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Parma Food Tour with Tastings and Lunch

Parma Food Tour with Tastings and Lunch
Tours & Sightseeing > Full-day Tours > All-day Tour
$100
Duration: 8 hours
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Description

Learn about the culinary traditions of Parma on this amazing 8-hour tour. Explore a cheese factory, a ham producing factory and a traditional balsamic vinegar factory with an expert gourmet guide and taste these delicacies directly from their producers. Enjoy a delicious 3-course lunch including our most traditional dishes matched with excellent local wines.

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.

Learn about the culinary traditions of Parma on this amazing 8-hour tour. Explore a cheese factory, a ham producing factory and a traditional balsamic vinegar factory with an expert gourmet guide and taste these delicacies directly from their producers. Enjoy a delicious 3-course lunch including our most traditional dishes matched with excellent local wines.