- Discover the quintessential foods of Parma
- Enjoy a series of delicious tastings direct from the producers
Emilia-Romagna is one of Italy’s most legendary food producing regions. This is the home not only of Parma ham and Parmesan cheese, but also balsamic vinegar and the traditional Bolognese sauce. On this guided tour from the city of Parma, you’ll visit working factories to learn how some of these quintessentially Italian products are created, and also enjoy a number of mouthwatering tastings. Discover how milk is processed and transformed into the famous Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, why it can be preserved for years with no chemical additives, its flavours only becoming enhanced with time, and how to distinguish cheeses from different stages of the aging process.
Then it’s on to the Parma Ham PDO factory, where you’ll be shown around to see the various different phases of a coldcut enjoyed around the world and often known as prosciutto. Dry cured, thin cut and served uncooked, the ham from this region is some of the most prized in all of Italy. The flavours you’ll find here are simply out of this world - a million miles from what you’d find in most supermarkets. Throughout this delectable Parma tour your guide will inform you all about the history behind these foods, making for a fascinating foodie’s day out.