Cheese is an ancient food whose origins are believed to date from 8000 BCE, when sheep were first domesticated, to 3000 BCE. No conclusive evidence indicates where cheese making originated, but the practice spread within Europe before Roman times.
The first cheese may have been made by people in the Middle East or by nomadic Turkic tribes in Central Asia. Since ancient times, animal skins and internal organs served as storage vessels for various foods. It’s likely that cheese making was discovered accidentally when milk stored in an animal stomach turned to curd and whey.