Cows were first domesticated around 8000BC in the Middle East and India. The first products to come from this domestication were the traction and milk transformed into cheese.
Although ewe’s milk was consumed directly in ancient times, today it is used principally to make cheese and yoghurts. The ewes have only two udders and produce a lot less milk than cows.
Goat’s milk cheese is more easily digested that cow’s milk, and is therefore recommended for babies and people who have an intolerance to lactose. The curds are finer and more easily digestible.