Oldest Foods Ever Discovered

If you’re anything like us, you have found some week-old leftover mac & cheese in the back of your fridge more than once. So it’s not surprising that our ancestors may have also forgotten to finish their food sometimes back in their days. Archeologists have found some incredible ancient meals abandoned around the world.

Egyptian Cheese

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In an excavation that took place between 2013 and 2014, an ancient cheese was found in the tomb of Ptahmes. Dating back around 3200 years, this is the first known example of cheese in ancient Egypt – and it is thought to be made of sheep and goat milk. According to Professor Paul Kindstedt of Food Science in the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at the University of Vermont, this specific product must have tasted “really, really acidy.”