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Salumificio La Perla

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Parma, Italy
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Mark R wrote a review May 2022
San Diego, California40 contributions36 helpful votes
Not much of a tour other than seeing the various rooms. Owner is very nice. The quality of the Parma ham is mediocre. Too salty versus some of the other providers…
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Date of experience: May 2022
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jacques C wrote a review May 2022
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My family went for a tour and tasting at La Perla.Not only do you get to see the beautiful country of Parma Italy driving to La Perla you get to experience a farm that makes one of the best Parma prosciutto. Silvia led us through a lunch of prosciutto,parmesan reggiano,bread and wine from the region.We also had a plate of beautifully prepared ravioli. La Perla is a must stop for any cook or someone interested to see the time and effort that goes into one of the best prosciutto.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Charles C wrote a review Oct 2019
Salt Lake City, Utah133 contributions88 helpful votes
It takes a while to get here but the scenery in great and the view out over the valley below is beautiful. We had a lunch on arrival at a large communal table, (we were a large group) which was very good. The service staff was excellent in taking care of us. Following that we dressed in gowns and caps so we could take a quick tour of the plant. We were led by a wonderful guide, Silvia, who told us all about the process and aging that needs to be done. We viewed many shoulders of pork hanging on racks waiting to reach the perfect age. Interesting to be sure. If you have the time be sure and stop.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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The_Concierge_8 wrote a review Jul 2019
Trinidad and Tobago3242 contributions750 helpful votes
We visited La Perla as one stop on our escorted group tour. The owner greeted us warmly and showed us the various drying and curing stages of his hams which are the back legs & thighs only of the pigs. Very interesting if you’ve never been exposed to anything like this before. It’s not the most in-depth tour and it may not be considered by many to be their idea of a ‘tour’, but more of a walk-through of various rooms that vary in size and temperature followed by a question & answer session with the owner. It was an eye-opener into the business of Parma ham. Loved seeing the horse bone used to test the readiness of the dried meat. Wish we could have seen it being used though! After the tour, we were treated to generous sampling platters upstairs complete with bottled water and wine. And we had time to browse the gift shop and make purchases after. There were good clean washrooms and a guestbook for signing. We noticed the newspaper articles on the wall, one featuring the owner Carlo posing with Guy Fieri who had visited prior. It is very nice for Carlo and his lovely daughter (the marketing and PR brains behind the business) to have Mr. Fieri’s endorsement as it speaks to the quality of the meats, cheeses and other items they produce. We not only enjoyed a great time here; we’ve got some cool photos dressed in sanitary food gear for our Christmas card! If you’re in the area, make sure Carlo’s place (da Carlo sala degustazione) is on your tour wish list.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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happy to help wrote a review May 2019
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This is a poor excuse for a factory tour of any sort. I have been to many production factories all over the world. To have someone stand there and say this is what we do and show you a couple of hundred hams hanging is far from learning/seeing the process of proscuitto making. A really poor excuse for an educational tour.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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