Is Cheese an Aphrodisiac?

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so if you’re looking for the perfect romantic dinner then cheese could be on the menu. A hearty lasagne, baked brie starter or a delicious cheesecake could be the ultimate lovers’ dish to share.  Good food is one of life’s great pleasures and sharing it with the one you love is time well spent.

Cheese is not one of the foods you often think about in the group of well-known aphrodisiacs that includes oysters, chilli and chocolate. However, some cheese contains the same chemicals (PEA) as chocolate, so the smell of them increases levels of dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is a feel-good chemical associated with pleasure.

Get your menu right and you could be in for a very indulgent Valentine’s Day! Here are some foods to incorporate into your romantic dinner:

Honey

This sweet treat is high in B vitamins which are essential for oestrogen and testosterone production. Drizzle some on your dessert.

Strawberries

Strawberries, along with other berries, are also considered to be an aphrodisiac. Why not combine with dark chocolate for a dopamine-boosting indulgence?

Champagne

Long associated with luxury, love and celebrations, is there a better drink to be toasting with on Valentine’s Day?

Cheese platter

Finishing with cheese and biscuits rounds off the perfect romantic meal with strong and appetising aromas.

Some people say it with flowers; we say, “Say it with cheese!”  A heart shaped cheddar is thoughtful and just that little bit different, and our Heart to Heart gift set, with a cheddar and a hand-made brie, is always popular at this time of year.

Check out the whole Valentine’s cheese range which can be delivered across the UK. Delivery is free and you can choose a date to suit you.