Parmigiano cheese, wine cellar, balsamic vinegar
The tour is available from Mondays to Saturdays.
You will be picked up from your accommodation/location at 8:30am and from here we will head to the Parmigiano Cheese Factory. The tour commences with a brief history of Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese. You will then proceed inside the factory where you will be able to see the production of the cheese taking place beginning with watching the ‘Cheesemakers’ pulling the cheese from the milk vats. You will then be taken to the seasoning/storage rooms to see the final stages of production. At the end of the tour there will be a degustation of different aged Parmigiano Reggiano Cheeses. There is also the opportunity to buy local products from the on-sight shop.
From here we will then proceed to the winery which is located in a very pleasant, panoramic position in the hills of Parma and is surrounded by vineyards from which the typical Emilian wines are produced.
The tour commences in the vineyard with a brief on the history of the grapes and the estate. You will then proceed into the cellars where the guide will explain the whole wine making process.
At the end of visit there will be a degustation with tastings of different red and white local wines.
From here we will have lunch in a typical Italian restaurant where you will eat typical Parma food, such as Parmigiano Reggiano cheeses, Parma ham, torta fritta, tortelli erbetta and zucca, local wine of Lambrusco, cakes and espresso coffee.
To conclude our day we will travel to the Balsamic Vinegar farm house, in the city of Modena. This city is the only original area of production, controlled by the Consortium.
The food tour consists of an in depth explanation on how the balsamic vinegar is produced and you will be able to see firsthand all the stages of production.
At the end of the visit there will be a degustation with tasting of balsamic vinegars with our typical Lambrusco wine, Parmigiano Reggiano (parmesan) cheese and other typical products.
Prices include return transport from your accommodation or location, a private guide, entry into the facilities, lunch and a degustation at the conclusion of the visit.