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Parma Food Tour with Tastings and Lunch

Highlights
  • Private Parma food tour including an authentic local lunch
  • See Parmigiano Reggiano be made, and learn about its ageing process
  • Visit a Parma ham production house to see the different curing phases
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Parma Food Tour with Tastings and Lunch
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Overview
Discover the food of Parma during a day-long private tour of the city's culinary highlights. The experience includes a visit to a Parmigiano Reggiano factory, a Parma ham production house, and a balsamic vinegar acetaia as well as a traditional local restaurant for lunch and wine. When you book, you can opt to have included transport or use your own vehicle to save a few euros.
What to Expect
Leaving Parma, you will first stop at a cheese factory to see how milk is transformed into Parmigiano Reggiano. You will also discover how this cheese, devoid of any chemical additives, can be aged for years to improve its quality. You will then learn to recognize the various aging stages by enjoying a tasting led by an expert.

Proceed to learn about Parma Ham. In the ham producing house, you will see every phase of the curing of the meat and then taste the final result, yielded by meticulous aging.

Move on to a local restaurant where you can enjoy all the delicious products of the area, including local wines such as Lambrusco and Malvasia. You can also enjoy different salamis, as well as the tortelli d’erbetta, a round shaped pasta stuffed with ricotta and herbs which is a local specialty. For dessert, you will try the famous sbrisolona and other dry pies. Your lunch will also include water, wine and coffee.

After lunch, round your tour off with a visit of a "acetaia", where a member of the owner’s family will reveal all secrets of traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena and Reggio Emilia.
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1 - 5 of 9 reviews

Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile
Good Choice

We booked the private Cheese and Ham tour with lunch. Our guide picked us up at our hotel. We first went to the cheese factory then the Ham. After had a very tasty lunch. Our guide was pleasant and courteous explaining in detail each of...More

Thank CDM49
Reviewed 2 July 2018
One of the highlights of our trip!

We only had a day in Parma during our trip and this was an excellent and efficient way to get a taste for the region- literally! The tours of the Parm cheese, ham and vinegar production facilities were fascinating, and our wonderful tour guide Elisa...More

Thank Leslie G
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile
Fantastic, fun, informative, and delicious!!

Wow, we had such a great time on this tour. We originally signed up for the half day, but quickly realized we wanted to stay for the full day - which was absolutely no issue at all with our guide! She was fantastic - funny,...More

Thank Caroline M
rossella b, Direttore generale at Maestro Travel Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Dear Caroline, Thank you so much for the review! Happy to hear you've enjoyed your Tastybus foodie experience and hope it will encourage you to visit Parma again :)

Reviewed 10 June 2018
A Fruitful Tour

Piazza Garibaldi is at least 20 minutes walk from train station. Need to get sufficient to walk there. - Visited a Parmigiano Reggiano production factory. Taste Parmigiano Reggiano of different ageings - 12 months, 24 months, 36 months and 48 months. - Visited a Parma...More

Thank Stephanie_CaronSC
rossella b, Direttore generale at Maestro Travel Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Dear Stephanie, thank you so much for taking time to write the review. I am very concerned that you didn't fully enjoy the tour. The Tastybus is a public group tour, that's why it departs from the main square in Parma, piazza Garibaldi and we...More

Reviewed 28 May 2018
FANTASTIC DAY !!!

Absolutely fantastic day with our lovely guide Silvia ! We learned so many things on each visit !!! Paolo's cheese factory and tasting is fabulous. The Acetaia Picci teached us the whole balsamic vinegar process and gave us the chance to taste them aferwards. We...More

Thank Sophie L
rossella b, Direttore generale at Maestro Travel Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Dear Sophie and Yves, Thank you again for such warm words, we are happy you've enjoyed your foodie experience in Parma. Best wishes, Rossella

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