Is cheese rational?

The Chetham Library blog reveals a bit of cheese-centric history, with the headline “Is cheese rational?“:

John Byrom, who owned this little manuscript before it came to the Library, was an enthusiast of all things mystical. An earlier reader seems less than convinced by the arguments our scribe expresses. As the argument builds to the climax of cheesy transformation, a manicule, or pointed finger in the margin, engages with the text, asking, ‘Is cheese rational?’.  On the next page another manicule continues the silent argument…

A 1978 report in the Danish Dairy Industry journal explores that thought, sort of, with the headline “Rational cheese production“.