French Cheese & Wine Workshop

cheese & wine workshop

Exploring the Exceptional Cheeses of France

About this workshop: If you’ve ever wondered why there are more than 500 different cheeses in France, how different cheeses are produced (what accounts for their texture, color, and smell?), why French cheesemakers use raw unpasteurized milk in their cheese, what the impact of seasonality and aging are on cheese, and how locals typically enjoy cheese in restaurants and at home… this is a tasting for you. This is not a walking tour – it’s a workshop and you’ll be seated at our beautiful tasting table with printed materials to guide the exploration.

How much cheese? It depends on the day, but we usually go for at least 9 different cheeses, representing a wide variety of French regions and cheesemaking styles. And because it wouldn’t be a proper cheese tasting without wine, we’ll be matching at least six different French wines with our fromage and discussing principles for pairing cheese & wine that you can try on your own. You’ll leave with a solid understanding of some of the major categories and appellations of French cheese and wine, and you’ll have so much fun that it won’t feel like learning. You will also be very full – this tasting will definitely double as lunch.

Price for the French Cheese & Wine Workshop: 95€ per person, including all tastings. See our calendar of upcoming tours to learn when we’re hosting this workshop.

cheese & wine tasting

Practical Matters

Cancellations Policy

A refund of 75% is available for those who cancel with at least 48 hours advance notice. For no-shows and those who cancel with less than 48 hours notice, no refund will be offered. Our tours run rain or shine.

2 Comments on French Cheese & Wine Workshop

  1. I attended the 23 April Workshop hosted by Meg. Absolutely brilliant insights into cheese and wine matching and great value. Meg was a very engaging and knowledgeable host and was happy to pass on lots of insights into French food and wine culture. She also exceeded her job description by getting me a booking at a restaurant I wanted to try on my last night in Paris! This workshop is not to be missed.

  2. On a fantastic Day in Aligre my husband and I were fortunate enough to experience the amazing Meg, food writer and master of the fromage world! Our epicurean egos were dazzled, our palates satiated, thirsts quenched. Meg imparted a wealth of knowledge with a twist. Passionately unscripted with a joyful spirit, our “Tour de Fromage” host led us on a 3.5 hour decadent journey thru the land of Cheeeeeeese. It was one of those experiences we wish we could rewind and relive again and again. We explored 20 unique, hand selected cheeses & were fortunate enough to accompany Meg to a nearby market while she chose the final few. Equally incredible were the Wine pairings. Meg cleverly selected varietals from various regions including Muscadet, Monlouis-sur-Loire and Sancerre Rouge from the Loire Valley. Cairanne from the Southern Rhone and Banyuls from Roussillon. It’s been 9 months since our visit with Meg’s “Tour de Fromage” and remains a memory we cherish.

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