Cheese in Paris: An Insider’s Tour

Four days’ exploration of cheesemongers in Paris with Academie Director Sue Sturman, a day-long excursion to a cheesemaker and a winemaker in Sancerre with Meilleur Ouvrier de France (fromager) François Robin, a guided visit to Rungis, an opportunity to judge cheese at the French National Concours Général Agricole, and VIP entry to the Salon du Fromage.

This program will involve a great deal of walking. Professionals only.

Details :

  • Four days guided visits and discussions (32+ hours)
  • Class size limited to 6; minimum 4 enrollments required for course to be held
  • Full day at the Salon de l’Agriculture
  • Tuition, including 4 nights lodging & most meals: 2800€

Cheesemonger visits* :

Taka & Vermo

Salon de l’Agriculture :

  • Judge cheeses at the Concours Général Agricole
  • Meet with officials of the Federation de Fromagers de France
  • Visit to Rungis
  • VIP entry to the Salon du Fromage

Visit to Sancerre*:

Discussion topics :

  • The traditional model and the new generation
  • Affinage in retail
  • Meilleurs Ouvriers de France
  • Developing young cheesemongers
  • French cheesemonger competitions

*visits subject to change; any replacements will be of equal quality and interest.