Traditionally, there are from 350 to 400 distinct types of French cheese grouped into eight categories. 56 cheeses are classified, protected, and regulated under French law. The majority are classified as Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC), the highest level of protection. French cheese production is classified under four categories under AOC rules:
Fermier: A farmhouse cheese, which is produced on the farm where the milk is produced.
Artisanal: A producer producing cheese in relatively small quantities using milk from their own farm, but may also purchase milk from local farms.
Coopérative: A dairy with local milk producers in an area that have joined to produce cheese.
Industriel: A factory-made cheese from milk sourced locally or regionally.
Our French cheese tasting sessions gives you the opportunity to discover a whole world of authenticity and flavours.
Know for his food and wine awards, excellent quality and regional expertise join one of the top cheese and wine pairing specialist in Paris at his restaurant, as he guides you though the maze of French Cheeses. 6 cheese from 3 families of cheese will be tasting and paired with 3 wines
Join us for an introduction in French wine and cheese in a cozy Latin Quarter wine bar. Your English speaking Sommelier will guide you through four wines, as well as their regions such as Burgundy, the Loire Valley, Bordeaux and the Cote du Rhone while explaining the different families of cheeses.