Category Archives: Food Tours

Our Food & Wine Tours

Paris by Mouth has become the gold standard for food & wine tours in the French capital. We’ve been celebrated twice in The New York Times, making their cut for what to do with 36 Hours on the Left Bank. We’ve led tours for food & travel heros like David Lebovitz, Ruth Reichl, Dorie Greenspan and Rick Steves, but we’re most proud of the feedback that our clients give on TripAdvisor. Head over there to read more than 2,000 joyful reviews that have made us the #1 Food Activity in Paris.

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FAQs About Our Food Tours

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about our food & wine tours. Feel free to send an email to tasteparisbymouth@gmail.com with any other questions or concerns!

Dietary Restrictions

There’s this thing I don’t eat… will I still enjoy the tour?

To all our vegetarian, paleo, pregnant, kosher and diabetic friends: have no fear! There are so many different tastes on the tour that if you skip one, you’ll still have plenty to enjoy. Our tours all feature a similar proportion of the major French food groups (bread, raw milk cheeses, charcuterie, chocolate, pastry, wine), so there isn’t one route that will be better or worse for you. If you describe your situation when booking, we’ll do our very best to ensure that you’re happy and full.

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French Cheese Tasting Workshop

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.

How much cheese? It depends on the day, but we usually go for at least 10 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 five 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.

Practical info

Price for the cheese & wine workshop: 110€ per person, including all tastings. This small-group tasting (not a walking tour) is conducted in English and will last around two and half hours. We’ll send you the address of the beautiful space in Saint-Germain where this seated workshop is held once you’ve made your reservation.

We offer this workshop on Tuesdays and Saturdays beginning at 11:30am. You’ll be sampling enough cheese, bread and wine that this can double as lunch. Send us an email if your desired dates are sold out, if you’re looking for a date after July 2019, or if you have any other questions.


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A sampling of what we might taste

Banon de Banon

Runny goat cheeses, in season

Extra creamy cows' milk cheeses

Extra creamy cows’ milk cheeses

For the daring: pungent washed rind cheeses

For the daring: pungent washed rind cheeses from the monastic tradition

Crumbly cow's milk cheeses from central France

Crumbly, tangy cow’s milk cheeses from central France

Nutty and sharp cows’ milk cheeses, carefully aged for many years

A selection of blue cheeses. They're all so different!

A selection of blue cheeses. They’re all so different!

Cancellations Policy

A refund of 75% is available for those who cancel with at least 48 hours advance notice. For those who cancel with less than 48 hours notice, no refund will be made. Our tours run rain or shine. Clients who arrive more than 15 minutes late without calling or who don’t show up at all (no-shows) will be treated as last-minute cancellations without a refund.

Clients who are booking tours for the day of their arrival in Paris should be aware that we do not offer refunds in the case of delayed flights and trains (because this is such a common occurrence). >> Read More

Taste of the Latin Quarter

About this tour

Throughout its long history, the Latin Quarter has hosted the city’s most prestigious educational institutions, along with an eclectic mix of students. More recently, and more in keeping with our gluttonous aims, the area has seen the arrival of prize-winning cheesemongers, sweet shops and other food artisans.

What we’ll taste

In addition to sampling savory charcuterie and cheeses from one of the most historic cheese affineurs in town along with bread and wine, we’ll be sharing a wide array of treats along the sweet spectrum. That includes  chocolates from the hand of a Meilleur Ouvrier de France (an MOF – the highest rank for a French chocolatier), and the city’s best lemon tart. Although we will be sampling a bit along the way, the bulk of our tasting and discussion will take place while seated in a comfortable wine shop where we can select and pair different wines to enjoy with the wonderful items we’ve collected during our walk.

Practical info

Price for a small group tour: 110€ per person, including all tastings. Our tours are all conducted in English and last approximately three hours. This tour will finish with a seated tasting that includes wine, but we’ll be on our feet and moving for at least two hours throughout the tour. We’ll send you the exact meeting point upon booking, but you can plan to begin near the Censier-Daubenton métro stop and finish near the Place Monge métro stop. We maintain very small group sizes and are unable to add guests to tours that don’t have enough available tickets. Send us an email if your desired dates are sold out or if you have any other questions. We hope to meet you soon!

