I'm trying to remember this book, I'm pretty sure it was from a series.
The main character was a male, possibly middle aged, I think at the beginning of the book, he's decided to retire and become a "man of leisure" but he soon finds out that full time leisure is boring.
Somehow he gets involved in an adventure or quest of some kind.
For some reason I think of him as a sort of hobbit-like character but I'm not sure if he was human or some other race. Also, he referred to himself in the third person.
The only other thing I remember is something about blocks or wheels of cheese, maybe just a scene involving this.
I think it was YA humorous sort of fantasy. Anyone have an idea?