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From Parma: Parmigiano and Parma Ham Guided Food Tour

From Parma: Parmigiano and Parma Ham Guided Food Tour

Activity provider: Timonfaya Travel Lanzarote

From US$ 104.17 per person

Discover the secrets of two worldwide famous products of Italy with a local guide. Visit a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese factory and a Parma ham factory with cheese, ham, and wine samplings included.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Instructor
English, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit a local Parmigiana cheese factory and see the cheese-making process
  • Learn all about the production process from farm to plate
  • Sample 3 types of cheese paired with local wine
  • Visit a Parma ham farmhouse and meet the people who produce the products
  • Taste Parma ham samples paired with a glass of local wine
Full description

Visit a traditional Parmigiano Reggiano cheese factory and learn the secrets of one of the most celebrated ingredients of Italy. Watch the cheese makers at work and taste some cheese with honey and local wine. See how the cheese – protected by the EU – is still produced following traditional methods. Watch the cheese makers pull the product from the milk vats and visit the shaping and salting rooms before going to the stagionatura where the cheese is aged. Savor the sight and smell of thousands of wheels of cheese. Then, taste the delicious cheese with some honey and local wine. After the cheese factory take a short drive to the Parma ham factory.

Go to the cellar branding area and see where the meat is cooled, salted, and rested. Taste cold cuts with local wines. Visit an organic Parma ham farm and meet the producer. Finally, taste delicious Parma ham paired with a glass of Malvasia.

Includes
  • Parmigiana cheese factory tour
  • Parma Ham factory tour
  • 3 aged Parmigiano tastings
  • Parma ham tasting
  • A glass of local wine and a glass of Malvasia sparkling wine
  • Pickup and drop-off from the NH hotel in Parma
  • Tips
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  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at the NH hotel. Go to the Parma station, north exit Falcone/Borsellino, and reach the NH hotel on the right. The van will be waiting at the bus parking area in front of the hotel. After 10 minutes passed the scheduled time for pickup, the vehicle will leave for its destination. https://goo.gl/maps/rKRNJAmEfvqUW7YM8

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

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  • Dietary requirements can be accommodated for if communicated in advance
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 29 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    5/5

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Awesome experience! Mattia was so knowledgeable about the typical products of Parma, especially the Parmigiano Reggiano and Prosciutto Parma. It was also amazing seeing and hearing about the production from start to finish. As well as all this, we got some recommendations about where to go for lunch after the tour and what to visit in Parma! Highly recommend!

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January 17, 2023

The parma tour was great! We were picked up from the hotel at the agreed time. We got a private tour with an enthusiastic guide, it was very pleasant and interesting. After the tour we got a nice plate of Parma ham with a glass of wine. Afterwards, of course, I also bought some Parma ham for home. Conclusion: had a very nice afternoon, it was well worth it!

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March 6, 2022

The duration of the tour should be 2 hours, including arrival and departure, but over 3 1/2 hours. Which is fine too. But you should also specify it in such a way that the time of arrival and departure is added. If you had planned something else later, it would have been very difficult to implement it.

August 13, 2020

Product ID: 337331