Yes you heard it right - whisky & cheese pairing. It is not the most common but it is a wonderful surprise!
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On a random night, sipping on The Balvenie 12 Year Old DoubleWood, we discovered that the whisky's honeyed sweetness and slight oakiness pairs extremely well with soft, ripe cheeses.
Our favourite? The Fourme d'ambert, a French Blue Cheese, known for its silky texture and beautiful blue cavities. The high alcohol content of the whisky helps cut through the cheese and release more if its flavour. Other cheeses that you can explore are brie or camembert, if blue cheese just isn't it for you.
Need more alcohol and cheese pairings in your life? Learn our tricks to pairing beer & cheese here.