Half Day Parma Food Tour: Parmesan Cheese, Parma Ham, Lunch

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Parma, Province of Parma, Italy
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please, let us know the name of the hotel or apartment you stay in, we offer the pick-up also at the other hotels in Parma.
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


A journey to discover Parma and its traditions to get to know the culinary traditions for which this area is famous during this 6-hour food tour. Visit a cheese factory. Learn about the famous Parma ham. End the tour in a typical restaurant,where you will enjoy all the products of the territory and taste local wines like Lambrusco and Malvasia.


Informative, friendly and professional guide

Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Family friendly

Tour is wheelchair accessible

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Stop At: Stazione ferroviaria di Parma, Parma, Province of Parma, Emilia-Romagna

Meet your English-speaking guide in Parma at 09:00 am. We offer pick-up from your hotel in Parma or Parma train station. If you'll arrive with your own car we'll suggest the most convenient place to meet your guide.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Consorzio Del Prosciutto Di Parma

Proceed to discover another culinary specialty of this area: Parma ham. In the ham-producing house, you will see every phase of the curing of the meat and taste the final result, yielded by meticulous aging.
Your tour ends in a typical local restaurant where you can enjoy all the specialties of the Parma regionmatched with excellent local wines like Lambrusco and Malvasia. Taste different types of salami, as well as the tortelli d'erbetta, a round pasta stuffed with ricotta and herbs, a traditional dish of Parma. As for dessert, you will discover the famous Sbrisolona and other dry pies. Lunch also includes water, wine and coffee.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano Reggiano

Get picked up at your hotel in Parma to begin your delicious tour of the area.
Head first for a cheese factory to see howmilk is transformed into Parmigiano-Reggiano. Learn how this cheese, devoid of any chemical additive, can be aged for years to improve its quality. Learn to recognize the various ageing stages thanks to the tasting led by an expert guide.

Duration: 2 hours


Beverages and wine tasting

Food tasting and 3-course lunch

Local guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off (from your accommodation in Parma or preferred pick-up point in Parma)

Transport by private vehicle when applicable

Entry/Admission - Consorzio Del Prosciutto Di Parma

Entry/Admission - Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano Reggiano


Food and drinks, other than specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 02-Dec-2019

    Was a great day to learn about parmigiano regiano and prosciutto di parma and visit the different production facilities around Parma. Our guide was Lisa, a foodie, great energy, very knowledgabe of the production processes and made the day pass by seemlessly. Thanks again Lisa for a great day !!

  • 11-Mar-2019

    Our tour guide Chiara was exceptional!! Her knowledge of the area and products were great. Lastly the lunch and wine was also quite delicious.

  • 24-Sep-2018

    Lisa from Maestro Travel was a knowledgeable and fun tour guide! We enjoyed learning the processes for making parmigiano-reggiano cheese and Parma ham. The restaurant for lunch had a lovely view.

  • 23-Oct-2017

    Our guide, Lisa, was marvelous. We had our 16 year old granddaughter with us and they bonded - that made it even more special. I highly recommend this tour aand the company. Lianda Taylor

  • 09-Oct-2017

    Our expert guide Monica Vanin was amazing! We met at our hotel and began the journey! First we went to a small dairy where Parmigiano Reggiano is made, the real stuff! She went into great detail about the process and we saw every step and ended with a tasting of the delicious cheese....I will never balk at paying the high cost for this cheese again!
    Next on to Conti another small family owned producer of Parma Ham and Culatello. Again seeing the care and process of this wonderful food production will always make this food special to us. Then we went to a restaurant high in the hills for an amazing lunch! Tasting lunch with wine and glorious location. The food was one of the best we enjoyed during our 3 week trip to Italy!
    I cannot say enough about our guide Monica, she truly loves sharing her knowledge of her region and we felt her genuine interest in us!
    Thank you Monica!!!!!!!!

  • 26-Sep-2017

    If you are thinking of a tour while in Parma, then look no further. Monica, our guide was fantastic as we were taken on a private tour of a Parmesan chee

  • 18-Jul-2017

    Excellent tour. Detailed explanations of the entire process of making the cheese and ham that make Parma famous. All while walking through the production facilities of both and seeing the various steps being performed. Extremely knowledgable and friendly guide who spoke great English. The lunch at the end, a sampling or Parma regional cuisine in a restaurant on a hilltop, was fantastic!

    Very professional tour company.

  • 12-Jul-2017

    The tour was great, Kasia was TERRIFIC!!! She was very knowledgeable and enjoyable to hand out with. And very patient with our picture taking!! Lol! We highly recommend her and the tour!!! :-

  • 21-Mar-2017

    Out half day tour of Parma included a Cheese farm, Prosciutto factory and lunch at a local restaurant. Rosella was excellent, she explained every step in the processes at each site and was knowledgeable of the region but more important was extremely personable as was our tour bus driver. The tour couldn't have been any better.

  • 12-Nov-2016

    Our first Viatour in Italy was one of the best. Our guide Michelle and driver Carlo were friendly and right on time. We traveled into the countryside to visit a working Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese plant. Michelle is very knowledgeable about the area farms and the food produced. It was exciting to see the workers engaged and how they care for the quality of the product.
    We then went to a Parma ham production house one of dozens in the area to see how the prosciutto that we love is made. Again Michelle was very proud of the quality and happily answered all of our questions.
    We stopped at a terrific roadside trattoria where we had a 3 course lunch with wine! Carlo got us home safely with our appetites happily satisfied. This is a great tour to actually see how are some of our favorite foods are carefully prepared.
    Jim and Donna Ferraro

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