HIGHLIGHTS:

Historical family owned Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese dairy with tasting

Traditional family owned Balsamic Vinegar producer with tasting

Local family owned producer of Prosciutto di Parma with tasting/lunch

All the visits made directly by the producers for a deeper experience

English speaking professional driver with comfortable 9 seats minivan

City of departure: Parma (PR) - Half day
  • 09.00 am: Departure from Parma towards the “Highlands”.
  • 09.20 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.

  • 02.30 pm: Return to Parma after lunch and end of the experience.

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

Availability: Tuesday – Thursday - Saturday Available (from 2nd of April to  31st of October 2019) 

Duration: 5 hrs 1/2 

Departure time:  9.00 am 

Departure place: 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 and at the Balsamic Vinegar producer 
  • tasting/lunch at the ham producer
  • special “Food Valley” gift 
Exclusions:  
  • everything not mentioned in the inclusions.

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