasn’t all that tasty, but they got used to it,” Corry told her class.

Romans added mold, which gave troops more portable food. “That was an acquired taste, too,” she added.

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