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The Secrets of Parmigiano Reggiano Full
At the arrival I will offer you cofee break, and I will give you a lab coat for the access to the production area. I’ll bring you along a complete tour to discover all the steps of Parmigiano Reggiano’s production. We’ll see where the animals are bred and where the milk is mould. We’ll go into the cheese factory during milk processing and we'll witness in cooking and making cheese wheels. We’ll see then the process of salting and maturing up to enter the huge “caveau”, where thousands of cheeses wheels are guarded and laid out in long rows in the silent maturation rooms and where the scent of cheese will smell so nice and exciting that we won’t be able to resist till the final tasting of cheese and local typical products. Other things to note if the experience is full but you arrive by car, maybe I can add availability. please contact me and check
Parmigiano Reggiano bike tour in Parma
Parma is bike-friendly city! The bike is the ideal means of transport to discover the ducal city with its parks, monuments, history and charm. I want suggest you an half day bike tour to enjoy my city and our typical products! We start early morning (at 8:30) or in the afternoon (at 3pm) to visit a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese factory to see all production chain, the different rooms and the huge storage with inside a lot of wheels!!! There is also a tasting of 3 different Parmigiano Reggiano ages. The cost for the tasting is not included in the experience: 8€ per person in the morning and 6€ per person in the afternoon. Free for kids under 12 years. After, we ride the bike in the countryside to see our crops and our nature! We come back in the city through a bike lane near the river and visit the city center with our bikes through its restricted traffic zones. In the afternoon the production is not seen but don't worry that I will explain everything to you in detail. Bike Food Stories I have also electric bikes
Lunch and tasting of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena
Welcome to the Acetaia Gambigliani Zoccoli one of the few remaining vinegar factories that produces ONLY and EXCLUSIVELY Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena D.O.P. Our proposal includes a visit with explanation to the Ancient Acetaia housed in the historic Family Villa, followed by a rich tasting of our beloved product inserted in a real lunch. The visit develops according to the following program: • You will be welcomed by Mario and Giorgio Gambigliani Zoccoli who will introduce you to the history of the family, of the farm, of the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena D.O.P. and its production techniques • We continue with a visit to the Acetaia in the attic of the Villa, • We will then share some secrets on the tasting and gastronomic use of ABTM D.O.P. • At this point the "world of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar" will have no more secrets and you will be ready for the rich tasting of ABTM in combination with the products that have made Emilia-Romagna famous in the world • at the end there will be the possibility to purchase the ABTM D.O.P. and ABTM D.O.P. Extra Old To meet the needs of our visitors, we offer the possibility to ship the product just purchased directly to their home. Balmy greetings Mario and Giorgio
Half Day Parma Lowlands Food Experience
The Lowlands of the Province of Parma consist in the plain north of Parma. It is a territory characterized by the respect for ancient traditions, rich in history, art and genuine food, to discover and enjoy at a slow pace. Our route to the discovery of the Parma Lowlands starts crossing the strip of land running from the Parma Morta Reserve to Maria Luigia’s Woods in Torricella, near the meandering of the Taro river, to reach Zibello and Polesine Parmense, places where it seems as if time has stood still. We will visit a farm devoted to the recovery of ancient local races, we will observe the farm animals, the vegetable gardens and the vineyards. We will see the masterpieces of the local culinary tradition, such as Culatello, Fiocco, Spalla di San Secondo, Salami, Strolghino, produced and refined in the magnificent cellars of an ancient fortress of the early XIV Century, perfectly restored and endowed with a fine restaurant, where it is possible to enjoy the best of Parma cuisine. Few people know that this is the area in the world where the greatest variety of cured meat products is obtained from pigs! During the visit you will be able to understand the features and origins of the different products and the characteristics and the history of the king of cured meat, the PDO Culatello of Zibello. The visit will end with a rich tasting or lunch, a real joy for the senses! Other things to note Culatello producer admission fee and tasting to be paid on site. Admission fee: 10 euro per person. Regarding the Culatello of Zibello PDO Tasting or Lunch, there are different options and costs as indicated here: 5 euro per person or 20 euro per person or 30 euro per person or 40 euro per person.
