Some of the world's most famous wine- and cheese-producing regions lie just outside Paris, but there’s no need to leave the City of Light to indulge in this culinary pairing. Here are a few ways to treat your tastebuds to cheese and wine in Paris.
Group tastings offer big flavors on a small budget, perfect for sampling a wide variety of the city’s best wines and cheeses while meeting other travelers from around the world. Tastings might take place in a cheese cellar, a chic wine bar, or a market. It’s also possible to pair cheese and wine on a culinary walking tour of a particular Parisian neighborhood such as Le Marais.
During a private tasting, you'll have a professional oenologist or cheesemonger all to yourself as you learn how French wines and cheese are made and sample several of the region’s most famous varietals, expertly paired with decadent French cheese. A popular option for families and groups of friends, this private experience gives you the freedom to ask all the questions you want about the wines and cheeses you're tasting.
Things to Know
- You can choose a convenient tasting experience based on your personal preferences.
- Tasting tours in Paris can last anywhere from 90 minutes to 7 hours depending on the included activities, with most lasting about 2 hours.
- Participants must be at least 18 years of age to drink alcohol in Paris.