08:30 am Meeting with the guide and visit to an authentic cheese dairy of Parmigiano-Reggiano with tasting. Discover how "the King of all cheeses" is made in the same way since centuries ago like the Monks who invented it... You'll see first hand the "making of" it, the salt pools and the "wheel cathedrals", real walls of cheese up to 20.000 in the same place!..
Transfer to the Province of Reggio-Emilia to admire a real Acetaia with its barrels of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar. You'll learn the difference between the "real thing" and the balsamic condiments that you usually find in the supermarkets...Tasting session at the end of the visit.
To follow, back to Parma Province, visit to a local historical cured meats producer :
- Opportunity to see an operator hand stuffing and sewing one of their deli meat specialties ;
- Visit to the maturation rooms and cellars ;
- Description of the iconographical exhibits in their factory museum, drawing on the music, art and culture of our region, and exploring the world of deli meat ;
- The Pig Game
- Sensory Lab ;
- Final tasting-lunch including: Coppa Dino, Salame di Felino PGI, Parma Ham PDO, Pancetta Aurora, Parmigiano Reggiano PDO, Lambrusco or Malvasia jelly, tortelli di erbetta (traditional ravioli with Swiss chard filling), water.
02.00 pm Return to Parma after lunch and end of the experience.