Join this shared gourmet tour to discover Parma's culinary science and enjoy all its local products.
In the morning, depart from Parma towards the “Highlands”. Meet on site with a local host and visit to an authentic cheese dairy of Parmigiano-Reggiano PDO.
You will visit a 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 for centuries, like the Monks who invented it. You'll see the "making of" it by hands, the salt pools and the "wheel cathedral", a big ageing room with real walls of cheese: sometimes up to 20.000 in the same place!
Next, travel 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. At the end of the visit you will enjoy a tasting of 3 different types of balsamic vinegar PDO.
Return to the province of Parma to visit a real Prosciutto di Parma PDO producer. You will see everything starting with the fresh meat production rooms, to the ageing cellars with end the visit with a final tasting-lunch including: Prosciutto di Parma PDO, other typical local cured meats, Parmigiano Reggiano PDO, homemade cakes, local wine, water and coffee.
- Private transportation by car/minivan/minibus
- Owners as guides on site at the different locations (no guide on board)
- English-speaking driver
- Special gift
- Tastings at the cheese dairy and at the Balsamic Vinegar producer
- Tasting/lunch at ham producer
In front of Parma Tourist Office, Piazza Garibaldi, 1