Slow Parma Food Experience
Looking for an authentic experience, far from the major tourist flows, to discover the soul and traditions of the Italian Food Valley? Come and discover Emilia Romagna and its food excellences, Parmigiano Reggiano and Prosciutto di Parma at a slow pace, relying on the experience and professionalism of a local guide. Visiting a Parmigiano Reggiano dairy with us, you will be able to follow the whole production chain, from the feeding of milking cows to the forming of the curd in the typical copper kettle. You will be able to observe closely the cheese master’s experienced hands during the breaking of the curd with the “spino” and his deft movements during the scooping of the cheese out of the kettle. After this unique experience you will visit the resting, salting and ageing rooms with their enveloping scents. The visit will end with a tasting, a real pleasure for the senses! We will then transfer to the hills of Parma to visit a plant where the inimitable Prosciutto di Parma is produced. We will stop on the way at the foot of the mediaeval castle of Torrechiara to take some pictures. The tour will end with a lunch of typical Parma delicacies (a selection of cured meats, fresh home made pasta and traditional cakes) and wine from the Parma Hills region. Transportation is not included, but we can arrange it at an extra cost. Dogs are not allowed in the facilities.

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The Secrets of Parmigiano Reggiano Full
At the arrival I will offer you cofee break, and I will give you a lab coat for the access to the production area. I’ll bring you along a complete tour to discover all the steps of Parmigiano Reggiano’s production. We’ll see where the animals are bred and where the milk is mould. We’ll go into the cheese factory during milk processing and we'll witness in cooking and making cheese wheels. We’ll see then the process of salting and maturing up to enter the huge “caveau”, where thousands of cheeses wheels are guarded and laid out in long rows in the silent maturation rooms and where the scent of cheese will smell so nice and exciting that we won’t be able to resist till the final tasting of cheese and local typical products. Other things to note if the experience is full but you arrive by car, maybe I can add availability. please contact me and check
Learn how to make fresh pasta in the heart of food valley
[PER ALTRE DATE E ORARI CONTATTATEMI] Ti verremo a prendere e ti riporteremo a Parma (punto d'incontro: Viale Mentana 140: Hotel Maria Luigia) per poi spostarci a Calestano, un borgo medievale molto caratteristico. Una volta arrivati, prima di iniziare a "impastare", ti faremo visitare il paese. Io, mia mamma e la nostra gatta ti metteremo a tuo agio sulla nostra terrazza panoramica la quale vanta una vista spettacolare sui colli parmensi. Bene, è arrivato il momento di preparare la pasta (noi abbiamo già fame). Ti insegneremo due tipologie di pasta: tagliatelle e ravioli ripieni. Ogni porzione sarà abbinata ad un sugo tipico italiano. Mentre la pasta riposa, un fantastico aperitivo, accompagnato da vini locali, ti aspetta sul balcone. Assaggerai Parmigiano Reggiano, Salumi tipici e altri stuzzichini preparati da me. Una volta preparata la pasta possiamo iniziare a mangiare, ma è per la fine del pasto che abbiamo tenuto da parte il nostro pezzo forte: un ottimo tiramisù fatto in casa. Alla fine di questa esperienza avrai imparato i segreti della cucina emiliana. Potrai replicare a casa tua un'ottima pasta fatta in casa condita con un eccellente sugo italiano. Siamo sicuri che riuscirai a stupire i tuoi amici e a fargli conoscere la vera cultura gastronomica italiana.
