4 Madonne Caseificio dell'Emilia

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4 Madonne Caseificio dell'Emilia

4 Madonne Caseificio dell'Emilia
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Visiting our cheese factory,you can witness all the different phases of Parmigiano Reggiano processing first-hand:from the milk delivery to the finished wheels,following all the production phases,the warehouse containing around 33570wheels,the cutting room and the factory shop,where you can taste a range of aged cheeses.
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Amos Ber
Tel Aviv, Israel811 contributions
Couples
If you’re interested to know how they make this amazing cheese and in the end see thousands of Parmesan wheels which is an impressive sight then it’s for you. Yes it’s commercial and costs 15 euro with a small sampling of cheeses (where you can compare the differences between 12,18,24 and 36 months aged) in the end but your chances to fall on a small producer that will let you wonder for free between the workers is highly unlikely.
So is it worth it YES
Written February 5, 2020
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Jonathan S
Tel Aviv, Israel115 contributions
Family
Very enjoyable tour with a very good guide and very comprehensive explanation. It included a tasting at the end but apart from a brief explanation we were then left abruptly.
For the price more should have been made of the tasting. €15 each was slightly over priced in my opinion but still worth doing and enjoyable. We kind of knew this when we did it and we didn’t find any cheaper option so we went with it.
Visited with a 13 year old who enjoyed it.
Written July 1, 2022
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Lou
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Family
Extraordinary experience to watch the cheese made from beginning to end. What a process!
Seemed to blend age old techniques with modern technology.

Best of all we got to sample cheeses of various ages and purchase items to take with us as we relived our most excellent visit to Italy. We bought a variety and had samplings with balsamic vinegars as an appetizer before Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone loved it.
Written June 21, 2022
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Robert_Munique
Berchtesgaden, Germany37 contributions
The tour of the cheese factory itself was quite informative and entertaining. But we found it also to be a bit commercial - 15 euro per person is just too much for this kind of thing (just to put it into perspective, the Museum of the Vatican charges 17 euro). If you visit a place like this, you are per se interested in food and you are likely to buy something afterwards. So in my opinion, there is no need to charge for a visit, even if there is a little tasting at the end. Also, there were various tours going on at almost the same time, so it felt a bit rushed: When we arrive at the tasting, our guide immediately disappeared and went on to the next group, so there was no time for a little chat about what we just had learned. On your way out, you are forced to pass through the shop. Next time I'd rather visit a small family run business than a big factory like this.
Written January 6, 2020
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Ivan K
Marija Bistrica, Croatia54 contributions
Family
This is was one of the highlights of my trip. As a big fan of Parmigiano Reggiano, I just could not miss the opportunity to travel to Modena and visit this dairy where Parmigiano Reggiano is produced. 4 Madonne is one great example of such dairy. It's recommended that you book you tour one week advanced as there is limit on number of people that can join the tour.

For two adults and two kids (7 & 13) we paid the tour 55 EUR. Tour consists of 1 hour guide through all the stages of cheese production (visiting processing areas and cheese warehouse) and at the end there is tasting session where you can taste Parmigiano Reggiano as well some other dairy products.

Tour was excellent and very informative, I would highly recommend it to everyone. There is also local shop where you can buy many different kind on cheeses and dairy product at good prices.
Written July 1, 2019
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YosKon
Kadima, Israel39 contributions
Family
We've visited the diary and joined a guided tour of the diary and Parmesan production.

It was interesting accompanied by nice and tasty cheese and cold cuts tasting

We had the "Red Tour" which worth the fee we paid.

Enjoy!
Written April 16, 2017
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Adam M
Easton, PA17 contributions
Family
The tour was a fantastic experience and Pamela was a superb guide. She gave us the tour in English (in which she is flawlessly fluent), and she explains the entire production process in a fun and easy to understand manner. Pamela made sure that my 11 year old enjoyed the experience by engaging him in a dialogue and letting him be the "new employee" at a few of the stations. I think he enjoyed inspecting the aged wheels the most! Although he was reluctant to go on the tour initially, he admitted afterward that he had a very good time and learned a lot. I also learned far more than I expected to. Honestly, this was one of the highlights of our trip. Try to book an early morning tour (ours was at 9:15) to observe the production process, which is over by mid-morning each day. It's worth seeing things happening rather than just hearing about it.

The shop has all their products for sale as well as other local specialties, such as Lambrusco wine and local meat. If you are from the US, it's ok to bring hard cheese back into the country. I bought some to remember our visit.

If you are driving, the caseificio is easy to find with a GPS, and it wouldn't be difficult if you only have a map, too. Well worth a trip if you are in Modena or Maranello. We comfortably visited 4 Madonne and the two Ferrari museums in one day with time to spare.
Written January 2, 2015
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Captain_J_Spaulding
Miami, FL329 contributions
Couples
We had some time in Modena and wanted to explore some of the outlying areas as well as the local products that are manufactured, so to these ends we booked a tour at 4 Madonne to see the process involved in making Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. We were met at the plant by Pamela Landi, a delightful woman who guided us (after first donning surgical-like gowns) through the entire procedure associated with the creation of one of the most recognized products in the world. From the twice-daily collecting of milk to the end result, Pamela moved throughout the building showing us each step and explaining its importance to the total process. She answered all of our questions and allowed us to take as many pictures as we wanted (even taking them herself so both of us could be in the shot). It was a fascinating and informative tour which only took approximately one hour and yes, if you so desired, there was a tasting of 3-4 differently aged Parmigiano Reggiano cheeses as well as the factory's homemade Ricotta, which just results as a byproduct of the skimmed excesses from the cheese manufacturing process itself. The tour itself is free and the tasting is only €5, which is well worth paying to be able to sample the freshest cheese you'll probably be able to taste.

The tours can be reserved (per an instructional card that was provided) through the website parmigianoreggiano.com, while the plant is just outside Modena and can be reached easily if you're driving or by taxi. TRAVELER TIP: Since we were not driving and taxis would charge for the distance from the origin point to the final destination (and back again for the return), we decided to combine this tour with one to a balsamic vinegar producer that was nearby. We consulted with the very nice and helpful Francesca, a representative of Modenatur (Via Scudari 8/10) an agency only one street behind the Modena Tourism offices. Francesca made several calls and gave us multiple options on how best to proceed. In the end, we opted for a private driver (ask for Fabio - he's great!) who picked us up promptly at the hotel, drove us to 4 Madonne and waited, then to the balsamic producer, where he waited again. Since we finished somewhat earlier than expected, he threw in a drive to the Ferrari museum where again he waited (and took pictures of us as well), until it was time to drive us back into town.
Written January 1, 2015
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Charles C
Salt Lake City, UT133 contributions
We stopped by this cheese factory for a group tour. We really enjoyed the stop. The staff was very friendly and our guide full of information. We visited all areas of the process, from the milk being delivered to the final product. The most interesting area is the area they store the cheese wheels to age. There are thousands of them all taken care of by a robotic system. How interesting. At the end of the tour we were able to taste different aged cheese. There is quite a bit of difference! There is also a store selling cheese, balsamic and some pasta. It was a fun stop.
Written October 19, 2019
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Catherine M
Nutley, NJ10 contributions
This was an excellent tour given by the granddaughter of the family who started this operation. She was extremely knowledgeable of the production process and spoke English very well. She also brought her son along in a stroller who was very well behaved. The tastings after the tour was very good accompanied by a local white wine. Highly recommend this tour.
Written September 17, 2019
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