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Cheese and Wine Tasting in a Paris Cheese Cellar

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

The French know that wine and cheese are made for each other. Treat your taste buds to this perfect pairing at a specialty cheese cellar beneath the streets of Paris. Taste several different French and Swiss cheeses accompanied by wines chosen to complement the aged flavors, plus bites of baguette and fresh fruit. A professional guides you through the tasting. Group size is limited to 10 for a more personalized culinary experience.
  • Cheese and wine pairing in a Parisian cheese cellar
  • Explore a cool cheese cellar beneath street level in the heart of Paris
  • Learn about traditional cheese production from an expert cheesemonger
  • Marvel at a treasure trove of ripening French and Swiss cheeses, from Gruyère to Beaufort to Etivaz
  • Taste several cheeses and pair them with delicate wines
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 ensures a more personalized experience

What's Included

Professional and friendly cheese and wine master
Tastings of 7 cheeses and 4 wines
Bread of course
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Departure & Return

Departure Point

Paroles De Fromagers, 41 Rue du Faubourg du Temple, 75010 Paris, France

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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What To Expect

Bite into the history of French cheesemaking on this unique food tour in Paris. Make your way to a specialty cheese stop in the 3rd arrondissement, where you meet your guide. Don a protective suit designed to preserve the delicate cheeses, and descend into a cool cellar filled with ripening blocks, rolls, and wheels—some as large as 77 pounds (35 kg). 

Learn about the traditional art of cheesemaking and the importance of the maturing process as you admire the cellar’s supply. Taste several different varieties cut fresh from the block, such as Swiss Gruyère, bôfavre (a hard cheese from Switzerland's Jura Mountains), delicate Camembert, Etivaz (a hard cheese originating in the Alps), and Beaufort (a raw cow’s milk cheese). 

Alternate bites of fragrant fromage with sips of fantastic French wines paired for complementary flavors. Also, nibble on fresh baguettes and fruit to complete your gourmet tasting experience. After your tasting tour, emerge back into the streets of Paris as a newly minted wine-and-cheese connoisseur.
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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The cellar is only accessible by stairs
  • It can be cold in the cellar, so warm clothing is recommended
  • Hygienic protective suit is provided
  • The minimum age to drink alcohol is 18
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
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Excellent informative tour with friendly guide
hanbz
, Nov 2019
Really enjoyed this experience, we tasted 8 cheeses in total and 3 wines and they were all so tasty. We had a tour of the shop and refrigerated cheese room and the guide was extremely knowledgeable, and we learnt new techniques on how to experience the tastes better! It was overall very fun, and worth every penny. Would 100% recommend.
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Delicious & informative, even (especially?) for the uninformed
mrshanahan11235
, Nov 2019
We had little to no knowledge about the details of cheese-making and the different flavors that could be brought out in different cheeses. Damien did a wonderful job guiding us through the process of maturing cheese and what notes to look for. The tasting itself was great - a tour of sheep's, goat's, and cow's milk cheese, dry and wet, with several delicious French wines. There was only two of us with Damien so it was perhaps a bit more intimate than it would normally be, but I can imagine it's just as good with a larger group. Paroles de Fromagers is interesting to stop by even if you don't do the tasting - more than a few people would stop by the window to ogle the cheeses while we were there! Highly recommended!
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Make a point to do this tour!
Guide180828
, Oct 2019
If you love cheese and wine, then make a point to do this tour. Our tour guide was great! He taught us so much about French cheese and the proper tasting technique. He has changed the way we eat cheese going forward. The cheese cellar is really just a large refrigerator upstairs filled with aging cheese, so don't have hopes that you will be going underground to a cool historic cellar (which is what I pictured when booking). That said, still 5 stars for the delicious cheese, wine, and knowledge that came from this tour.
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Had a great time
paulandkathy49460
, Oct 2019
The wine and cheese tasting event was a lot of fun. Our guide was very well informed and made the subject interesting. The only problem of the event was half the people that signed up did not show up on time. Be courteous to others, people, and get there on time!
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Unforgettable experience
NotLonelyPlanet
, Aug 2019
We had a wonderful time on this tour. Richard came to pick us up at the hotel at the previously agreed time, we picked up other people and had a fun ride towards champagne with Richard's jokes. We visited Moet & Chandon, had lunch at a local wine bar with less known champagne tasting and then went to see a small champagne house with yet more tastings. Richard was very knowledgeable, always making sure all guests were doing well and super fun. Beautiful day, great champagne, we were extremely happy about everything.
star-5
Very informative and great cheese and wine!
769georgia
, Jul 2019
My friend and I really enjoyed this cheese and wine tasting, the cheese and wine were delicious and paired very well. It was also very informative. Would recommend to anyone who is in Paris and wants to learn more about cheese.
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great visit
Connector35848953519
, Jul 2019
wonderful visit. Nice pace for the presentations and good pairings of wines and cheeses. Entire visit was relaxing and fun
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Fun and Educational
daphnet385
, Jul 2019
This was a wonderful chance to try a lot of new cheeses and experience expert pairing. Highly recommend thus activity if you are visiting Paris!
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Excellent experience
Tony B
, Jun 2019
Our host was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Good to see inside his cheese cave. We had 6 types of cheese that we would not have been likely to try anywhere else, including the stinky orange cheese....wirh matching wine. A fun experience
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Such a fun experience
697hannahw
, Jun 2019
This was a blast! I’m so glad my friend heard about this because it was one of my favorite things we did on our girls trip to Paris. Definitely recommend
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Thank you so much for spending some time writing this review :) I'm happy you liked our Cheeses and Wines tasting ! See you next time I hope

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