Feces Of Salt Miners Provide Oldest Evidence Of Cheese Ripening In Europe: Research
Researchers claim that feces of salt-miners contain the oldest traces of cheese-ripening in Europe. The finding was made by examining samples of human-feces found at the core of Hallstatt-mine in Austrian-Alps, on October 13. Researchers examined four-samples dating back to Bronze-Age, Iron-Age, and the 18th-century. One of them, estimated to be around 2,700 years old, and was discovered to contain two fungi, Penicillium-roqueforti and Saccharomyces-cerevisiae.