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Old 17-07-2007, 06:09 PM posted to alt.food.mexican-cooking
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Besides that... cheese was not an 'authentic' (pre
Columbian) item - it came when cows got to
the continent. And cheeses are not used on every
Mexican dish, in fact, rarely.


There weren't other sources of milk available pre-Columbian (i.e.:
domesticated mammals)?

The Ranger

The only thing close to a domesticated animal in those days seems to be the
dog, piglets and flocks of turkeys would hang around for scraps but were
never really domesticated. In Inca-land the lama and the alpaca may have
been used for milk. But not Mexico.