Parma: Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese Tour

Parma: Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese Tour

From $77.40 per person

Visit a traditional Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese factory and learn the secrets of one of the most celebrated ingredients of Italy. Dating back 9 centuries, you will learn all about this EU-protected product of Italy with a tasting at the end.

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Duration 2 hours
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English, Italian
Pickup included
Your Parma accommodation.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit a traditional Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese factory
  • Learn the secrets of one of the most celebrated ingredients of Italy
  • Taste Parmesan cheese
  • Enjoy a wine tasting
Full description
Learn the origins of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese throughout a visit to a cheese factory in Parma. Hear how this cheese, protected by the EU, is still produced following traditional methods. Exclusively made in the Zona Tipica of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, and parts of Bologna and Mantova, Parmesan cheese dates back over 9 centuries. Watch the cheese makers pull the product from the milk vats, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the process of cooking and separating the whey. You'll then visit the shaping and salting rooms, before going to the stagionatura where the cheese is aged. Savor the sight and smell of thousands of wheels of cheese, and learn about the strict tests performed by the Consorzio, such as hammering the cheeses before the fire-branding ritual. Finally, taste the delicious cheese accompanied by some honey and local wine.
Includes
  • Parmesan cheese tasting
  • Parmesan factory visit
  • Wine tasting
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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we had a great trip. our questions were all answered. the dairy was very nice and we were taken to. Our guide took a lot of time for us and gave us a few local tips. really highly recommended.

May 13, 2021

The tour was very informative and super interesting. All questions were answered and a lot of time was taken for us. I can only recommend the tour to everyone.

September 11, 2020

Very interesting, great guide

September 11, 2021

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