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A brie(f) history of cheese - Paul S. Kindstedt

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Before empires and royalty, before pottery and writing, before metal tools and weapons – there was cheese. As early as 8000 BCE, Neolithic farmers began a legacy of cheesemaking almost as old as civilization. Today, the world produces roughly 22 billion kilograms of cheese a year, shipped and consumed around the globe. Paul Kindstedt shares the history of one of our oldest and most beloved foods.

Approximately how much cheese is produced annually in the world today?

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Paul S. Kindstedt
  • Director Charlotte Cambon
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Animator Charlotte Cambon
  • Designer Charlotte Cambon
  • Storyboard Artist Charlotte Cambon
  • Character Designer Charlotte Cambon
  • Sound Designer Jarrett Farkas
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Fact-Checker Francisco Diez

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