While visiting France you need culinary breaks and there is no better way to enjoy these breaks than by joining a cheese tasting tour. Cheese is not only cheese in France, it is a cultural experience that involves a lot of history, special degustations and a glass of wine to accompany the taste of the most delicious types of cheese in the world. After trying real French cheese, you will notice the differences between the French cheese served in France and the cheeses sold in other countries as French cheese. Visiting fromageries across the country will make you aware of all the creamy, smelly and squishy cheeses that France is renowned for. When deciding the ideal tour for you, consider your schedule and how much time you want to spend tasting the most delicious cheeses in the world. If you are in Paris, you can select from a variety of day trips, but if you are willing to travel and spend more time on a cheese journey, you will be able to visit many beautiful locations across France.
Cheese Tasting Day Trips in France
For short culinary break, a day trip to the most famous fromageries in and outside Paris is a very good idea. There are a lot of options when it comes to these short trips and all of them offer incredible experiences.
During a Paris degustation you will be able to visit the best Parisian cheesemongers and to taste various seasonal cheeses paired with wine, fruits or salads. You will also be able to learn how to create a cheese plate and how to select the best cheeses based on your milk preferences.
Many local companies can offer you a custom cheese degustation based on your level of expertise. If you are a novice In French cheese, you will learn the basics and try the most famous types of French cheese. On the other hand, if you are a connoisseur, the tour will be adapted and the tour providers will make sure you will improve your knowledge by offering themed degustations for you.
Visiting Alsace is a cheese lovers’ dream and participating in the famous Cérémonie des Fromages is a gourmet experience that involves a six course plates tasting experience with 22 cheeses including the best ones in the region.
Cheese Journeys in France
Those who want to discover France’s best cheese regions can embark in a longer cheese tour that will make their taste buds very, very happy.
A cheese tour in the French Alps region means discovering the most famous mountain cheeses. From Comté to Vacherin du Haut Doubs, tourists will indulge in delicious cheese tasting in a beautiful mountain scenery.
Burgundy is another region in France, perfect for cheese tours. Besides the famous cheeses that can be tasted in the region, all tourists will also have an amazing wine tasting experience. In Burgundy, cheese and wine also go hand in hand.
Those who have a soft spot for goat cheese, will surely love Provence, a beautiful sea destination that is known as the land of rosé wine and goat cheese.