Cheese and Wine Tasting in a Paris Cheese Cellar
Explore a large room full of maturing cheeses such as Beaufort (a raw cow's milk cheese produced in the French Alps), Etivaz (a hard, raw cow's milk cheese made in the Swiss Alps), Gruyère (a mild, hard yellow cheese originating in Switzerland but also produced in France), bôfavre (a hard cheese made in Switzerland's Jura Mountains) and many, many more. The exact cheeses vary according to the time of year. Marvel at the 77-pound (35-kg) wheels of Comté cheese racked up alongside delicate goat’s cheeses and soft Camembert, all in varying stages of maturation and ripening.
Listen as your guide delves into the history, traditions and techniques of French and Swiss cheese production, and feel free to ask any questions that come up. Then it's time to master the fine art of cheese and wine pairing. Savor seven soft, delicate cheeses, and follow your bites with sips of both light and complex wines, learning to appreciate the delicious, elegant and subtle flavors at play. Munch on bread and fruit to go with your cheese samples.
At the end of your 1.5-hour tasting, head back up to street level to conclude your session.
- Professional cheese and wine guide
- Tastings of 7 cheeses and 3 wines
- Bread of course
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- 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
wonderful visit. Nice pace for the presentations and good pairings of wines and cheeses. Entire visit was relaxing and fun
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
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
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
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!