• Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
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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 seven different French and Swiss cheeses accompanied by wine chosen to complement the aged flavors, plus bites of baguette and fresh fruit. A professional cheesemonger will guide you through the tasting. Group size is limited to 10 for a more personalized culinary experience.

Highlights

  • 1.5-hour 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 seven cheeses and pair them with delicate wines
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Cheese and Wine Tasting in a Paris Cheese Cellar

Discover how cheese ripens on your tour of the cheese cellar

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’ll meet your cheesemonger 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 seven 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 wine paired for complementary flavors. Also nibble on fresh baguettes and fruit to complete your gourmet tasting experience. After 1.5 hours in the cellar, emerge back into the streets of Paris as a newly minted wine-and-cheese connoisseur!

Customer Reviews

Sandra G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Delicious and fun experience. Learned a lot about cheese!

cmej1957 United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

The wine and cheeses were EXCELLENT, and the young lady guide was so nice, we thanked her for such a wonderful afternoon in our first day in Paris!

Anna M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was a great experience! Learned a lot and really enjoyed it.

Steven S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Our guide, Caroline, was wonderful. Her knowledge of the cheese making and aging process was a great learning experience. She took the time to teach us how to taste the cheese on its own, and then how to really enjoy the cheese with the wine. Coming from the United States where everything is pasteurized, even the cheese, we really enjoyed tasting the different layer of flavors in the cheese, and wine. We came away with a great appreciation of the cheese making process. Enjoyed every minute of it.

jrespo66

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Our tour guide was wonderful!! I tried writing a review just after our tour in September but the link did not work!
We have been to Paris 8 times and had other cheese tours but there is something special about being in a cheese cellar that added to the experience. The shop was excellent along with the cheeses!! We learned so much!!
J and L

Richard G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

We arrived on a Thursday morning and did this tour that afternoon. Even as jet-lagged as we were, the Metro was easy to navigate, and Paroles de Fromagers the language of cheese, I think shop was easy to find. Our guide was Caroline, an utterly charming young woman with an encyclopedic knowledge of cheese and wine, who proceeded to introduce us to an entirely unknown world of cheese, what it is and how to appreciate it. This tour was terrific! I brought back about a pound of cantel cheese a new discovery to me and I'll be really sorry when it's gone! At the end of our tour, we actually got treated to an impromptu butter tasting. Nearly a dozen different artisanal butters, fresh churned with different spice mixes. The maple pepper was my favorite. Merci beaucoup, Caroline!

julie20014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Very good workshop where we could learn how to properly try various cheese pairing with wines. Pierre is fantastic and told us all we needed to know about French cheeses and wines. We learned a lot about this typical French food. Definitely a must!

Daniel B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great cheese tutorial and fantastic guide who truly loved her work. Very educational and a fun excursion like none I'd done before. Much more about the cheese than the wine.

John E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Pierre was amazingly informed about how cheese is made, prepared and eaten with wine of course. Lots of practical ideas about tasting that were quite new to me. He had good pictures to go with his talk. Highly recommended.

wyccheatham

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

I don't know if this is truly 5 stars, but i felt that giving it 4 stars would be a bigger transgression. Our guide was energetic and knowledgeable. The couples with us were all fun to be around. It met my expectations which were only moderate. I can honestly say when I'm eating cheese outside of Kraft singles, I often think back of how to properly admire and taste cheese. LOL.
Really good experience. I would recommend it to people who are curious.

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