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Private Emilia Romagna Food Tour from Parma or Bologna

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    Half-Day Tour (5 Hours): Choose the half-day tour and get picked-up at your hotel or another designated meeting point in the center of Parma to commence this fun food-themed tour of the region. If you're driving your own car, pick up your guide in Parma and begin the tour of northern Italian deliciousness in Emilia Romagna.
    The first stop is at a diary to sample some of the famed Parmesan (or Parmigiano) cheese. Often referred to as the 'King of Cheese,' Parmesan is aged for 12, 18 or 24 months and has a slightly different taste for each age. Learn about the process of making this amazing cheese and, of course, try some yourself.
    Next up: stop by a producer of prosciutto. In Parma, this cured ham is famed the world over. Learn about the process of curing prosciutto and sample some of the melt-on-your palate pork. After, visit the medieval town of Torrechiara for a photo op in front of the imposing 15th-century castle.
    Move on to lunch in a wine cellar in Parma where you'll get the chance to munch on cured meats, locally made cheeses and homemade cakes. Wash it all down with a glass of Malvasia or Lambrusco, a lovely sparkling red wine from the region. When you're done, head back to Parma or Bologna where the tour ends by being dropped off at your hotel or your own designated drop off point.
    Full-Day Tour (7 Hours):
    Follow the tour above as part of your morning itinerary. Then, post lunch, go try some authentic balsamic vinegar in Modena and Reggio Emilia, handcrafted by masters whose techniques go back to the Middle Ages. Learn how balsamic is made and taste some of it, as the guide instructs on what makes excellent balsamic vinegar.
    In the afternoon, return to Parma or Bologna (depending on option selected), where your tour concludes.
    Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.
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    Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

    We took the food tour from Parma. We got to visit the factories for Parmesan, prosciutto, balsamic vinegar, and had a great meal at a beautiful old mill restaurant. Monica our tour guide was excellent. She spoke perfect English and was able to answer every...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Christopher H
    foodvalley74, Owner at Food Valley Travel & Leisure, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you so much for your kind review! It has been a pleasure to have you here and we hope to see you again in the Food Valley to show you other amazing products!..

    Reviewed June 5, 2019 via mobile

    Truly a great experience for those who are curious about Italian food and wine culture, especially given the simplicity of Italian food. We truly felt we had a much deeper understanding behind the art of great cheesemaking. Our guide (Monica) was informative, to-the-point, and conversational....More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Kevinandbetty
    foodvalley74, Owner at Food Valley Travel & Leisure, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2019

    Thank you so much for your kind review!.. We will inform for sure Monica.. she'll be very happy to read your words.. It's been a pleasure to have you here in the Food Valley.. let's hope to see you again!..

    Reviewed June 5, 2019

    Alice Rossi is an amazing, informative and personal tour guide, who quickly becomes a friend sharing her special town and its treasures. She created a personal tour of a Parma ham factory, local Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese factory, balsamic vinegar production at an excellent winery/vinegar producer, topped...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Dan H
    foodvalley74, Owner at Food Valley Travel & Leisure, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2019

    Thank you so much for your kind review! It's been a real pleasure to have you here in the Food Valley..

    Reviewed May 21, 2019

    Monica, our guide, was a delight. We arranged a half day tour where we drove. It ended up that she drove her own car and we followed, but that wasn't a problem. We were in the production facilities of both places (Parmegiano Reggiano and Prosciutto...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Twozags
    foodvalley74, Owner at Food Valley Travel & Leisure, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2019

    Thank you so much for your amazing review!.. This is really a reward for all our work.. hope to see you again in Emilia Romagna!..

    Reviewed May 10, 2019

    The first part of this full day tour went well and was very enjoyable, however the second part left much to be desired. We went to the working cheese operation and that was good. Next was a working culatello and prosciutto farm where we had...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank buckeye-dude
    foodvalley74, Front Office Manager at Food Valley Travel & Leisure, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2019

    Dear xx, we are sorry you did not like the overall of the experience and would like to immediately reply ...Still, can you pls. specify which is the tour you are reviewing? You are reviewing our "Private Emilia Romagna Food Tour from Parma or Bologna"...More

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