Rosé and Cheese All Day
I always say that cheese is the perfect whiskey wingman because all that fat slows the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream, which means you can drink more whiskey. And, unlike wine, whiskey doesn’t have tannins, which dull your tastebuds. That means you can taste more cheese, too. I’ve been pleasuring myself with this pairing for years, so I obviously fell head over heels when I discovered @whiskey_curd, an Instagram account devoted to their union complete with dark, sexy pix. I recently asked (read: begged) Nathan Six, the brains behind this sensual feed, to create a pairing guide so all of us could enjoy his enchanting expertise. We got lucky, ’cause here it is in all its high-proof glory. Bookmark this one cheese sluts, you’ll want to reference it on the regs. – Erika
Cheese was my first love, and I fell for whiskey a few years later. Once my two worlds collided, I discovered how seamlessly the two went together. Finding the right pairings requires a lot of trial and error. I spend most weekends exploring new variations and researching what others have done for inspiration. It’s something I am extremely passionate about, and I would spend every minute exploring this world if given the chance.
It’s late October, the Halloween decorations
are up, and I’m craving a spooky potion.
Enter the Witch’s Flight, a spellbinding spin on the classic Aviation cocktail:
gin perfumed by lemon, violet, and maraschino liqueur,
all kissed by the green fairy.
It’s a bright, refreshing concoction with a ghoulish glow,
conjured up to pair with Purple Haze from Cypress Grove.
Herbaceous and citrusy gin cocktails play so well with fresh goat cheese.
But this combination is particularly bewitching.
It’s fall, y’all! I’m sad that summer is ending, but there’s just nothing
like a cozy evening spent with a whiskey drink and a wedge of fine cheese.
Especially Humboldt Fog from Cypress Grove, so dense and cake-like
she begs for something slightly sweet and soul-warming.
So I conjured up a simple, sweet, autumnal cocktail.
Enter the Maple Manhattan.
A wedge of cheese and a cold beer is my favorite easy meal.
I love unwinding from the day with something so satisfying and simple to prepare.
Crisp, refreshing ales are choice in the summertime,
which is why I reached for the One Tun Pale Ale from Colectivo Keg Co. in Wisconsin.
A shot of straight Bësk is like a punch in the palate, but it’s refreshing and citrusy when mixed into a cocktail – like this delicious martini with notes of grapefruit, licorice and nectar. It’s also easier to pair with cheese when served in this format. Try it with an goat milk gouda, such as Midnight Moon, Beemster or even one from Trader Joe’s