Paris, France

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Time90 minutes (Approx.)
TicketMobile ticket
Offered in: English and 1 more

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 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.
  • 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
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!

Reviews

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J
, Feb 2018

The cheese and wine tasting was one of the highlights of our stay in Paris. Our host spoke very fluent English. He was very personable and very knowledgeable about the different kinds of cheeses throughout France. I would highly recommend this tour.

John E.

S
, Feb 2018

Delicious and fun experience. Learned a lot about cheese!

c
, Feb 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!

A
, Jan 2018

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

S
, Jan 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.

j
, Dec 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

R
, Nov 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!

E
, Nov 2017

Excellent presentation by cheese monger who really knows and LOVES her cheese. Sufficient selection and education about cheeses and their pairings with wine. Our complaint and that of those who shared this experience with us is that the wine pours were miniscule, providing no more than a literal sip or two. When one of the participants asked for a little more to taste with her final cheese, she was told the wine tasting portion is over and her request was declined although there was an open bottle sitting by the presenter. It felt like a cheesy move if you'll pardon the pun for an expensive and otherwise excellent experience.

j
, Oct 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!
D
, Sep 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.


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