HIGHLIGHTS: 

Historical family owned Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese dairy with tasting

Local family farm with black pigs and other animals, vegetables and fruit productions  

Museum of Culatello di Zibello

“Po Forest” experience 

Medieval aging cellars of Culatello di Zibello with tasting/lunch

Free time for shopping at Fidenza Village

City of departure: Parma (PR) - Half day
  • 09.15 am: Departure from Parma towards the « Lowlands ».
  • 09.45 am: Meeting on site with a local host and visit to an authentic cheese dairy of Parmigiano-Reggiano of the “Low Lands” of Parma.
  • 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!..
  • 11.15 am: visit to a unique farm in Italy where you’ll be able to admire local fruit and vegetable cultivations, local black pigs and many other farm animals to learn how the real « farm to table » concept works... 
  • To follow : welcoming to Antica Corte Pallavicina, a medieval court where you’ll admire the new Museum of Culatello di Zibello,
  • Learn the history and making of this amazing product with instructive audio guides and the aging cellars dating back to the XIII century, where the “king of the cured meats” Culatello di Zibello rests for years… People like Prince Charles of England and Prince Alberto of Monaco have discovered this “hidden secret” and felt in love with it... 
  • The prosecution of the museum will be open-air, along a new fascinating path called « Po Forest » where it will be possible to see, between other points of interest, the free range local black pigs…  
  • Tasting session/lunch at the end of the visit with a large selection of the production of the farm including : Culatello di Zibello, Salame Gentile, Strolghino di Culatello, lard and Cotto Spigaroli (cooked ham), Giardiniera (pickled vegetables), homemade focaccia,  paired with 2 different wines: dry Lambrusco and Fortana del Taro.
  • 02.00 pm: Transfer to Fidenza Village for 1 hour of free time for some great shopping at discounted prices with special extra services just for you ;
  • 03.15 pm: Departure from Fidenza  back to Parma and end of the experience (estimated arrival at 03.45 approx). 



Type of tour: with transportation included, small group tour (up to 8 participants max.)

Availability: Wednesday – Friday.  Available (from 3nd of April to  30th of October 2019) 

Duration: 6 hrs 1/2 

Departure time:  9:15 am 

Meeting point: Piazza Garibaldi in front of the tourist office of Parma 

Time limit for booking on line: 72 hours in advance (for last minute request call the local tourist office: +39 0521218889 or write to: turismo@comune.parma.it) 

Block-Out dates: 25th april – 1st may – 2nd june – 15th august .


Cancellation policy: 
For cancellations up to 7 days before the tour starting day: 20% penalty;
From 6 days to 3 days before the tour starting date: 40% penalty;
48 hours' notice: 60% penalty;
24 hours' notice: 100% penalty.

Inclusions:

  • private transportation by 9 seats minivan with English speaking driver, 
  • owners as guides on site at the different locations, 
  • tastings at the cheese dairy,
  • entries to the Museum of Culatello di Zibello, medieval aging cellars and Po Forest with audio guides,
  • lunch with typical tastings at the Culatello di Zibello producer including wine pairings,
  • VIP Card at Fidenza Villlage for additional 10% discount, hands free shopping, € 5,00 voucher to use in one of the restaurants inside the village, welcoming with coffee & tea at the concierge.  
  • special “Food Valley Travel” gift.  

Exclusions:

  • ​everything not mentioned in the inclusions


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