Looking for an authentic experience, far from the great tourist flows, to discover the soul and traditions of the Italian Food Valley? Come and discover the Emilia Romagna Region and its food excellences, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and Prosciutto di Parma at a slow pace, relying on the experience and professionalism of a local and experienced guide. Visiting a Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese dairy with us, you will be able to follow the whole production chain, from the feeding of milking cows, the milk collection and preservation, to the forming of the curd in the typical copper cauldrons. You will be able to watch the cheese master’s experienced hands during the breaking of the curd with the “spino” and his deft movements during the lifting of the cheese out of the cauldron. After that you will visit the resting, salting and ageing rooms of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese with their overwhelming aromas. The visit will end with a pleasant tasting, a real pleasure for the senses! At the end of the visit we will transfer to the hills of Parma to visit one of the plants where the inimitable Prosciutto 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.
Hi! We are Michelle, Laura, Barbara, Giacomo, Monica and Andrea, a team of qualified licensed guides, born and raised in Parma, working in the fields of tourism, culture and education within the territory of Parma for over 10 years. We desire to share the knowledge and enthusiasm for our territory, making our guests’ visit memorable. Our aim is to let our guests live an authentic experience, far from the great tourist flows, to discover the soul and traditions of Emilia Romagna, crossing the town of Parma and territory of the region at a slow pace, hoping they will perceive the beauty and richness of our land!
• Tastings of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese • Lunch with drinks (a selection of cured meat products, such us Prosciutto di…
• Admission fees
• We will visit an authentic Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese dairy and the visit will be followed by tasting of 12 months, 24 months and 36 months old Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese • We will have a Photo stop at mediaeval village & Castle of Torrechiara • We will visit a plant where famous Prosciutto di Parma is produced • We will have lunch at a winery or family run restaurant with typical Parma delicacies and exquisite tastings of DOC Parma Hills wines
• Dogs are note allowed inside the facilities • The Prosciutto production process is a weekly cycle (Mon-Fri). Sometimes we see the salting, at times the washing and other times the grooming. During the visit, when on Saturday or Sunday, one can see all the rooms used for the production process.
Slow Parma Food Experience