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The Whey of the Curds

The Whey of the Curds– a history of cheese in Western Society in period.

By Oswyn of Baðon mka Sean Wilson

Shire of Caer Gwyn, Middle Kingdom, Known World

Legend has it that cheese was discovered by a travelling nomad.  The nomad kept a quantity of milk in a skin (probably a stomach).  As a result of his bumpy ride and hot conditions, the milk had turned into curds.  

It is a nice legend but a problematic one.  Why would a nomadic adult be carrying milk and where did he get it?