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- Hotel pickup Available
- Free Cancellation
- Duration: 8 Hrs
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Learn about the culinary traditions of Parma on this amazing 8-hour tour. Explore a cheese factory, a ham producing factory and a traditional balsamic vinegar factory with an expert gourmet guide and taste these delicacies directly from their producers. Enjoy a delicious 3-course lunch including our most traditional dishes matched with excellent local wines.
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
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Stop At: Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano Reggiano
Leaving Parma, you will first stop at a cheese factory to see how milk is transformed into Parmigiano Reggiano. You will also discover how this cheese, devoid of any chemical additives, can be aged for years to improve its quality. You will then learn to recognize the various aging stages by enjoying a tasting led by an expert.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Consorzio Del Prosciutto Di Parma
Proceed to learn about Parma Ham. In the ham producing house, you will see every phase of the curing of the meat and then taste the final result, yielded by meticulous ageing.
Move on to a local restaurant where you can enjoy all the delicious products of the area, including local wines such as Lambrusco and Malvasia. Your menu includes local cured meats, as well as the tortelli derbetta, a round shaped pasta stuffed with ricotta and herbs which is a local specialty. For dessert, you will try the famous sbrisolona and other dry cakes. Your lunch will also include water, wine and coffee.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Reggio Emilia DOP
After lunch, round your tour off with a visit of an "acetaia", where a member of the owners family will reveal all secrets of traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena and Reggio Emilia.
Duration: 1 hour
Transport by private vehicle (if option selected)
Pick-up and drop-off in Parma
Wine and food tasting
Entry/Admission - Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano Reggiano
Entry/Admission - Consorzio Del Prosciutto Di Parma
Entry/Admission - Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Reggio Emilia DOP
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
May be operated by a multilingual guide
Make a note of any dietary needs in the 'Special Requirements' box when you book
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Not wheelchair accessible
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Visiting Parma, take this tour! My wife and I visited a Parmesan Cheese factory and Balsamic vinegar facility and a great lunch. We were supposed to visit a Prosciutto (ham) facility but a snowstorm closed the facility and were unable to visit. The usual restaurant for lunch was also closed due to the snow and we found an alternate. Our guide, Silvia was great! She was very knowledgeable, had a great personality, and answered all of our questions. The tour company was proactive in offering a refund of a portion of our fee for not being able to visit the Prosciutto. Definitely recommend this tour.
This tour was one of the best things we did on our 3 week Italy vacation. Monica was an excellent guide. She gave us insight on all of the places we visited and helped us with learning about Italian culture. We almost did the half day tour, I'm so glad we did not! The visit to Modena was one of the most interesting parts of the tour. I you are interested in food and how it gets to your table, this is the tour for you!
This was a awesome tour. Our guide was so nice and very knowledgeable, she made us feel like family. We really enjoyed seeing how the cheese and Parma Ham is made. The balsamic vinegar factory was very interesting and the owner explained the complete process to us. Lunch was very good and the views from the restaurant were amazing. The whole day was perfect. I highly recommend this tour.
This tour was amazing!!! Our tour guide Lesa was from Parma and her English was perfect. She was so knowledgable and really fun to spend the day with. i would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to experience Italian food at its best!!
Our guide, Lisa, was knowledgable and fun to be with. Her English was perfect. The places we visited were great. We got to see everything up close and talked with the makers of the parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar. It was a GREAT day.
The food was great as we visited each establishment. I had an understanding of the process behind the Parmesan Reggiano cheese and the Parma ham / prosciutto which held true. Little did I know about traditional balsamic vinegar. A real learning experience by a very passionate host / vinegar maker. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about all of the food processes, developed a good rapport with each of us. Lunch was spectacular, high above Parma nestled in amongst vineyards was a delightful restaurant. The ham was superb and the pasta dishes to die for, exquisite taste with melt in your mouth smoothness.
A long day but one well worth every bit of effort. Would do it again just for the lunch.