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: Half day
Departures from: Parma
Experience performed in: Province of Parma
  • 08.45 am: Departure from Parma towards the “Highlands”.
  • 09.00 am: Meeting on site with a local host and visit to an authentic cheese dairy of Parmigiano-Reggiano PDO.

We have selected 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 since centuries ago 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!

  • 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. At the end of the visit tasting of 3 different ageings of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar PDO. 

  • 12.15/12.30 pm: Back to the province of Parma to visit a real Prosciutto di Parma PDO producer

You will see from the fresh meat production rooms to the ageing cellars 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.

  • 02.00 pm: end of activities and head back to Parma.

Type of tour: with transportation included, shared small group tour (up to aprox. 15 participants)

Availability: Tuesday – Thursday - Saturday (Available from March 3rd to November 28th 2020) 

Duration: 5 hrs 1/2 

Departure time:  8.45 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 by 06:45 pm of the day before (+39 0521218889) or write to: turismo@comune.parma.it) 

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

Cancellation policy: 

  • No fee up to 8 days before the starting day;
  • From 7 days to 3 days before the tour starting date: 50% penalty;
  • 48 hours' notice: 70% penalty;
  • 24 hours' notice: 100% penalty.

Inclusions: 

  • private transportation by car / minivan / minibus with English speaking driver 
  • owners as guides on site at the different locations (NO GUIDE ON BOARD)
  • tastings at the cheese dairy and at the Balsamic Vinegar producer 
  • tasting/lunch at the ham producer's
  • special “Food Valley” gift 
Exclusions:  
  • everything not mentioned in the inclusions.

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