Three things to know about Paris' new cheese museum

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Three things to know about Paris' new cheese museum

The Musée Vivant du Fromage has now opened its doors, promising a unique immersive and interactive journey into France’s ‘culinary and terroir heritage’.


The venue, on Rue Saint-Louis en l'Île, in the fourth arrondissement, opened to visitors on June 13th. It's in the same location as the former restaurant 'Nos Ancêtres Les Gaulois' (Our ancestors the Gauls), with the objective of becoming "an essential meeting place" for cheese lovers, as well as both novices and professionals within the industry.

Here are a few things to know about the new cheese museum;

It's interactive

Fans of camembert, chèvre, brie, morbier, Roquefort and brebis, assemble! The museum promises an educational and fully interactive tour of France’s historic cheese heritage, including the science and varied tradition of cheese-making.

The first portion will give an overview of the 'culture' of cheese. Then, you will learn about its history, as well as how it is made and finish off with a tasting (dégustation).

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There’s a dairy and creamery

Part of the tour features a fully functional dairy, where visitors can witness cheese being produced before their very eyes. 

There are two goals for this part of the museum - to help people discover the different regions of France and their iconic cheeses, as well as to encourage young people  to consider careers in the farming and dairy industry, which is enduring something of a recruitment crisis in France.


You can also purchase cheese and souvenirs at the museum's boutique.

It can host private events

The museum can be booked for private catered events for up to 150 people in the evenings, from 7pm, with or without the services of a cheese expert, who can guide guests through tastings and demonstrations. 

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Tickets are advertised at €20 for adults and €10 for children. For more information and to book a visit, log on to website of the Musée Vivant du fromage. Blessed are the cheese makers.


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Chris Downs 2024/06/14 19:35
How refreshing and indeed wonderful to read "Blessed are the cheese makers" again. It's now 45 years since that film came out ("life of Brian", for anyone who's wondering what on earth I'm talking about) and modern-day quotes from it are extremely rare. So well done to whoever decided to include the line.

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