Most cheese comes from cow's milk. People in Europe and Asia frequently make cheese from the milk of buffaloes, goats, and sheep. But cheese can be made from the milk of any animal. Herders in Lapland use reindeer milk in making cheese. In Tibet, yaks supply milk for cheese. Cheese is also made from the milk of camels, donkeys, horses and zebras.Hang on. Zebras? How do you make cheese from a non-domesticated animal? Chase baby zebras and pump their stomachs? If you have ever heard of zebra cheese, please drop me a line. If you have milked a zebra, get in touch ASAP, as I think I can get a grant for a film about your life.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
From the 1978 World Book encyclopedia, C-Ch, p. 305. "Cheese" - paragraph 5.