We are not sure about the origins of cheese. It was probably discovered in several different places but it is very likely that it was developed during the Neolitic era (10 000 BC), when humans first started to breed animals and to consume their milk.
The process is very natural, since cheese is created as part of the digestion of newborns. To start development, cheese needs bacteria and a temperature in the 30s Celcius, conditions existing in a baby's body. It is vital that milk does not set by acidification, which would take too much time; special enzymes accelerate the process. When a baby regurgitates, it is often partially cheese.
Legend has it that cheese was invented by chance. A peasant would have stored milk in a cow’s stomach during a hot day. The milk would have curdled and set. Rapidly, people then discovered that this product lasts longer if it is dehumidified.