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? Have you ever wondered what the ingredients are, how the processing takes place? We will follow the cheese production process step by step, side by side with the expert master cheesemaker. We will see the master cheese maker’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 cheese 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 cheese will always be a taste which brings 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!
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!
• Tasting of 12 months, 24 months and 36 months old Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese • Tasting of 12 years old, 20 years old and…
• 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 visit a Traditional Balsamic Vinegar Producer and the visit will be followed by tasting of 12 years old, 20 years old and 25 years old Traditional Balsamic Vinegar and 3 years old and 10 years old balsamic condiments.
Visitors are advised to wear comfortable shoes without high heels. Dogs are not allowed inside the Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese dairy.