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Parma: Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese Tour

Parma: Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese Tour

Activity provider: Timonfaya Travel Lanzarote

From US$ 74.60 per person

Visit a traditional Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese factory and learn the secrets of one of the most celebrated ingredients of Italy. Dating back 9 centuries, you will learn all about this EU-protected product of Italy with a tasting at the end.

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Duration 2 hours
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English, Italian
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit a traditional Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese factory
  • Learn the secrets of one of the most celebrated ingredients of Italy
  • Taste Parmesan cheese
  • Enjoy a wine tasting
Full description
Learn the origins of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese throughout a visit to a cheese factory in Parma. Hear how this cheese, protected by the EU, is still produced following traditional methods. Exclusively made in the Zona Tipica of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, and parts of Bologna and Mantova, Parmesan cheese dates back over 9 centuries. Watch the cheese makers pull the product from the milk vats, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the process of cooking and separating the whey. You'll then 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, and learn about the strict tests performed by the Consorzio, such as hammering the cheeses before the fire-branding ritual. Finally, taste the delicious cheese accompanied by some honey and local wine.
Includes
  • Parmesan cheese tasting
  • Parmesan factory visit
  • Wine tasting
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

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

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 28 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    5/5

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For anyone who enjoys to cook with Parmigiano Reggiano—or to eat authentic Italian dishes made with it—we highly recommend this tour. This tour gave us a close-up look at how the cheese is made by inviting us to watch part of that day’s work. Following the tour we were treated to a tasting of different ages of Parmigiano Reggiano, paired with balsamic vinegar and wine. Thank you so much for the memorable and educational experience!

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December 10, 2022

Wonderful experience. Had the chance to see one of the owners of the cheese factory make the cheese and see the different rooms for each step of the process that the cheese goes through. We were able to taste the cheese with balsamic vinegar and wine, and it was amazing. Definitely worth the ticket purchase.

August 31, 2022

Loved this tour! Small factory, so really front row seats of the parmigiana process.. the guide was informative and polite without being overbearing!

November 7, 2022

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