HIGHLIGHTS:

Thorough visit of the Parmigiano-Reggiano production steps till the ageing room

Final tasting

Duration: Half day
Departures from: Parma
Experience performed in: Province of Parma

AVAILABLE: Monday to Friday 

WHERE: Province of Parma (max 30 km from Parma)

FROM: Parma, Bologna, Modena, Piacenza, Milan

DURATION: 2 hours + transfer times

TYPE OF TOUR: niche, slow-pace, in-depth

TOUR TIME: 09:00 am in Parma area

 MEETING: Directly at the dairy (if self-drive); Your hotel / Train Station (if car&driver selected)

 

Once upon a time there was a secret place where the King of all cheeses was made by the skillful hands of the wisest men in the middle of green meadows, with happy cows pasturing all around and an enchanted forest as their natural background… and that place is still there!

Meet the guide directly at the dairy and start your visit of an authentic producer of Parmigiano-Reggiano PDO: you’ll discover how the King of all cheeses has been literally made by hand in the same way since the Benedictine monks invented it 10 centuries ago! From the curdling into the typical copper heaters to the salting and the final ageing in the so-called wheel cathedrals, you will be a privileged witness of almost all the steps of production of this out-and-out food icon. Tasting at the end.


You will join a shared tour made by the staff of the dairy. The producer can be max 30km far from the city center.

Inclusions:

  • dairy staff at disposal for the guided tour (2 hours)
  • guided visit to dairy
  • tasting of different ageings of Parmigiano Reggiano paired with jams and a glass of
    typical local wine at choice.

Exclusions: 

  • Everything not mentioned in the inclusions.

 

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.

 

Please note:

  • Program: the described program may undergo minor changes in the timings
  • Pick-ups: If you choose the car+driver option the price is calculated considering a pick-up from Parma or immediate surroundings (max 15 Km). Pick-ups from other locations can be purchased with a surcharge to be agreed upon by email request.
  • It is not guaranteed to see the craftsmen at work at every production: being artisanal and not industrial products, the working cycle is not repeated every day at the same time (eg. Traditional Balsamic Vinegar, wine making, Prosciutto di Parma, Culatello)

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