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Enjoy a Private Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Tour & Tasting with a Local in Parma

Enjoy a Private Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Tour & Tasting with a Local in Parma
Food, Wine & Nightlife > Food Tours > Culinary & Gourmet Tour
$45
Duration: 2 hours
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Description

Get an early start for this unique tour and tasting of Parmigiano Reggiano at a family-owned cheese factory. Bertinelli is unique because they own the entire supply chain from the pastures to the cows to the dairy. In addition to the production cycle, the brines and aging rooms, you will have the opportunity to see the making of Parmigiano Reggiano and the cheesemaker working with his hands in the cauldrons feeling the "birth" of the king of the cheeses. See how milk turns into cheese, and learn about the natural aging process at Bertinelli.

After your tour, sit down for a tasting of three aged cheeses and a special cream of parmesan on bread. Learn how to use all your senses when tasting starting from the smell, to the texture, the look and the taste. As you enjoy your cheese paired with nuts, bread and balsamic vinegar, you will also learn about how cheese is incorporated in regional cuisine and culture as well as how to cut it and pair it with foods.

Parma native Monia is a cheese expert who will be your private guide for your Parmigiano Reggiano tour and tasting at the Bertinelli cheese facility. The Bertinelli Farm was founded in 1800, on the hills of Medesano, in the province of Parma. This farm has been producing the milk for Parmigiano Reggiano for over 200 years.

Monia is passionate about the local produce in her area and is delighted to introduce you to how authentic Parmigiano Reggiano cheese is produced in this modern facility. She will describe the production process and explain why Parmigiano can only be produced specifically in the Parma area and how it becomes Parmigiano after the maturation period.

Get an early start for this unique tour and tasting of Parmigiano Reggiano at a family-owned cheese factory. Bertinelli is unique because they own the entire supply chain from the pastures to the cows to the dairy. In addition to the production cycle, the brines and aging rooms, you will have the opportunity to see the making of Parmigiano Reggiano and the cheesemaker working with his hands in the cauldrons feeling the "birth" of the king of the cheeses. See how milk turns into cheese, and learn about the natural aging process at Bertinelli.

After your tour, sit down for a tasting of three aged cheeses and a special cream of parmesan on bread. Learn how to use all your senses when tasting starting from the smell, to the texture, the look and the taste. As you enjoy your cheese paired with nuts, bread and balsamic vinegar, you will also learn about how cheese is incorporated in regional cuisine and culture as well as how to cut it and pair it with foods.