I have seen the incredible power of cheese first hand. Way back in high school, our chemistry teacher was conducting the standard kitchen food science demonstrations. Burning sugar cube, flour fireball and the like. The caloric value of food was being calculated by an equation of temperature versus burn time or some such thing. In typical teenage fashion, I was much more interested in the girls sitting in the next row. My rapt attention was soon reacquired by Mr. Williams, our resident mad scientist.

The current burning foodstuff was apparently not reacting in the intended fashion. The subject of the experiment was a whey cheese, chock full of cystine, which is a highly sulfuric amino acid. Seems that this particular brand of whey cheese was packaged in vegetable oil. The resulting higher combustion point caused a particularly foul yellow mist to rise from the burning chunk of cheese. Sulfur smoke as it turns out.

We had classes in another room for a week.

Behold, the Power of Cheese.