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!