Taste five French wines paired with five French cheeses during this Parisian culinary experience led by a trained sommelier. Pairings are complemented with bread and small bites. During the 2-hour class, the sommelier guides you through the tasting by explaining each wine, how the cheese is made, the regional differences, and how to pair the cheese with the perfect wine. It is a delicious way to enjoy your time in Paris.
Your wine and cheese class takes place at a location around the Montmartre district, where you'll sample some of the finest cheeses while learning about the techniques and language of cheese tasting from a trained sommelier. Discover the secrets of affinage and how the concept of terroir applies to cheese. You'll also learn how to choose wines that complement each cheese type, and sample cheese and wine pairings accompanied by artisan bread and fruit or olives fresh from a Paris market. In all, taste five varieties of cheese and five wines, representing the major families of French cheese and wines, with some regional specialties. With more than 365 cheeses and 450 AOC wines available in France, you could taste a new cheese and wine every day of the year. Understand how to differentiate it all and why the French love cheese and wine—and love to share it—during this cultural experience.