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Permesan, Prosciutto and Balsamic Vinegar

  • Duration: 5.5 hours
  • Availability: Tuesday - Thursday - Saturday
  • Location: Parma, Italy

Taste the most famous and delicious products in the Parma/Reggio-Emilia area explained directly by their historical producers that have been working at the production of their specialties, day by day, generation after generation. 

9:00 Departure from Parma towards the producers

9:45 Meeting with a Parmigiano-Reggiano producer. This local host is a historical producer whose activity started back in 1846. This is one of the few producers where you can still see the production from start to end: from the cows grazing the grass, to the milking, to the final King of Cheeses. You will be fully immersed in the production and discover all the secrets of the "behind the scenes", having the chance to see the worldwide famous cheese walls.

10:45 Transfer to an authentic "Acetaia" (Balsamic Vinegar estate) in the province of Reggio-Emilia, where you will be shown ancient barrels of Traditional Balsamic Vinergar and learn to discern the real Balck Gold from the dressings you normally find at the grocery store. At the end of this visit, you will taste 3 different ageings.

12:15 Back in the Parma area to see a real Prosciutto di Parma producer: you will see the salting, visit the ageing cellars and finally, enjoy a lunch with other local cured meats, homemade cakes, local wine, water and coffee.

14:00 Transfer back to Parma.

  • Visit a family-run, Parmesan cheese dairy with tasting
  • Visit to a century-old, Balsamic Vinegar producer with tasting
  • Visit to a local Prosciutto Producer and enjoy a lunch with cured meats and wine
  • All the visits are led directly by the local producers
  • English-speaking professional driver

The tour includes:

  • Transportation by comfortable 9-seat minivan
  • English-Speaking driver
  • Local producers as guides at the different visits
  • Tastings at the cheese dairy and at the Balsamic Vinegar estate
  • Tasting/lunch at the Prosciutto Producer
  • Special gift

Tour availability: Tuesday - Thursday - Saturday

Tour starts at: 9:00 from Piazza Garibaldi in front of the tourist office

Tour ends at: 14:30 at Piazza Garibaldi in front of the tourist office

Duration: 5h30

Prices:

Adults € 95,00 per person

Children (4-11 y/o) € 47,50

Infants (0-3 y/o) free of charge

Additional information: 

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour is only in English

Don’t forget to bring:

  • camera/ smartphone - fully charged
  • light jacket
  • sunglasses
  • wear comfortable shoes
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