Years ago, a "solidified whitish mass" was found in broken jars in the tomb of Ptahmes, a centuries-old Egyptian official.
After years of study, a team of researchers and scientists revealed the substance to be cheese dating over 3,200 years old.
No previous discovery of cheese had been made in Ancient Egypt, meaning this could be the oldest cheese residue in history.
"The material analyzed is probably the most ancient archaeological solid residue of cheese ever found to date," said Dr. Enrico Greco, a chemical scientist who worked on the study.
"We know it was made mostly from sheep's and goat's milk, but for me, it's really hard to imagine a specific flavor."
"Knowing they made cheese has finally cemented my respect for their civilization"
Scientists found traces of brucellosis, an infectious disease that comes from unpasteurized dairy products.
"Until now, brucellosis has only been identified in human remains dating back to 750 BC," according to Smithsonian.