Taste 2 of the most famous food products of Parma on a 4-hour tour to a Parmigiano Reggiano (Parmesan) cheese factory and a Parma Ham processing plant. Discover how they are made, including the ageing process that gives them their distinctive flavors.
What to Expect
Explore 2 gastronomic legends of Parma on a 4-hour tasting tour of the region’s fabled Parmesan Cheese and Parma Ham food produce. Known throughout the world, the delicacies were first produced in this small area of north Italy more than 1,000 years ago, and are still made in the region according to strict standards.
Meet your guide at 08:45 to make the most of the morning, and transfer to a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese factory to learn the cheese-making process and how the name became protected. Watch as the cheese emerges from its copper vats, then taste some delicious samples that have been aged for 2 years.
Back on the road, drive south to a Parma Ham factory where your guide will lead you through huge warehouses crammed full of hams. Get an explanation of the process of salting that gives the ham its unique flavor before tasting some fine examples.
What's Not Included
- Entrance fees at the cheese and ham factories
- Tastings at the cheese and ham factories