Taste parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar on a small group full-day tour of Emilia Romagna from Bologna. Visit a vinegar cellar in Modena, learn how the parmesans of Parma and Reggio Emilia are produced, and sample the region’s produce in an osteria.
What to Expect
Visit the local food producers of Emilia-Romagna, and sample high quality parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar on a small group tour of the factories where they are produced.
Traveling in groups of between 2-4 people for a more personalized experience, depart Bologna at 07:30 for the countryside of Emilia-Romagna. Legendary for its food produce, towns such as Modena, Parma, and Reggio Emilia produce flavors that have been perfected over the centuries.
Learn the various stages that go into making a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, better known around the world as “parmesan.” Taste samples from each stage of production, and learn how the flavor develops when it is aged for 12, 24, or 36 months.
Stop for a lunch of handmade pasta at a typical osteria, and sample what's in season, including the region’s legendary truffle, while enjoying stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
Next, explore the intense flavors of balsamic vinegars that are aged in vinegar cellars. The Aceto Balsamico di Modena sold in supermarkets is industrially produced in less than 3 months, but real balsamico is kept in wooden barrels for at least 12 years, and sometimes up to 50 years, following a 500-year-old tradition.
- English-speaking guide
- Tastings and guided tour at the food factories
Know Before You Go
• Please wear comfortable shoes, and note that the floor of the cheese factory can be wet