5 Reasons to Love French Wine & Cheese / Carmen Varner // Travel Influencer, Blogging Coach, Social Media Consultant


5 Reasons to Love French Wine & Cheese

This post is sponsored by The French Ministry of Agriculture but the content & opinions expressed here are mine.

I visited France for the first time at age 17. I felt in awe of its grandeur, its lights, its food, its people. I visited again at age 20, 25, 27, & 29. I always leave France feeling full, delighted, enriched. I mean, I wrote a whole post about 12 Drool-Worthy Food Photos from Paris, France, so the love is real. As if you needed any more reasons, but here are five reasons to love French wine & cheese.


I went on a food tour when I visited France May 2017 & loved learning about the French food & beverage culture. We went around the city gathering cheese, bread, wine, & pastries. Someone asked how they could bring cheese back to their home in New York. The food guide gave a couple tips: ask cheese vendor if they can vacuum-pack it for you, make sure it's not a stinky cheese, & make sure it can travel well.

That's cool & all, but there's an easier way. Buy magnificent cheese & wine throughout the United States in stores like Whole Foods, Albertsons, Winn-Dixie, & more. You don't have to buy a ticket to France, vacuum-pack local cheese, ship yourself some wine, & then buy a ticket back home in order to eat French wine & cheese.


Find a wine or cheese that suits your palate. My boyfriend, Fred, isn't a fan of potent or intense cheese like blue cheese. He likes rich, creamy flavor of Ile de France Brie or the dense yet rich texture of Ile de France Goat Cheese.

I appreciate all types of cheese, whether it's a blue cheese or goat cheese. I grew up with French cheese. My mom lived in France for 3 years after she left Iran. I always hear stories about her first day there, how she gained 5 kilos in her first few months, how she didn't know one word of French. My aunt, uncle, & cousins still live in France. My mom is still fluent in French. I still love French cheese.


Not only can you find an array of products & flavors, but you can use every wine & cheese in a myriad of ways. Brie pairs well with apple slices, figs, jams, baguette, crackers, or a white wine like Légende Blanc. Be super cool like me & add brie to your sandwich. The St. Agur blue cheese goes well with salads, pears, fresh baguette, pasta, potatoes, on a cheese board & of course, plain.

My tip: scour your kitchen & cupboards to create your own spur-of-the-moment cheese board. :]


Fred & I noshed on the Saint André® triple cream cheese & sipped the George Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages 2015 wine as we packed for our trip to London. On the palate, the Beaujolais-Villages 2015 tastes of cherries & raspberries with a touch of cinnamon.

It sounds like a dreamy date night, but I love that it turned an average Thursday evening into a memorable one. Was it the cheese? Was it the wine? Was it the prospect of going to London? It's everything!


You receive quality product when you opt for French wine & cheese. On the 2017 food tour, the guide talked to us about French products: their ingredients, their laws, their mastery & dedication to the craft. Whether you decide on Légende Rouge or Blanc or perhaps even Georges Duboeuf Pouilly-Fuissé 2015 or blue cheese or goat cheese, it'll be delicious & memorable!


  1. As the Francophone lover I am, I would love to get this! It's amazing!!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  2. I dont drink wine but I love a good cheese. I'm going to France in a couple of days and I cant wait for all the cheese tastings!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  3. Wine and cheese is my favorite!!! Also, loved that you used the word "noshed!" YAS girl :) This just inspired me to go on a picnic.

    Happy Holidays,
    Sivan | www.theolivebrunette.com

  4. This is all looks so amazing and delicious. I adore wine so much!

    xox, Holly - www.collegewanderlust.com

  5. Yes this is one of the best combinations in life! I'll have to check out some of these brands.

  6. The best combination, nothing beats good wine and cheese. Thank God it's Friday is it wine o'clock yet?

  7. I lived in France for 4 years and one of the best parts was the food! They take every care i their food and its unlike anywhere else! Also it's basically acceptable to have cheese and wine at any point in the day, who wouldn't love that?! Haha!
    Cloe X http://clxelouise.blogspot.com

  8. Pretty, pretty post! I definitely need to go on a wine and cheese picnic soon.


  9. Maja Harder ThygesenDecember 18, 2017 at 12:41 AM

    I love french wine and cheese so much as well. And it is really true that there is so much variety you will never feel bored.
    - www.majaharder.com | https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/maja-harder-18257183


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