Valentine’s Day Aphrodisiacs to Tantalize Your Tastebuds

This Valentine’s Day, speak the universal language of love with cheese and cocktails.

Did you know that cheese is actually an aphrodisiac?  Neither did we, but apparently the delectable dairy delight does more than just make our mouths and hearts happy.  According to a recent study, the fatty acid that gives cheese its flavour is very similar to a female pheromone, making cheese the sexiest snack around.

So, if ever there was a time to prepare a cheeseboard, it’s Valentine’s Day!

If you’re a cheese lover like we are, we recommend placing a variety of different cheese types in a heart shape to set the mood.  We also recommend trying out tasty new types of cheese to make your romantic evening all the more adventurous, like the Tickler from Castello.  This tangy extra mature cheddar pairs well with red pepper jelly, guaranteeing a playful and spicy exchange.


Staying within the Castello family, which gives you the best chance to find your pheromone match is a Crunchy Aged Harvarti which is an ideal cheese to cube and feed your partner.  And the Extra Creamy Blue cheese is so smooth you can spread it over an apple, a pear or wherever your heart desires!

For those with a sweet tooth, the pineapple cream cheese ring is the perfect addition to boost your libido – and the final addition to your cheeseboard, Extra Creamy Brie warmed in the oven.  Drizzle some honey on top and be prepared to revel in all the pleasure centres that cheese stimulates.


Pairing with some Love Potions!

Bubbly is nice, but on a night that celebrates love, an indulgent creamy martini and cocktail will elevate the evening.

New to Canada is Disaronno Velvet, the ultimate indulgence, offering romantic notes of fresh cream, almonds and Madagascar vanilla.  Pour over ice, link arms and enjoy.  Or if you’re in a playful mood, create a grown-up milkshake with some caramel sauce and let the fun guide you where it may.

If a mindful night of passion is more appealing, be sure to try the all-new Tia Maria Matcha, the world’s only Matcha liqueur with natural Japanese green tea.  Smooth and delicious over ice – or add equal parts of vodka for a Matcha-tini that may become your new Valentine’s Day ritual.

*photos by JuliaTomasone

Cheers to a night of mouth-watering passion!  And as always please drink responsibly.

Nadia Elkharadly

Nadia Elkharadly

Nadia Elkharadly is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of Addicted Magazine. Her myriad of addictions include music, fashion, travel, technology, boxing and trying to make the world a better place. Nadia is also a feminist, an animal lover, and a neverending dreamer. Keep up with her on social media through @thenadiae.
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