Tastes of Parma: Parmigiano Cheese and Prosciutto

Join our special tour to discover how the most famous traditional foods of Parma are made! Visit the small family-run businesses and enjoy tasting of their products.
Food tasting, Local activities
€170.00
  • 2 persons and more: €95.00 per person
  • 3 persons and more: €85.00 per person
  • 4 persons and more: €75.00 per person
  • 5 persons and more: €65.00 per person
  • 6 persons and more: €55.00 per person
  • 7 persons and more: €50.00 per person
  • 8 persons and more: €45.00 per person
Date

When to book - availability

All year long
Languages: English, Italian
Duration: 3 hours
Group size: 1-8
Description

All the plants are small and family runned, no industrial productions, so we can translate the words of the makers as it happens, and share knowledge and moments with our Italian food masters.

Itinerary of tastes of Parma tasting tour

8.30 Meeting with the guide by the Parmigiano Cheese producer.

The cheese factory is located in Parma’s surrounding. We have more then one dairies to visit, the name of the location, according to availability, will be communicate at the booking

8.30 – 10.00 Visit of Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese production

You will watch behind the scenes the master cooking, separating the rich whey and lifting this magnificent DOP product and gain sight into the particular methodology he uses. The shaping and salting rooms are equally enthralling as we begin to realise the enormous amount of care and daily toil this product requires. Moving on from the salting vaults we enter the ageing room: the stagionatura. Here among 2000 wheels is where the fullest, richest aroma ignites the senses as we learn how after 12 months the Consorzio experts, test and skillfully hammer the cheeses before the ritual of branding. Only then do the 38 kilogram wheels that pass this test finally mature on wood for 2 or more years. Tastings of different seasoned cheese at the end.

10.00 – 10.15 drive to Langhirano area

10.15 – 11.00 Visit of Prosciutto di Parma

We will see where the fresh haunches are selected an salted. Then visit the cooling, salting and “resting” rooms, each emulating the traditional winter to spring curing seasons. Best of all we will take you to the cellar branding areas where the “Naso” or master nose deciphers the perfume of only the perfect product for the ultimate branding of the twin crowns of Parma Ham – fit for the tables of the top restaurants of Parma, Italy and the World.

After the visit of the Prosciutto producer, you willl be taken to a food boutique nearby, at the foothill of beautiful Torrechiara castle, for a little tasting of Prosciutto and typical Parma’s specialities

NOTE:

These are private and self driven tours.

A car is essential for your visit; the farms are located in different areas (depending on the land of origin of the products) and it s not possible to take public transport to transfer from one plant to the other. If you have not a car, we can offer you with a surcharge a small economy car for rental ( we can deliver it at your hotel in Parma, or at Parma train station) You can drive it yourself all along the tour. Otherwise, if you prefer not to driver, we offer you a private chauffeur driven service, by fully licensed Chauffeuring Company, with professional drivers and luxury vehicles, for your full comfort and safety. Feel free to ask for the prices

What's included

Visit at local producers' plants Tastings

What's not included

Transport

Cancellations

Cancel up to 2 days before to get a full refund.

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