This Week in the Ancient Near East

A 25th Dynasty Cheese Fit for the Afterlife, or, Why Expiration Dates Matter

November 15, 2022

The discovery of cheese in a 25th Dynasty Egyptian tomb made us realize, everybody loves cheese. But what is cheese, really? And whether a spreadable chevre or a squeaky halloumi, how did people even survive it before pasteurization? Our panelists stand proudly with the cheese.