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
How to Pair Cheese and Whiskey
by Nathan Six of @whiskey_curd
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.