Not born, but from a Mother’s body drawn.

Riddle: Not born, but from a Mother’s body drawn. I hang until half of me is gone. I sleep in a cave until I grow old, then valued for my hardened gold. What am I?

Let’s move with baby steps. Looks like the answer is cheese. But why?

“Not born, but from a Mother’s body drawn,”  means From a mother’s body, it’s made of milk

“I hang until half of me is gone.” In the riddle this means that milk is kept at rest to separate its different components

“I sleep in a cave until I grow old,” means cheese is left aging in cellars or similar environments.

“then valued for my hardened gold.” Means that when it’s well-aged, the hard crust it develops assumes a yellow-golden color, and the cheese is valued way more than fresh cheese.

Answer:  Cheese.


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