The Latin Quarter in pictures

A selection of cheeses from a master monger

Delicious charcuterie

Delicious charcuterie

Dark, rich bonbons from a master (MOF) chocolatier

Prize-winning desserts

Prize-winning desserts

Cancellations Policy

A refund of 75% is available for those who cancel with at least 48 hours advance notice. For those who cancel with less than 48 hours notice, no refund will be offered. Our tours run rain or shine. Clients who arrive more than 20 minutes late without calling or who don’t show up at all (no-shows) will be treated as last-minute cancellations with no refund.

Clients who are booking tours for the day of their arrival in Paris should be aware that we do not offer refunds in the case of delayed flights (because this is such a common occurrence). >> Read More

buttery croissants

Taste of the Marais

About this tour

Throughout its long history, the Marais has been home to successive waves of aristocrats, immigrants, artists, and hipsters. The northern section of this quarter is now exploding with art galleries, independent fashion boutiques, and cool new eateries.

What we’ll taste

We’ll start the day with buttery croissants and crisp baguettes from an award-winning baker, then visit a family-run fromagerie where they age their own small-production cheeses. We’ll select a range of different cheeses to taste, then add to our basket by picking up some delectable saucisson from a pig-obsessed charcutier. We’ll be stopping at a quirky cave à vins to sit and sample and taste all of these with French wine. We will the wind our way to a blow-out sweets tasting at one of our favorite chocolatier in Paris (and therefore the world).

Practical information

Price for a small group tour: 110€ per person, including all tastings. Our tours are all conducted in English and last approximately three hours. This tour will finish with a seated tasting that includes wine, but we’ll be on our feet and moving for at least two hours throughout the tour. We’ll send you the exact meeting point upon booking, but you can plan to begin and finish within a five minute walk of the République métro stop in the northern Marais. We maintain very small group sizes and are unable to add guests to tours that don’t have enough available tickets. Send us an email if your desired dates are sold out or if you have any other questions. We hope to meet you soon!

The Marais in pictures

Learning (and tasting!) what makes a prize-winning butter croissant

Small production goat cheeses from the Loire Valley

Locals hanging out at one of the city’s oldest markets

Some truly luscious charcuterie

Some of the best chocolate you may ever eat

Cancellations Policy

A refund of 75% is available for those who cancel with at least 48 hours advance notice. For those who cancel with less than 48 hours notice, no refund will be made. Our tours run rain or shine. Clients who arrive more than 15 minutes late without calling or who don’t show up at all (no-shows) will be treated as last-minute cancellations without a refund.

Clients who are booking tours for the day of their arrival in Paris should be aware that we do not offer refunds in the case of delayed flights and trains (because this is such a common occurrence). >> Read More

Taste of Saint-Germain

About this tour 

Saint-Germain is a destination for visitors from all around the world who come to shop and (most importantly) to eat. For this tour, we’ll be exploring some of the tiniest and most special food shops in this gastronomically-gifted neighborhood.

What we’ll taste

This upscale neighborhood boasts the most impressive concentration of chocolate and pastry shops in Paris, and perhaps the world. But don’t worry, we’ll also be sharing an impressive array of savory delights, from iconic breads to carefully aged cheeses to artisanal charcuterie. We’ll be tasting a bit along the way and finishing at a table where pair our “picnic” finds with different estate bottled wines.

Practical information

Price for a small group tour: 110€ per person, including all tastings. Our tours are all conducted in English and last approximately three hours. All tours finish with a seated tasting that includes wine, but we’ll be on our feet and moving for at least two hours throughout the tour. We’ll send you the exact meeting point upon booking, but you can plan to finish near the Saint-Germain-des-Prés métro stop. We maintain very small group sizes and are unable to add guests to tours that don’t have enough available tickets. Send us an email if your desired dates are sold out or if you have any other questions. We hope to meet you soon!

Saint-Germain in pictures

Traditional loaves from a bread-making icon 

Androuet by Meg Zimbeck

Delicate goat cheeses aged by a celebrated affineur 

Tasting cheese, bread and wine, at one of our favorite wine shops 

Rich bonbons from a master chocolatier

Cancellations Policy 

A refund of 75% is available for those who cancel with at least 48 hours advance notice. No refunds will be given for clients who cancel with less than 48 hours notice, or arrive more than 20 minutes late without calling, or don’t show up at all (no-shows). Our tours run rain or shine.

