A private tour to taste, smell and feel the tradition of Emilia Romagna
Departure from Parma not later than 8. 30 am. Transfer to a cheese factory where I'll explain you all the phases of the making of the King of Cheeses, as well as its salting and ageing. At the end light tasting of Parmigiano-Reggiano.
At the end transfer to the hills of Parma and visit to a ham factory where I'll tell you everything about the Prosciutto di Parma, its origin, its making and its ageing.
The producers I go to are all small to middle size and the facilities are family owned/run.
Light tasting and return to Parma.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Parma.
For departure from other cities please contact me for pricing and program.
End location: Parma
The tour can end in other cities, contact me for pricing.
Duration: 4 hours
We'll leave from Parma at 8.30 am maximum, we'll go to the cheese factory first and then to the ham factory.
The factories aren't always the same, due to techincal reasons.
Return to Parma around 12.30 am.
I will transport you by my licensed minivan. Maximum passengers 8 (comfortable 6), air conditioned, new.
Groups bigger than 8 can contact me for agreements.
Guide service in English (Italian, French, Spanish and a bit of German also spoken).
Transportation by minivan.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
16 euro - The entrance fees to the cheese factory and to the ham factory must be paid on the spot. They both include the tasting.
You may consider an additional 10-20 euro for other extras, small pieces of Parmigiano, trays of Prosciutto di Parma or a bottle of wine. You will never feel forced to buy anything during the tour.
Entrance fees to the Cheese and Ham factories. The entrance includes the tasting.
I speak a bit of German but I am not licensed as a guide in German.
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We did a custom tour with Giulia to the cheese factory, Balsamic vinegar farm, lunch at a winery and ham factory afterwards. Overall a great experience. Giulia was very informative and knowledgeable. Her English is perfect. We had our own cars so we just followed her to the places we were visiting. While there she gave us explanations of the processes involved. Even during lunch she explained all the dishes and translated everything for us. Highly recommend her.