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Parma: Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Tasting Tour

by Curioseety
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Highlights

  • Visit a Parmigiano Reggiano traditional cheese factory

  • Learn the secrets of an Italian masterpiece

  • Taste some different Parmigiano samples

  • Toast with fine local wine

  • Learn from a local expert guide

Highlights

  • Visit a Parmigiano Reggiano traditional cheese factory

  • Learn the secrets of an Italian masterpiece

  • Taste some different Parmigiano samples

  • Toast with fine local wine

  • Learn from a local expert guide

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Parma: Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Tasting Tour

Activity Location

Parma

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Parma


Description

Visiting a “caseificio” (traditional cheese factory) is like going back in time. The “King of the cheeses” actually has very old origins and today, like nine centuries ago, Parmigiano Reggiano is still made following the same traditions and genuine methods. Parmigiano Reggiano cheese is protected by the European Union and can only be produced in a restricted area, the so called “zona tipica”, which includes the provinces of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, and a part of Bologna and Mantova.

You will see the cheese-makers starting to pull out the product from the milk vats. You will watch behind the scenes the master cooking, separating the rich whey and lifting this magnificent product, witnessing the particular methodology used.

The shaping and salting rooms are equally enthralling, and they are your next stop. Moving on from the salting vaults you enter the ageing room: the stagionatura, the most famous and photographed space of the “caseificio”.
Here, among thousands of Parmesan wheels whose aroma ignites the senses, you will learn about the strict tests performed by the Consorzio such as hammering the cheeses before the ritual of fire branding.
Finally,of course, you will taste this wonder with a dash of honey and some local wine. A truly special start to your day.


Inclusions

  • Visit to the cheese factory

  • Cheese-tasting

  • Local expert guide

  • Pick-up and drop off


Exclusions

  • Everything not mentioned in inclusions


Know Before You Book

  • Children under 6 are free

  • Please, let your provider (Curioseety) knows if you have any food allergy

  • Roundtrip transport is available from most centrally located Parma hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • You must be at least 18 years of age and present a valid photo ID in order to consume alcohol.


Parma: Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Tasting Tour ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

4.6 out of 5

5/5 Aug. 16, 2019

The tour guide was great the cheese factory was phenomenal really enjoyed the other people on the tour with us and it was a fantastic experience

3/5 Jul. 28, 2019

The tour itself was very good and informative. However, arranging the transportation part of the tour was problematic. After receiving a confirmation from Expedia, the tour operator contacted me and said there was no room. We were offered to travel by taxi to the farm for the tour which is what we did. I was charged full price for the tour that was to include round trip transport.