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Food & winery tours

The Highlands of Parma: Parmigiano Reggiano, Balsamic vinegar and Prosciutto di Parma discovery

Availability: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Duration: 6 hours
Language: English, Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
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  • Family owned Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese dairy with tasting
  • Family owned Traditional Balsamic Vinegar with tasting
  • Family owned producer of Prosciutto di Parma with tasting/lunch
  • Small group tour only up to 8 participants with comfortable Minivan
  • Special “Food Valley” gift
What to expect

09:15 am Departure from Parma towards the “Highlands”.

09:30 am Meeting on site with a local host and visit to an authentic cheese dairy of Parmigiano-Reggiano. We have selected an historical producer that started the activity back in 1846, one of the few of the Consortium that has the full production cycle : grass – cows – milk – cheese.
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!..

10:30 am Transfer to the Province of Reggio-Emilia to admire a real “Acetaia” with its ancient barrels of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar. You'll learn the difference between the "black gold" and the balsamic condiments that you usually find in the supermarkets... Tasting session at the end of the visit of balsamic vinegar with 3 different seasonings.

12:30 pm back to Parma Province, visit to a real Prosciutto di Parma producer:
• Opportunity to see operators hand salting the hams;
• Visit to the maturation rooms and cellars;
• Final tasting-lunch” including: Prosciutto di Parma, other typical local cured meats, homemade cakes, local wine, water and coffee.

02:15 – 02:45 pm Return to Parma after lunch and end of the experience.

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What's included
  • Private transportation with minivan and English speaking driver
  • Tastings at the cheese dairy and at the Balsamic Vinegar producer
  • Tasting/lunch at the Prosciutto di Parma producer
  • special “Food Valley” gift.
What's not included
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Food and drinks not mentioned
  • Tips
Reduced price
  • Child (4-10): reduced 50%
  • Infant (0-3): free of charge

Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, 1, Parma, PR, Italia

Meeting point:

In front of the Tourist Office of Parma in Piazza Garibaldi, Parma

  • Tuesdays, Thursdays adn Saturdays
  • Departure at 09:00 am
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