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Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Tasting Tour

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Overview

Go behind the scenes to find out how one of Italy's most famous cheeses is made with this 2-hour tours of a parmigiano-reggiano cheese factory in Parma. Cap off your tour with a cheese tasting with local wine and honey.
  • 2-hour tour of a cheese factory in Parma, including cheese tasting
  • Visit a 'caseficio' (cheese factory) to learn how authentic parmigiano-reggiano is made
  • Sample some Parmigiano-Reggiano with honey and wine after the tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Parma included
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A glass of fine wine
3 different Cheese tasting
Pick up and Drop off in Central Parma next to the train station
Parmigiano cheese tour and farmhouse visit
Private transportation
Gratuities

Departure Point

Viale Paolo Borsellino, 31, 43122 Parma PR, Italy

Meeting point in front of the NH hotel which is next to the train station.

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Step back in time to learn how Parmigiano-Reggiano, known as the 'king of cheeses,' is made with this visit to a 'caseficio,' or cheese factory. Find out why this is the provinces of Parma, Modena and Reggio Emilia, plus parts of Bologna and Mantova, are the only ones that can produce authentic parmigiano-reggiano – elsewhere it has to go by another name.

Watch cheesemakers at work as they cook the milk to separate the whey and lift the Parmigiano-Reggiano. See how the cheese goes on to be salted and shaped next, followed by placement in the aging room (the 'stagionatura' in Italian). Admire the rows and rows of aging wheels of cheese that perfume the air.

Learn about the strict tests required by the consortium before the cheese wheels are permitted to be sold as authentic Parmigiano-Reggiano, including hammering the wheels, and the fire branding that takes place. Finish the tour by tasting cheese along with honey and local wine. Pickup and drop-off from your Parma hotel is included.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Parma
The whole experience is run at the Parmigiano cheese factory in which you will be guided by the Grandson of the founder !
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Curioseety SRLS

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Tasting Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Tasting Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Tasting Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Tasting Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Very labor intensive and a process that must be constantly monitored." See review
  • "Make sure you confirm the pickup time, because it was 30 minutes before we thought it was, but fortunately figured it out early!" See review
  • "Lots of space throughout the farm, so it was also easy to spread out for social distancing." See review

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Thank you Parma!
Yasmine_L
, Sep 2021
Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and sweet! Very cool thst his family runs the business!! Also the cheese process was cool to learn.
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Awesome
Robin_J
, Aug 2021
Great tour, wonderful guide. The guide had worked in the business and knew how it all worked. The tasting was great too.
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A Must Do in Parma!
Ali
, Aug 2021
This was our favorite activity in Parma! It is great for both kids and adults, very family friendly. We drove ourselves to the location, which was easy to find, but the tour also offers pick up and drop off for those without a car. Matteo was our guide and he was very knowledgeable and personable. The aging room and tasting was a perfect end to the tour and a fun photo opportunity. You can purchase some cheese at the end for a very reasonable price (we bought several for gifts!)
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What a fun tour for the cheese lover.
Chris_D
, Jul 2021
Fabulous tour. Mattia was highly knowledgeable and showed a passion for cheese making. It was a highlight trying the cheese warm, right out of the vat. Wasn’t sure how it was going to taste. I learned quite a lot on this tour. The tastings at the end were quite delicious. Definitely recommend to anyone considering this tour.
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Fantastic - highly recommended
Charlie_M
, Jun 2021
One of the highlights of our time in Parma! Pick-up at 8:30 in a nice, clean vehicle. You go straight to the farm just outside of Parma in the countryside and watch the cheese makers do their magic. The farm was a fairly small one, which made it far better than going to one of the larger industrial farms. Matteo, the guide, knew everything there is to know about Parmigiano-Reggiano, from the food they have to give to the cows down to the chemical process that takes place during each stage. His passion for it added a lot to the experience. Very generous during the tasting + great hospitality! Lots of space throughout the farm, so it was also easy to spread out for social distancing. Honestly one of the best food tours I have done. Wouldn't change a thing.
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Amazing
Kristina_R
, Feb 2020
It was amazing! So fascinating to watch them make the cheese and learn the process. Our tour guide did a great job! I would totally recommend this tour!
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A great experience!
Nicole W
, Jan 2020
Marriage was fantastic and it was such a great experience. Kids and adults loved it. It was also great because his Dad is the cheese maker!
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Terrific Tour!!
nutfreetraveler
, Dec 2019
We loved this tour and it was a highlight of our trip. Make sure you confirm the pickup time, because it was 30 minutes before we thought it was, but fortunately figured it out early! The tour was small and incredibly interesting. I highly recommend Parma Look!!
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801patp
, Oct 2019
We had an amazing time during our 4 person Parmigiano Reggiano tour by the cheese master's son. He was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. We enjoyed our nearly private tour and the cheese tasting following the tour. The pride this family takes in its knowledge and end product is shown throughout.
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Excellent!!
Dvir C
, Sep 2019
The tour was was realy interesting because the whole factory is family and seems to do everything there with dedication and love. worth the money!
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