Until its modern spread, along with European culture, cheese was nearly unheard of in oriental cultures and in the pre-Columbian Americas. It had limited use in sub-Mediterranean Africa. Although it is rarely considered a part of local ethnic cuisines outside Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas, cheese has become popular worldwide through the spread of European Imperialism and Euro-American culture. The first factory for the industrial production of cheese opened in Switzerland in 1815.
Cheese is always related as a fatty food product and less is known about its health benefits. It contains a good amount of proteins, Vitamin A, riboflavin, calcium, phosphorous, zinc, and Vitamin B12. The high-quality protein in cheese provides the body with essential building blocks for strong muscles.