Paris Art of Pairing Cheese and Wine Tasting in a Cheese Cellar

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

Sample Menu






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What's Included

  • Professional and friendly cheese and wine master
  • Tastings of 7 cheeses and 3 wines
  • Bread of course
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Paroles de Fromagers - La Ferme du Faubourg | Fromagerie & Ecole du Fromage
    41 Rue du Faubourg du Temple, 75010 Paris, France

    Departure Point: Cheese shop in Paris, 10th arrondissement Address: Paroles de Fromagers 41 rue du Faubourg du Temple 75010 Paris Directions: The closest metro station is Republique - Lines 3 - 5 - 8 - 9 - 11 Dates: From Tuesday to Saturday

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

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.

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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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If you love cheese and wine, then make a point to do this tour.
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Amazing experience
Nicolas_R, Mar 2023
The guide, Louis, was very knowledgeable and funny. Very good spoken English and very courteous. The store where the tasting takes place is also very nice. They have amazing products available for purchase. The products chosed for the tasting were incredible too. They teach you how to taste both wine and cheese as well as how to pair them together. Highly recommend.
A Gourmand Experience
Karen_R, Mar 2023
Guillaume Is a true expert in his craft. A wealth of food and historical knowledge. Highly reccomend.
A true Parisian experience
Tatiana_A, Mar 2023
Awesome experience! Our hostess was very knowledgeable and well articulated. Took time to explain each cheese with its pairing in a wonderful cava style room. If you live cheese and enjoy wine THIS is a “magnifique” experience.
Fabulous Experience!
Shari_H, Mar 2023
Agathe was fabulous! We learned so much and had a lot of fun. We are now “cheese ambassadors” Highly recommend.
Really enjoyable experience
Stephen_S, Mar 2023
Really enjoyable and educational tasting session - we had a great time and would definitely recommend
Friendly, Knowledgeable and Engaging Host
John_H, Feb 2023
We were in excellent gabbed with Louis. My wife and I were the only ones in attendance and Louis made it seem like the three of us were old friends. He was very informative and accommodating. I highly recommend this experience.
Great experience
Branden_C, Jan 2023
Such an Amazing host; learned so much from this great experience (and great cheese and wine as well).
Wonderful cheese and wine class!
Bindi_D, Jan 2023
Great experience. Agathe was enthusiastic, funny and really just a great person to lead this class. The cheeses were a great variety and we learned quite a lot about pairing with wine.
Exploring the relationship between cheese and wine!!
Sarah_P, Jan 2023
This was a brilliant experience. Agetha was so personable and knowledgable about both cheese, wine and the history relating to both of these in France. She was incredibly thorough in the way she talked about the cheese, the best way to taste the cheese and then how bring a wine into the mix too. She then talked about the relationship between the wine and the cheese in such an interesting way. Would highly recommend this experience to anyone looking for how to get to know French cheese better, and have a couple of glasses of wine while doing so!!
Fun with cheese and wine!
Anonymous, Jan 2023
A highlight of our trip! Great experience and amazing host. Learned so much about cheese and wine pairings and had a great time.
Loved this guided tasting!
Nicolas_I, Jan 2023
Loved Aghat and the cheese/wine tasting. She was funny and taught us about the types of cheeses, regions and processes that go into making cheeses. We also learned the proper way to taste the cheese and wines together. We had a blast, it's a Great time- must do in Paris!
Perfect wine and cheese class!
Christopher_H, Dec 2022
This wine and cheese pairing was eye opening, delicious and fun! Would highly recommend! Learning about the relationship between wine and cheeses and how your taste buds perceive them together was very cool. Time very well spent in Paris.
This is a great educational tasting.
Charles_M, Nov 2022
Guillaume was passionate, knowledgeable, and professional. He skillfully helped us explore how the cheese and wine interacted, how the flavors paired and influenced each other. It was definitely focused on the cheese, though the wines were delicious. Come curious and you won't be disappointed.
Fun French experience!
John_B, Oct 2022
Agath was fun and energetic. Relaxed environment with plenty of laughs. Great cheese and wine! Easy to find from the Metro. Recommend to anyone. Leave the kids at the hotel John
A great learning experience on pairing cheese to wine!
Greg_S, Oct 2022
This was a great thing to do and I would do it again. I learned a lot about cheeses and wine and I want to come back and do the cheese making class.
Entertaining , interesting and very good!
Shawn_K, Oct 2022
Fredrick was entertaining and very knowledgeable. I havd done many cooking classes and this one far exceeded expectations. It is a long evening 4:30-10:30 so come well rested which is difficult in Paris. Well worth it!
Nancy_L, Sept 2022
Our guide was fabulous! I learned so much & she was so personal 😇😇 we learned about pairing Cheese with 🍷
Exactly what we were looking for
Maksida_S, Sept 2022
This experience was exactly what we were looking for. We learned so much about how to pair cheeses with wines, and our host was very informative about any questions that he was asked. Two people in my group are not fond of goat cheese so he even kindly switched out the cheese for them, understanding that everyone should get a chance to enjoy. We took a lot out of this class and started doing our own pairings at home! Thank you!
Well organized program...
Rita_B, Aug 2022
Well organized program Agathe, the leader explained both broader geographical and manufacturing concepts and cheese specific characteristics Good sense of humor A new window into the cheese, wine and cheese&wine experience A fun and educational morning
Cheese Monger Extraordinaire
Jennifer_S, July 2022
Our cheese monger was Phenomenal. Egat was patient, thorough and incredibly knowledgeable. The pairings were great. We ended up buying honey, wine and cheese from the shop and all were spectacular. I would go back again