Guided visit to PDO factories in Parma, with food tastings
Bologna

Half-Day Tasting Tour of Parma

4 h
Food, Wine & nightlife
Group
difficulty Easy
Bus
Wheelchair Not Accessible
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Tasting of Parmigiano Reggiano and Parma Ham from Parma

A fun half day in Parma is what you need if you are a food lover! On this half-day tour you will discover some flavors of Parma, including Parmigiano Reggiano and Proscuitto di Parma, accomapnied by a professional guide and a tour bus service.

Guided visit to PDO factories in Parma, with food tastings highlights: 

  • Discover the gastronomic tradition of Parma on this half day tasting tour
  • Explore the Parmigiano Reggiano cheese factory
  • Learn the secrets of how Parma ham is made
  • Spend a different half day, with a fun and interesting activity
  • Travel comfortably with a private vehicle for the group
Description: 

This Half-Day Food Tour has been specifically designed to introduce you to the wonderful delicacies of Parma in a few short hours. You will have the opportunity to discover the local companies around Parma that produce the famous Parmigiano Reggiano and Parma ham.

Parma Food Factories

The tour will start in the centre of Parma, where you will get onboard a shuttle bus or minivan that will take you from location to location to allow you to discover the secrets to the cuisine of Parma. You will travel comfortably in Parma surroudings, enjoying the views and waiting for the interesting visits and food tastings that are expecting you! 

Taste the Famous Parmigiano Reggiano

The first stop of the day will be a visit to a Parmigiano Reggiano factory. Made exclusively in this region, Parmigiano Reggiano is produced in dairies which comply with extremely strict regulations in order to protect the welfare of the animals. You will see the entire operation, from milking to the final processing of the cheese and the local farmer will explain you all the secrets of the production. The recipe of this cheese has remained unchanged since the Medieval age! After this you will have the opportunity to taste this delicious cheese. Buon appetito!

Visit the Prosciutto di Parma Company

The second stop will be a visit to a Parma Ham PDO production factory. You will discover the secrets of the processing and seasoning of this world famous Parma ham, a very interesting process which passes through several phases before the all important 12-month resting period. The ham legally recognised as Proscuitto di Parma only after that time range. After the guided visit and the explanations, it will be time to endulge your taste buds with the wonderful flavors of this ham, which is very sweet, if compared to other kinds of ham.
Return to the centre of Parma by shuttle. 

 Discover Other Activities in Bologna & Emilia!

If you are interested in tasting the traditional food and wine of Parma, do not miss out on the Half-Day Art and Gourmet Tour of Parma or the Cooking Lesson in a Countryside Villa!
 

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