|Tacuinum sanitatis, ÖNB Cod. Vindob. s. n. 2644, f. 30r (14th c.)|
"Take old cheese, and cut it into little pieces, then put them in water for two full days or more. Then grind them well on a marble stone. Then add to them almost as much good quicklime, and grind them well together, and it is the best glue; use it immediately while it is moist. This glue joins wood very well and when it is dry it is dissolved by neither fire nor water."
Secretum philosophorum (c. 1300)State-of-the-art adhesive technology circa 1300! Behold its excellence, its durability, its beguiling cheesy aroma.