HIGHLIGHTS:

Thorough visit of  ALL the Parmigiano-Reggiano production steps  from cow breeding to ageing, exclusive location, Regional Natural Reserve, panoramic views 

Parma (Parma)

AVAILABLE: Monday to Friday 

WHERE: Sala Baganza (20 km south-east of 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 Sala Baganza

 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!

 

Join us and discover this unique production site of Parmigiano-Reggiano PDO located in one of Emilia-Romagna’s natural reserves and run according to both the most traditional techniques and an innovative, far-sighted and sustainable breeding method, thus taking care of the entire production chain. 

The Montecoppe dairy has another plus: it has been re-designed by the internationally renowned architect Guido Canali in the name of the perfect blend between ancient and modern building patterns and the most profound respect for the surrounding landscape.

The dairy tour includes a visit to the breeding stables, the production room, the wheels drying cellar and of course a rich tasting at the end.

Inclusions:

  • dairy staff at disposal for the guided tour (2 hours)
  • guided visit to dairy
  • guided visit to the cow stables
  • 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.
  • Our drivers are NOT driver-guides, since this kind of professional profile is forbidden by the Italian law.
  • 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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