Ever try a sharp Cheddar with a pale ale? How about green olives stuffed with piquant blue cheese in a martini? Cognac and aged Gouda? Don't be fooled into thinking wine is the only beverage for cheese. In fact, it's generally harder to pair wine with cheese than with beer. And when it comes to high-alcohol spirits and cheese, with attention to just a few things, you'll find they complement each other perfectly.