Secret Cellar Cheese & Wine Tasting

France

Experience hosted by Aurélien

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Once-in-a-lifetime
Guests say it's special and unique.
Top-rated Host
Aurélien's rated 5 stars by 98% of guests.

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.
Other things to note
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.
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…

What's included

  • Food
    - Cheese platter of at least 8 varieties of French cheeses paired with 2 aw...
  • Drinks
    Biodynamic and/or natural French wines that pair beautifully with our chees...
  • Tickets
    We will provide you with a top-notch "curated list" of the best bites in Pa...

Meet your Host, Aurélien

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 420 Reviews
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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.
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 diplo…
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From $75/ person

Join 4 other guests
$73 per person
Join 2 other guests
$75 per person
Join 2 other guests
$75 per person

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!

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 420 reviews.

Brianna
December 2021
Absolutely incredible experience and we learned so much! The cheeses and wine were wonderful and the stories were fascinating. Location was really interesting as well. Must do experience for anyone curious about France’s finest cheeses 🧀
Peer
November 2021
Took my parents to this experience while they were visiting me in Paris. We had a great time and learned a lot about cheese while enjoying the company of the other guests and our hosts! Recommending this to anyone in Paris!
Ana
November 2021
Andres was a very welcoming host, and told us everything about cheese and wine making. He explained us in a very cheerful and interesting way all about the cheeses and wines we tasted: origin, history, traditions, curiosities.... The atmosphere was very cozy and relaxed. And of course the food and drinks were absolutely delicious! Would definitely recommend to anyone interested in learning and enjoying good food at the same time. 10/10
Jessica
November 2021
We had a wonderful experience with Andres for our first night in Paris! Andres selected an excellent range of wines and cheeses from all over France and was very knowledgeable about them. He had great stories to tell about the wines and cheese and was great at getting a group of strangers to open up (even before the wine kicks in) and be friends by the end. This experience takes place in the basement of a cheese shop in the Marais, which puts you right in the middle of the action if you plan to head elsewhere for dinner after. We were actually full from the bread and cheese eaten that we only had a light dinner and frankly could have gone without! An excellent experience at any time in Paris, but especially helpful at the beginning to get a crash course in the regions.
Adam
November 2021
Andres made this experience one of a kind. The research that he clearly did showed as I learned so much about French cheese and the regions they come from. The wine that was paired with each cheese was absolutely lovely. I would do this again in a heart beat.
Susanne
November 2021
The cheese and wine tasting was the absolute highlight of our trip! We enjoyed every second of it. The cheeses and wines were outstanding and nothing like we every experienced before. The hosts were lovely and super awesome cheese and wine geeks. Thank you so much Andres and Aurélien!! 🥰

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  • Wed, Dec 8
    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Join 4 other guests
    $73 per person
  • Sat, Dec 11
    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $75 per person
  • Fri, Dec 17
    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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    $75 per person
  • Tue, Dec 21
    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Join 3 other guests
    $75 per person
  • Sun, Dec 26
    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    This time is popular
    $75 per person
  • Tue, Dec 28
    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $75 per person
  • Wed, Dec 29
    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $75 per person

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests must be of legal drinking age to be served alcohol.
Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 8 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.