Paris Cheese Tours – The Top Five Cheese Tastings In The City

We never miss a chance to sample fromage in the City of Food. Charles de Gaulle is famous for complaining that it was impossible to govern a country with deux cent quarante-six variétés de fromage —246 kinds of cheese. Today there are probably more like a thousand cheeses made in France, and the country is no more easily governed than it was under De Gaulle!

All those cheeses made throughout the country eventually find their way to Paris, which is why there are over 250 fromageries in the city. Get inside the Paris food culture by joining a wine and cheese workshop or private tasting during your visit to the City of Food! Here are five offerings from our cheese platter.

1. Cheese & Wine Tasting in a Private Cheese Cellar

A Paris Insiders Guide Favourite

Latin Quarter Wine & Cheese Tasting

This is a great way to get inside the culture of Paris life and food — a wine and cheese tasting in the cellar where the cheese are aged by a Master Cheese Affineur. It's a unique & unusual tour — you don protective clothing (to protect the aging cheeses) and do your tasting in the cellar, right among the cheeses.

You not only get to taste some of the most famous cheese of France, but you learn all about their history, lore and production techniques. You are also served wines and fruits that compliment the wines. The number of tours monthly are very limited, so be sure to book well in advance.

  • Located in the Marais
  • 7 cheese and 2 wines, plus bread and fruit

2. Cheese & Wine Tasting Lunch in Paris

Cheese & Wine Tasting Lunch in Paris

Go the distance and spend ninety minutes at a wine tasting and sit-down lunch at one of the best wine tasting rooms in Paris.

This is a fun and different way to have a meal in Paris. Arrive at noon to the 17th-century wine cellar near the Louvre and taste six different wines from six different wine regions of France. You learn about each wine and about the food that's served with it – regional cheeses and meats from all over France.

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  • Every day at 12:15 PM
  • Wine cellar near the Louvre, in central Paris

3. Le Cheese Geek Tasting Classes


Le Cheese Geek's fun-filled cheese tasting classes are the perfect antidote to fromagerie fear — not knowning what to choose or what to say when you enter a cheesemonger's shop in Paris. Everything you need to know about French cheese is covered in theses entertaining two-hour sessions, covering types of cheese, regions, aromas, how cheese is made, and the art of pairing cheese with beverages.

4. Private Cheese Initiation Tasting

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Go deep into the Paris food scene and join a master fromagiere for an afternoon of tasting and sipping. Your cheese expert guides you through each of the six cheeses and explains the region they come from. While sampling you also drink wines that are perfectly paired with the cheeses. This activity offers an intimate private wine- and cheese-tasting session led by an expert host. You are introduced to six cheeses and four wines that pair with them.

5. Marais Food Walking Tour With Wine & Cheese Tastings

Raved about by visitors and one of the most popular Paris food activities.

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