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Small-group food tour with tasting: Parmesan cheese and Parma ham

Highlights
  • Taste Parma ham and Parmigiano Reggiano at the source

  • Sample traditional balsamic vinegar

  • Go off the beaten path with lunch at a small trattoria

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Small-group food tour with tasting: Parmesan cheese and Parma ham
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Visit a Parmigiano Reggiano and Parma ham production factory, and discover their flavors with an Italian and English-speaking guide.
$77.60
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Visit a Parmigiano Reggiano, Parma ham and traditional balsamic vinegar production factory, discover the unique flavors with an Italian and English-speaking guide and enjoy a typical Italian lunch.
$133.19
Overview

Taste the traditional flavors of Emilia Romagna with this all-day food tour. Go to the source of Parma ham and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and learn about how these exceptional products are made. Sample traditional balsamic vinegar and get a feeling for the local life with lunch at a small trattoria. Round-trip transportation from Parma on a mini shuttle bus is included.

What to Expect
Discover the secrets of Parma's most traditional products on a mini shuttle bus with your Italian and English-speaking guide. Meet your English-speaking guide in Piazza Garibaldi (tourist information office on Parma's main square) and start your tour at 9:30 AM.

First, stop at the Parmigiano Reggiano PDO production factory. Discover how milk is processed and transformed into Parmigiano Reggiano PDO. Find out why this extraordinary cheese can be preserved for years and why its quality improves over time without any chemical additives. Learn how to distinguish between cheese of different ageing thanks to a guided tasting.
Continue to the Parma Ham PDO production factory. See the production phases of this renowned kind of cold cut. Start from the meat processing and lose yourself in a journey of flavors until the tasting of the final product. End your tour with a tasting of Parma ham and savor its sweetness and unique flavor and return to Piazza Garibaldi at 1:30 pm. 
Optionally, keep discovering local delicacies and continue your journey with a light lunch in typical trattoria where you will try some of the most famous local dishes accompanied with a glass of wine. After lunch, enter an ancient acetaia and discover why every drop of balsamic vinegar is a true gem. Taste its exceptional quality, aroma and fragrance on a delicious guided tasting. Return to Piazza Garibaldi at approx. 4:30 PM.
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Reviewed 1 week ago
A must for parmigiano reggiano cheese lovers!

We choose the half day Parmesan Cheese and Parma Ham tour and my family really enjoyed it. The "Tasty Bus" left at the designated time and carried us through Parma to a lovely cheese farm who hosted us and toured us through their facility. Our...More

2  Thank P4677SMmelaniep
Reviewed June 17, 2018
TastyBus Food Tour in Parma, Half Day

This was a great way to see both Parmesan cheese and Parma ham production in Parma. The bus was a great way to see the sites, and was one of the less expensive options compared to some of the private visits where you must get...More

4  Thank robynsawyers
rossella b, Direttore generale at Maestro Travel Experience, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2018

Dear Robyn, Thank you so much for the review, I am glad to hear you've enjoyed your Tastybus experience! Safe travels, Rossella

Reviewed June 4, 2018
A great small food tour

Very nice tour in a local and family Parmigiano Reggiano small factory as well as a Parma ham factory. Our guide, Elisa, was really nice, polite, helpful and she really seemed to love her job. As far as organizing is concerned, everything was great. Punctuality,...More

1  Thank Maria K
rossella b, Direttore generale at Maestro Travel Experience, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2018

Dear Maria, Thank you so much for the review! I am glad to hear you've enjoyed the Tastybus experience and hope to see you in Parma again.

Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile
Tasty bus

The reviews are right! Lots of fun, informative & very well organised. The bus is comfortable, on time & drops you back in the heart of the city. The parmasean cheese factory tour included generous tastings of 12 mth to well aged parmasean, red cow...More

1  Thank snowchick2624
rossella b, Direttore generale at Maestro Travel Experience, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

Thank you so much for the review and recommendations! We are proud to share our gastronomic traditions with love and respect for them. Hope to see you in Parma again! Best regards, Rossella

Reviewed April 19, 2018
Sensational guide, who spoke english. Exceptionally knowledgeable. Great experience

I cannot recommend this company highly enough. We were running slightly late (trying to find a park in Parma), this wasn't an issue and our guide directed us to follow her to a parking station and waited for us. The tour was really well thought...More

2  Thank Kim L
rossella b, Direttore generale at Maestro Travel Experience, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2018

Dear Kim, Thank you so much for such a detailed and warm review! We are proud to share our gastronomic traditions with passion and respect, and we're happy to know that our guests enjoy their experience with us. Hope to see you in Parma again!...More

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