Food & Pairing Tour

Champagne's high levels of acidity and low quantities of sugar, make it a perfect complement to many kinds of foods as well as an aperitif served on its own. Classic Champagne and food combinations include oysters, shellfish, and lightly flavoured white fish with a young non vintage fruity Blanc de Blanc, whilst a more mature Blanc de Blanc vintage pairs better with Caviar.

During your champagne tour you can discover some of the following regional foods of Champagne:

Reims Ham: Jambon de Reims is local ham seasoned with nutmeg, parsley and shallots then cooked and coated in yellow breadcrumbs. Younger vintage champagne wines can work nicely with white meats.

Cheese: Chaource and Langres from the southern part of Champagne are soft cows’-milk cheeses. Chaource has come from the town of Chaource since the 1300s is matches well with a Blancs de Blanc. Langres is a stronger cheese and pairs well with a semi sweet Rosé.

Truffles: The Tuber Uncinatum variety are found in the forests of the Marne, the South Haut-Marnais and the plateau of Langres. Two groups of producers for each department assure the production. These truffles go well with Champagnes with a smooth and rounded texture like a younger vintage Pinot Noir or Pinot Meunier.

Pink Biscuits: Light, firm, crunchy, vanilla-flavoured biscuits, which have been manufactured commercially by Fossier in Reims, since 1691. Perfect to dip into a light semi sweet or Rosé Champagne.

Food Tour Routes:
1. Foodie Route
2. Bistro Route
3. Bistronomic Route
4. Gastronomic Route

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Foodie Champagne

These routes revolve around visits to vineyards where you have the opportunity to try different foods during a multi tasting. During summer months a picnic in the vineyard 39€pp is an option.

Sample Routes
Cheese & Champagne
- Beaufort with a fruity Brut
- 1er cru old vines with a fresh goat cheese and honey
- Chardonnay to contrast the acidity and fat of a lovely Savarin
- Vintage 2008 paired with a young salty and unctuous Comté

Cooking Class - 2 course meal
Premier / Grand Cru Vineyard Tasting
Dark Chocolate multi-tasting

Facility Visit ending with a Triple Cheese Cheese

Premier / Grand Cru Vineyard Tasting

Tasting Lunch in Hautvillers Au 36

Facility Visit ending with a multi Tasting with Fossier Pink Biscuits

Snail or visit Fossier and Dallet Chocolate

Gastronomic Champagne

Follow in the footsteps of Dom Perignon (1640 - 1715) and Dom Ruinart (1657 - 1709) to discover top Champagnes from Prestige Houses and enjoy a gastronomic lunch at a Michelin starred or equivalent restaurant.

Sample Routes
Moet et Chandon > Lunch at a Michelin * > Veuve Clicquot
Dom Perignon > Lunch at Michelin ** > Ruinart
Billecart Salmon > Lunch at Les Avises > Dom Perignon

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