Parmigiano Reggiano bike tour in Parma
Parma is bike-friendly city! The bike is the ideal means of transport to discover the ducal city with its parks, monuments, history and charm. I want suggest you an half day bike tour to enjoy my city and our typical products! We start early morning (at 8:30) or in the afternoon (at 3pm) to visit a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese factory to see all production chain, the different rooms and the huge storage with inside a lot of wheels!!! There is also a tasting of 3 different Parmigiano Reggiano ages. The cost for the tasting is not included in the experience: 8€ per person in the morning and 6€ per person in the afternoon. Free for kids under 12 years. After, we ride the bike in the countryside to see our crops and our nature! We come back in the city through a bike lane near the river and visit the city center with our bikes through its restricted traffic zones. In the afternoon the production is not seen but don't worry that I will explain everything to you in detail. Bike Food Stories I have also electric bikes
Parmigiano and Parma Ham Food Combo Tour
Discover the secrets of two worldwide famous produce of Made in Italy with a local expert: Parmigiano Reggiano and Prosciutto di Parma ( Parma Ham ) Visit a traditional Parmigiano Reggiano cheese factory and learn the secrets of one of the most celebrated ingredients of Italy. Watch the cheese makers at work and taste some cheese with honey and local wine. Hear how the cheese – protected by the EU – is still produced following traditional methods. Exclusively made in the Zona Tipica of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena and parts of Bologna and Mantova, parmesan cheese dates back over 9 centuries. Watch the cheese makers pull the product from the milk vats and visit the shaping and salting rooms before going to the stagionatura where the cheese is aged. Savor the sight and smell of thousands of wheels of cheese. Then, taste the delicious cheese with some honey and local wine! After the cheese factory proceed ( after few minutes driving ) to the Parma ham factory. Go to the cellar branding area. See where the meat is cooled, salted and rested. Taste some cold cuts with local wines and more. Visit organic farm that produces the famous Parma ham and meet the producer to discover the process of making a gourmet Parma ham. Follow the process and Enjoy access to areas such as the cooling, salting and "resting" rooms. Finally Taste delicious Parma ham paired with a glass of Malvasia
Parma Cheese Tour & Tasting
Come discover the secrets of making the exceptional Parmigiano Reggiano cheese through a guided tour of our dairy farm and tasting. See and learn about the traditional processing techniques. Guided tours are provided Monday to Sunday throughout the year. The complete visit will last 2 hours in duration. Arrive early and ensure to follow the entire processing cycle. Available in Italian or English*. * On sundays the visit is carried out only in italian. It is possible to follow the entire visit in language by downloading the Parmigiano Reggiano Audioguide app for Apple or Android devices on the relative stores. For organizational reasons, the start time of the tour may change, in which case we will contact you in advance. Other things to note Tour & tasting includes dairy products. Halal options are available. At the end of the experience you can buy the products at a discounted price.
[Luxury] Cooking Class with Local Black Truffle
Now imagine: fresh pasta, rich yet delicate Black Truffle, Mascarpone cream, refined, palatable slices of fresh seasonal truffle to finish-off the dish. Wait, we didn't tell you the most important bit: you're gonna do it! Welcome to "Fresh Pasta with Black Truffle Experience" in the heart of food valley. We’ll meet you in Parma - close to train station - and we'll take you to Calestano (if you do not have a car don't worry, the TRANSPORT SERVICE IS INCLUDED) Once reach my house we will teach you to create two types of pasta with: Tagliatelle Ravioli (ricotta e truffle sauce inside) Before eating the pasta you made, we prepared a truffle dish typical of this area: egg with black truffle, but if you can't eat eggs we can offer you several alternatives. While pasta cooks you can also taste cold cuts and cheeses typical of this area with a good wine (black or white - you can choose). Not only that: a special homemade tiramisù wait for you. After the experience we will take you back to Parma. Once back home you can surely impress your friends and family with what you have learn about black truffle!
Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Tour
GUARANTEED SOCIAL DISTANCING OF 1 METER BETWEEN GUESTS, SANITIZED LABORATORY Visit a traditional Parmigiano Reggiano cheese factory and learn the secrets of one of the most celebrated ingredients of Italy. Watch the cheese makers at work and taste some cheese with honey and local wine. Learn the origins of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese on a visit to a cheese factory in Parma. Hear how the cheese – protected by the EU – is still produced following traditional methods. Exclusively made in the Zona Tipica of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena and parts of Bologna and Mantova, parmesan cheese dates back over 9 centuries. Watch the cheese makers pull the product from the milk vats, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the process of cooking and separating the whey. Visit the shaping and salting rooms before going to the stagionatura where the cheese is aged. Savor the sight and smell of thousands of wheels of cheese. Learn about the strict tests performed by the Consorzio, such as hammering the cheeses before the fire branding ritual. Then, taste the delicious cheese with some honey and local wine! Other things to note The cheese factory is 15 min. driving form Parma city center. We can meet at Parma train station if you are coming to Parma by train and then we will take you to the Parmigiano cheese factory for free
Parmigiano Reggiano, Balsamic Vinegar and Wine Tasting Tour
A food and wine tour through breathtaking landscapes and unforgettable views in the lands of Matilda of Canossa, among castles and medieval villages. Our experience starts in the early morning with a visit to a Parmigiano Reggiano dairy, a small company between Parma and Reggio Emilia that handles the entire supply chain. You’ll see the whole production process of the king of cheeses, from the feeding of milking cows to the aging of the cheese. You’ll be able to experience the scooping of the huge cheese mass out of the kettle side by side with the master cheesemaker. The second stop of the morning takes us to discover the secrets of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar, visiting a small family business tied to the territory and its traditions, soaking in the atmosphere of the old days. Our experience ends with a visit to a winery and wine tasting. You’ll get to know the traditional method of sparkling winemaking and the phases of production of the bottle fermented wines and the still wines typical of this area. You’ll have first-hand experience of all the operations that the Vigneron carries out to produce organic wines in the lands of Matilda, characterized by rounded hills and the rugged profile of the gullies. Let us take you on a sensory experience by tasting local wines accompanied by traditional Emilian food. Transportation isn't included but we can arrange it at an extra cost.
Lunch and tasting of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena
Welcome to the Acetaia Gambigliani Zoccoli one of the few remaining vinegar factories that produces ONLY and EXCLUSIVELY Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena D.O.P. Our proposal includes a visit with explanation to the Ancient Acetaia housed in the historic Family Villa, followed by a rich tasting of our beloved product inserted in a real lunch. The visit develops according to the following program: • You will be welcomed by Mario and Giorgio Gambigliani Zoccoli who will introduce you to the history of the family, of the farm, of the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena D.O.P. and its production techniques • We continue with a visit to the Acetaia in the attic of the Villa, • We will then share some secrets on the tasting and gastronomic use of ABTM D.O.P. • At this point the "world of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar" will have no more secrets and you will be ready for the rich tasting of ABTM in combination with the products that have made Emilia-Romagna famous in the world • at the end there will be the possibility to purchase the ABTM D.O.P. and ABTM D.O.P. Extra Old To meet the needs of our visitors, we offer the possibility to ship the product just purchased directly to their home. Balmy greetings Mario and Giorgio
Scopri le fabbriche di Parmigiano e prosciutto
In questo tour delle eccellenze del food andremo a visitare un caseificio di parmigiano Reggiano in provincia di parma e un vero prosciuttificio di Parma con degustazione di prodotti. Un esperienza unica per gli amanti del food. Il tour gastronomico si può effettuare al mattino ed ha una durata di circa 5 ore. Solamente la mattina, iniziando entro le ore 9.00, sarà possibile assistere direttamente alla lavorazione del formaggio Parmigiano Reggiano e del prosciutto di Parma
Half Day Parma Lowlands Food Experience
The Lowlands of the Province of Parma consist in the plain north of Parma. It is a territory characterized by the respect for ancient traditions, rich in history, art and genuine food, to discover and enjoy at a slow pace. Our route to the discovery of the Parma Lowlands starts crossing the strip of land running from the Parma Morta Reserve to Maria Luigia’s Woods in Torricella, near the meandering of the Taro river, to reach Zibello and Polesine Parmense, places where it seems as if time has stood still. We will visit a farm devoted to the recovery of ancient local races, we will observe the farm animals, the vegetable gardens and the vineyards. We will see the masterpieces of the local culinary tradition, such as Culatello, Fiocco, Spalla di San Secondo, Salami, Strolghino, produced and refined in the magnificent cellars of an ancient fortress of the early XIV Century, perfectly restored and endowed with a fine restaurant, where it is possible to enjoy the best of Parma cuisine. Few people know that this is the area in the world where the greatest variety of cured meat products is obtained from pigs! During the visit you will be able to understand the features and origins of the different products and the characteristics and the history of the king of cured meat, the PDO Culatello of Zibello. The visit will end with a rich tasting or lunch, a real joy for the senses! Other things to note Culatello producer admission fee and tasting to be paid on site. Admission fee: 10 euro per person. Regarding the Culatello of Zibello PDO Tasting or Lunch, there are different options and costs as indicated here: 5 euro per person or 20 euro per person or 30 euro per person or 40 euro per person.
