You fear stinky cheese
"The best cheeses in the world are generally stinky," Jones says. However, if you work at it and "take baby steps up the stink ladder," you can "acclimate yourself to the smell" and enjoy some seriously good cheese. He compared it to trying a Belgian tripel for the first time. While you might not think it even tastes like a beer, once you've had it enough, you can appreciate its complexity and flavors. Or, you know, just get over the smell like a big kid.
You botch your pairings
While Jones is a kind, patient man, when people ask him to pair a "big red wine with blue cheese," he says he thinks to himself, "Why the fuck would you want to do that?" And then he steers them towards something that pairs better. Go ahead, ask your local cheesemonger for some good pairing options for that beer or wine sitting in your fridge. Or if you're too lazy to leave the house, Wine Folly can learn you the basics of wine-and-cheese pairing.