Scotch hits the Cheese Spot
Max McCalman is once again blogging about cheese over at Artisanal, and this time he's got some scotch to go with:
It is winter. If you cannot tell by the relative warm we have experienced so far this year, or by the lack of snowstorms compared to last year, the thermometer is still hovering around the freezing mark, if not several degrees below on many nights. On nights like these there is little that warms our insides more effectively than a little Scotch whisky. A bite of cheese provides its own defenses against the stresses brought on by the cold. Try putting the two together and you will weather the winter in better form than usual. Keep the amount of Scotch in moderation, of course, but load up on the cheese. Our bodies require more of those sustaining cheese nutrients than at any other time of the year. This is closely related to the history and advancement of cheese. In the winter months when other sources of nutrition would become scarce, preserved milk in the form of cheese, was able to rise to the occasion.