Parmigiano-Reggiano & Balsamic Vinegar
Have you ever wondered how the King of Italian cheeses is made? What is the feeding of Parmigiano-Reggiano dairy cows, how much milk do they produce, how is it stored and delivered to the dairy? We will follow the cheese production process step by step, side by side with the expert master cheesemaker. We will see the master cheesemaker’s deft movements during the breaking of the curd with the “spino” and the delicate cooking phase during which the heat is skillfully controlled to expel water from the granules. We will discover ancient tools and modern materials, method and passion, a magical combination that leads to the creation of Parmigiano-Reggiano every morning. We will observe the light yellow reflections on the water in the silent salting room and the infinite shades of yellow in the fragrant warehouse! Visiting a Parmigiano cheese dairy is a joy for all the senses and a memory that can last a lifetime. At the end of this experience, Parmigiano-Reggiano taste will always bring back memories of the passion and the marvels encountered along the way. We will discover the secrets of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar, one of the hidden and still little-known jewels of the Reggio Emilia and Modena area. We are waiting for you to live a truly unforgettable experience! Transportation is not included, but we can arrange it at an extra cost. Dogs are not allowed inside the dairy.
Slow Parma Food Experience
Looking for an authentic experience, far from the major tourist flows, to discover the soul and traditions of the Italian Food Valley? Come and discover Emilia Romagna and its food excellences, Parmigiano Reggiano and Prosciutto di Parma at a slow pace, relying on the experience and professionalism of a local guide. Visiting a Parmigiano Reggiano dairy with us, you will be able to follow the whole production chain, from the feeding of milking cows to the forming of the curd in the typical copper kettle. You will be able to observe closely the cheese master’s experienced hands during the breaking of the curd with the “spino” and his deft movements during the scooping of the cheese out of the kettle. After this unique experience you will visit the resting, salting and ageing rooms with their enveloping scents. The visit will end with a tasting, a real pleasure for the senses! We will then transfer to the hills of Parma to visit a plant where the inimitable Prosciutto di Parma is produced. We will stop on the way at the foot of the mediaeval castle of Torrechiara to take some pictures. The tour will end with a lunch of typical Parma delicacies (a selection of cured meats, fresh home made pasta and traditional cakes) and wine from the Parma Hills region. Transportation is not included, but we can arrange it at an extra cost. Dogs are not allowed in the facilities.
Parma Half Day Walking Food Tour
Experience Parma’s rich culture and fascinating history the best way possible – through its cuisine! We are parmesans who are wildly passionate about all the delicious food found around this world-famous and historical town. During this Parma Food walking tour you will discover the history, art and culture of the “Little Capital” and will experience parmesan lifestyle, visiting the places that locals love and immersing yourself in the street life. Booking this tour you will experience our passion by eating traditional Parmesan food! You will discover the secrets of the worldwide famous typical products of this area and taste them: Parmigiano Reggiano, Parma Ham, Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, Culatello of Zibello, Spalla, Salame, Lambrusco and Gelato. These are just some of the protagonists of this exciting walk! Discover Parma old town, learn how to make the perfect espresso and cappuccino, savor mouth-watering pastries, pies and homemade pasta. Once concluded the Parma Food walking tour, you will leave with a stomach full of traditional food, plus local knowledge and sightseeing tips, to enhance the pleasure of your trip that will last for a lifetime! Tasting cost is not included. We stop at 5 different eateries. Guests simply purchase which ever food samples they wish and pay for them directly. If one does all the tastings the total cost is 40-50 euro per person.
The Secrets of Balsamic Vinegar
We will discover together all the secrets of this ancient production. We will see the rooms where for decades the vinegar barrels rest and as still today this precious gold food is prepared according to an ancient family tradition that is handed down from generation to generation. We will taste 3 different seasonings of vinegar of 8/15/25 years .and we will taste the balsamic vinegar with a vanilla ice cream I will teach you how to use this precious vinegar, to make wonderful delicious and unique recipes that everyone will envy you. NOTE: Round trip transportation by the train station of Reggio Emilia with air-conditioned minivan and professional driver, can be added on request 2 days befor