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Small-group food tour with tasting: Parmesan cheese and Parma ham

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  • Taste Parma ham and Parmigiano Reggiano at the source

  • Sample traditional balsamic vinegar

  • Go off the beaten path with lunch at a small trattoria

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Small-group food tour with tasting: Parmesan cheese and Parma ham
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Visit a Parmigiano Reggiano and Parma ham production factory, and discover their flavors with an Italian and English-speaking guide.
USD 78.26
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Visit a Parmigiano Reggiano, Parma ham and traditional balsamic vinegar production factory, discover the unique flavors with an Italian and English-speaking guide and enjoy a typical Italian lunch.
USD 134.34
Overview

Taste the traditional flavors of Emilia Romagna with this all-day food tour. Go to the source of Parma ham and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and learn about how these exceptional products are made. Sample traditional balsamic vinegar and get a feeling for the local life with lunch at a small trattoria. Round-trip transportation from Parma on a mini shuttle bus is included.

What to Expect
Discover the secrets of Parma's most traditional products on a mini shuttle bus with your Italian and English-speaking guide. Meet your English-speaking guide in Piazza Garibaldi (tourist information office on Parma's main square) and start your tour at 9:30 AM.

First, stop at the Parmigiano Reggiano PDO production factory. Discover how milk is processed and transformed into Parmigiano Reggiano PDO. Find out why this extraordinary cheese can be preserved for years and why its quality improves over time without any chemical additives. Learn how to distinguish between cheese of different ageing thanks to a guided tasting.
Continue to the Parma Ham PDO production factory. See the production phases of this renowned kind of cold cut. Start from the meat processing and lose yourself in a journey of flavors until the tasting of the final product. End your tour with a tasting of Parma ham and savor its sweetness and unique flavor and return to Piazza Garibaldi at 1:30 pm. 
Optionally, keep discovering local delicacies and continue your journey with a light lunch in typical trattoria where you will try some of the most famous local dishes accompanied with a glass of wine. After lunch, enter an ancient acetaia and discover why every drop of balsamic vinegar is a true gem. Taste its exceptional quality, aroma and fragrance on a delicious guided tasting. Return to Piazza Garibaldi at approx. 4:30 PM.
Reviews (15)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hesitant to book a group tour - but the high ratings are well deserved.

Always hesitant to book a group tour but the transport provided was a major draw since we didn't rent a car this trip. Since we weren't staying in Parma, we took the train from Modena and it was about a 15-20 min. walk from the...More

Thank mvginhongkong
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The Parma small-group food tour

No effort is spared on this tour. We did the full day tour which includes the Parma cheese and ham factories, a small lunch and the balsamic tasting. All very interesting and informative, not to mention the great taste of the items and the ride...More

Thank Winfried H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pretty amazing to learn what goes into making these products

We did the full day tour and are glad we did. The cheese and ham places were great but the in many ways the balsamic vinegar stop was most interesting. Our guide Lisa was born and raised in Parma so really knew the place, and...More

Thank DCnative94
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile
Food-tastic!

Loved this Parma tour. Our guide Monica was very friendly and knowledgeable about the parmigiana cheese and prosciutto production. Also the drive through the countryside was spectacular, the business owners were very warm and inviting and the tasting was delicious!! We will now look for...More

2  Thank Cindy105
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile
Highly recommend! See typical production w/ passionate guide with lots of knowledge

We took the half day tour and visited a small cheese factory & ham factory. The guide is very knowledgeable and passionate about the local products and speaks English very well. After seeing all the production steps, we got to taste different types of cheese...More

2  Thank Ole t
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Response from Cindy105 | Reviewed this property |
No, we met the bus in the main square of Parma which was a 15 minute walk from out hotel near the train station. It was very easy to find.
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