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Parma Food Tour with Tastings and Lunch

Highlights
  • Private Parma food tour including an authentic local lunch
  • See Parmigiano Reggiano be made, and learn about its ageing process
  • Visit a Parma ham production house to see the different curing phases
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Parma Food Tour with Tastings and Lunch
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Overview
Discover the food of Parma during a day-long private tour of the city's culinary highlights. The experience includes a visit to a Parmigiano Reggiano factory, a Parma ham production house, and a balsamic vinegar acetaia as well as a traditional local restaurant for lunch and wine. When you book, you can opt to have included transport or use your own vehicle to save a few euros.
What to Expect
Leaving Parma, you will first stop at a cheese factory to see how milk is transformed into Parmigiano Reggiano. You will also discover how this cheese, devoid of any chemical additives, can be aged for years to improve its quality. You will then learn to recognize the various aging stages by enjoying a tasting led by an expert.

Proceed to learn about Parma Ham. In the ham producing house, you will see every phase of the curing of the meat and then taste the final result, yielded by meticulous aging.

Move on to a local restaurant where you can enjoy all the delicious products of the area, including local wines such as Lambrusco and Malvasia. You can also enjoy different salamis, as well as the tortelli d’erbetta, a round shaped pasta stuffed with ricotta and herbs which is a local specialty. For dessert, you will try the famous sbrisolona and other dry pies. Your lunch will also include water, wine and coffee.

After lunch, round your tour off with a visit of a "acetaia", where a member of the owner’s family will reveal all secrets of traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena and Reggio Emilia.
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Reviews (17)
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Reviewed November 2, 2018
Insightful food tour

I enjoyed every minute of this full day tour on a sunny Saturday in September. Our guide, Giacomo, was knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting. As well as taking us through all stages of the manufacturing processes, we had generous tastings, including wine, at...More

1  Thank Iris48
rossella b, General Manager at Maestro Travel Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for so kind words about us and the TastyBus tour! I hope to see you again in Parma :) Best wishes, Rossella

Reviewed November 1, 2018
A tasty, fascinating and comfortable tour!

This is a long tour but packed with information about the region, the history, and all aspects of creating parmesan cheese, parma ham and balsamic vinegar (the last only if you do the full day tour). A wonderful host/tour guide -- so much interesting information!...More

Thank Gayle W
rossella b, General Manager at Maestro Travel Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for taking time and writing a review here! i'm happy to hear you've enjoyed our TastyBus tour. Hope to see you in Parma again. Safe travels, Rossella

Reviewed September 27, 2018
Full day tour with driver and lunch

We had the opportunity to spend the day with Elisa and learn all things Parma....and what an amazing day it was! Elisa is a wealth of knowledge and passionate about her region and the food they make. We learned so much and it was a...More

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rossella b, General Manager at Maestro Travel Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Nicole, thank you so much for your review, I'm happy to hear you've enjoyed the full day TastyBus. I hope to see you again in Parma. Best Wishes, Rossella

Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile
Good Choice

We booked the private Cheese and Ham tour with lunch. Our guide picked us up at our hotel. We first went to the cheese factory then the Ham. After had a very tasty lunch. Our guide was pleasant and courteous explaining in detail each of...More

Thank CDM49
rossella b, Direttore generale at Maestro Travel Experience, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

Thank you so much for the feedback! Safe travels, Rossella

Reviewed July 2, 2018
One of the highlights of our trip!

We only had a day in Parma during our trip and this was an excellent and efficient way to get a taste for the region- literally! The tours of the Parm cheese, ham and vinegar production facilities were fascinating, and our wonderful tour guide Elisa...More

Thank Leslie G
rossella b, Direttore generale at Maestro Travel Experience, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

Dear Leslie, Thank you so much for such a positive feedback, we are happy you've enjoyed the tour with us! Elisa is sending you greetings :) Rossella

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Dave H
September 22, 2018|
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Response from Trippos2901 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Dave, We had a great experience with The Parma Food Tour and found it very easy to communicate with them, so I can only suggest you try and contact Viator or The Parma Food Tour directly for advice.
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