What you'll do
At a charming cheese boutique in the Marais neighborhood, we'll dive straight into the vast and exciting world that is French cheese: the history, production process, science, regional specialties, and cultural significance. After exploring the cheeses in store, we'll descend to the 17th century cellar for the cheese-and-wine tasting, and even step into the cheese-aging chamber. While we can't guarantee that we'll try all 500+ varieties of French cheeses that are known to exist, you will taste a wide and representative selection! We'll also pair the cheeses with delightful organic or low intervention wines that will have your taste buds singing.
Aurélien & Andres
We've led hundreds of bespoke, fun, relaxed, "under the skin of the city" culinary tours and have a combined 18 years of working in French cuisine, including stints for Michelin-starred restaurants and iconic chef Alain Ducasse - so you're in good hands with either one of us! Aurélien hails from a family of Breton fishermen and Béarnais foie gras producers, and has lived in France, Canada and Asia. Andres attended one of France's most prestigious culinary schools and has a wine diploma WSET Level 3 & specializes in the champagne region. Both of us are passionate food and wine educators who believe that health, happiness and a fulfilling life begin with the taste buds.
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Biodynamic and/or natural French wines that pair beautifully with our cheese selection.
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Where you'll be
We'll conduct our cheese-and-wine tasting in the private 17th-century cellar of a family-owned cheese shop. This picturesque cave, hidden below a historic market in the heart of the Marais, will be reserved exclusively for us. You'll even get to sneak a peek into the cheesemonger's private cheese-aging room!
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Our tasting room is located in a below-ground cellar, accessed via a steep staircase. Hence, this experience may not be suitable for guests with limited mobility.
Secret Cellar Cheese & Wine Tasting