This is not an AH question, but bear with me. My father believes that cheese is the foundation of human civilization and its invention was central in its beginning. Let me explain his point a little. According to him, cheese was revolutionary in that it was the first nutritious food humans could make which is consumable long after its creation, and, with some basic provisions to prevent mold, could be stored for the future. Thus, according to him, it was one of the most important founding blocs in starting human civilization - it allowed humans to make long journeys without the need of spending energy on hunting or gathering (as they would be able to just eat cheese they took with them) and thus enabled trade, exchange of ideas, etc.; and since it could be stored and gathered, it would allow humans to safely begin agriculture without immediately becoming reliant on food which can only be harvested once a year. How correct is he in this analysis on early human societies, or is he operating on false information?