As in, "You want some cheese with your whine?" Said to people who whine excessively about some otherwise trivial bit of drama
. Has a sort of you-had-it-coming flavor to it, and a strong implication from the speaker to the subject that now would be a really good time to shut up
, because the whining is rally annoying the speaker.
Comes from that cheese is popular with wine
, a beverage made of fermented fruit, and that whine
is a homonym of wine.
"Oh, poor me, my steak arrived with not enough salt!" "Well, then, you want some cheese with your whine?"