Wine and Cheese Pairing Lunch in Paris

This Paris Wine and Cheese Pairing Luncheon is a unique experience in Paris. When you visit a cheese shop in France, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the variety of cheeses – no French person agrees on how many French cheeses there are, but we are pretty sure there are more than three hundred… And when you visit a wine shop, you might feel the same – overwhelmed by the complexity of it all. But this experience is designed to not only help you taste great cheeses and wonderful wines. It will also help you tremendously in taking those complexities away. Quite simply because of two big ideas. First, all French cheeses that matter fall within one of five categories (and if anybody tells you otherwise, you should send them to us) – and you will taste a cheese representative of each of those categories. But second, you will also understand how to think about French wine. And the answer to this is by region – and not varietal. Even though there is a clear and distinct relationship between where wines are made in France and what grapes are used. All this you will learn in more depth from our professional sommelier, while exploring how to use all your senses to discover the origin of a French wine. And last but not least, you will also get an initiation to popping Champagne, totally unique in Paris.

Saturday

12 pm to 2:30 pm

Max 14 people

€79 per person

In English

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Wine and Cheese Pairing Lunch Step by Step

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STEP 1: First things first – a quick introduction to Wine Tasting, done with humour, but full of tips.

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STEP 2: There are five big families of French cheeses, and all the pairings will be articulated around those.  So it is time to start tasting.

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STEP 3: With each cheese a different type of wine; and with each wine memorable stories about its origin.  A bit of history and a bit of geography will take your appreciation of France one step further.

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STEP 4: Not only will you learn about French Wines and Cheeses – you will also learn how to use all your senses to explore the world of French Wines.

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STEP 5: And with each wine you will get to learn a memorable anecdote – both funny and surprising, these are certainly worth sharing as well.

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STEP 6: No wine tasting would be complete with Champagne, so you will complete this adventure with the most famous of all French wines.

Wine and Cheese Pairing Sample Reviews

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Reviewed by: Melissia D. on Yelp in June 2019

What's better than five friends participating in Wine & Cheese pairings in Paris? Experiencing it at Le Foodist in Paris with the very charming, Stephane! From the moment we walked in the door we were greeted with a warm welcome. It was one of the top highlights of our trip to Paris! We learned so much, we laughed, & we enjoyed beautiful pairings. This class was more than tasting wine & cheese, it was truly a magnificent experience! Stephane is very engaging with everyone and made everyone in the room feel part of the experience. I got the added bonus of sabering a bottle of champagne! I highly recommend this class and look forward to a cooking class the next time I visit Paris! It's a lovely establishment! Oh, and Stephane owes me a trip to visit his aunts! :-) Well done, Le Foodist & Stephane!

Melissia D., June 2019

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Reviewed by: Suziq6 on Tripadvisor in June 2019

Three friends and I recently did the Wine and Cheese Pairing Class at Le Foodist with Stephane. I can say, for me, it was a great success. It was fun, informative and delicious. The class was led by Stephane, who was very informative and I really felt like I learned a bit about wine and cheese and how to pair them together in a way to bring out the flavors of both. And it was also fun, Stephane was very engaging and made sure to include everyone, there were 7 people all together. We tasted the wine, the cheese, talked about nuances and flavors but not in an overly pretentious way. We even learned how to open a bottle of champagne with a saber! That's all I'll say about it-but trust me it was great! I highly recommend this class, and this company. [...] I feel, for me, I would definitely return to do another class if I return to Paris. Merci beaucoup, Stephane, a bientôt!

Suziq6, June 2019

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Reviewed by: Diane Wong-Colan on Facebook in Oct 2019

Thank you for a wonderful wine and cheese pairing experience. Professional and delicious. Highly recommend to anyone seeking a culinary experience.

Diane Wong-Conlan, Oct, 2019

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