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SUBJECT: Bible Foods - Cheese
The coagulated curd of milk pressed into a solid mass (Job 10:10; 1 Sam 17:18; 2 Sam 17:29). The Tyropoean Valley in Jerusalem is the Gk. equivalent for "The Valley of the Cheese Makers." The making of cheese was an important industry in antiquity, and this dairy product was a vital part of the diet of the Jews.
Among the regulations regarding food in the Mishna was that no cheese made by foreigners should be eaten, for fear that it might be derived from the milk of an animal that had been offered to idols.
(From The New Unger's Bible Dictionary)