Clients who are booking tours for the day of their arrival in Paris should be aware that we do not offer refunds in the case of delayed flights or trains (because this is such a common occurrence). >> Read More

Taste of the Left Bank

About this tour

This fantastic tour moves between both the Latin Quarter Saint-Germain, exploring a boulangerie  that revitalized French baking, one of the most exhilarating & expensive fromageries in the city, and many incredible sweets. We’ll sample all this, plus some delicious charcuterie, at a hidden treasure of a wine shop.

What we’ll taste

Hand-shaped traditional baguettes, patés and terrines from a French traiteur, artisinal cheeses from one of the most reputable cheese shops (and affineurs) in France, chocolates from a Meilleur Ouvrier de France (an MOF – the highest rank for a French chocolatier), and plenty of other surprises, including pastry. We’ll also take you to one of our favorite wine shops in Paris and taste some incredible wines along with our cheese and charcuterie.

Practical info

Price for a small group tour: 110€ per person, including all tastings. Our tours are all conducted in English and last approximately three hours. This tour will finish with a seated tasting that includes wine, but we’ll be on our feet and moving for at least two hours throughout the tour. We’ll send you the exact meeting point upon booking, but you can plan to begin near the Maubert-Mutualité métro stop and finish near the Odéon métro stop. We maintain very small group sizes and are unable to add guests to tours that don’t have enough available tickets. Send us an email if your desired dates are sold out or if you have any other questions. We hope to meet you soon!

The Left Bank in pictures

A selection of cheeses from a master cheesemonger

Dark, rich bonbons from a master (MOF) chocolatier

Beautifully constructed desserts

Cancellations Policy

A refund of 75% is available for those who cancel with at least 48 hours advance notice. No refund will be available for those who cancel with less than 48 hours notice. Our tours run rain or shine. Clients who arrive more than 20 minutes late without calling or who don’t show up at all (no-shows) will be treated as last-minute cancellations and only the unspent tasting fee will be refunded.

Clients who are booking tours for the day of their arrival in Paris should be aware that we do not offer refunds in the case of delayed flights or trains (because this is such a common occurrence). >> Read More

Praise for Our Food & Wine Tours

Our clients, after we bribe them with cheese and chocolate, really seem to love us. Here's what some recent guests, including Ruth freaking Reichl, have said about our new food tours.

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washed rind and blue cheeses food tour Paris

Recently Devoured: Tastes from our Tours

While our stops and samples change with every tour (you’re not guaranteed to taste what’s pictured below), there’s always something delicious and photo-worthy. Here are some recently snapped tastes to share from our food & wine tours in Paris.
IMG_5599Goat cheese, while it’s still in season, Taste of the Left Bank

Charcuterie ParisBasque charcuterie, 

Taste of the Marais

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Taste of the Aligre Market Neighborhood

Morning in the Aligre Market Neighborhood

About this neighborhood: A few blocks east of the Bastille, the Aligre market and its surrounding streets mark one of the city’s most bustling neighborhoods. The area hosts a huge number of celebrated chefs and wine bars catering to locals who are food-obsessed but also younger and funkier than you’ll find in Saint-Germain. A great option for those who want to experience something a little off the beaten track.

What we’ll taste: We’ll start the day with breakfast pastries before tasting our way through the the celebrated Marché d’Aligre. We’ll taste some specially aged French cheeses, sample some artisanal charcuterie, and explore a wide range of seasonal ingredients and regional products. We’ll finish with sweets made by one of the city’s most celebrated pâtissiers.

Our aim with morning food tours is to share a wide range of traditional French foods with wine, and we have a beautiful indoor tasting space where we  can taste wine with our market purchases and talk about pairings more in depth.

Price for a small group tour: 95€ per person, including all tastings. Check our calendar of upcoming tours to see when this tour is running. More on private tour options here.

The Aligre Market neighborhood in pictures

Breakfast pastries to begin our tour.

A few of the more than 500 cheeses in France.

Some truly luscious charcuterie.

The outdoor and indoor markets at Aligre.

An unconventional Tarte Tatin.

Practical Matters

  • Want to know when this tour runs? Here’s a schedule for all our small group tours.
  • For the sake of other clients on our group tours, we can’t wait more than 15 minutes for late arrivals. See our cancellations policy below & send an email if you need help planning your transport to arrive on time.
  • Other concerns? Consult our list of Frequently Asked Questions or send an email.
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