Food Valley Day Trip
Parmigiano Reggiano, Parma Ham and Balsamic Vinegar workshops: Food Tour
you were asking any Italian where best food in Italy is, answer will easily and promptly be Bologna! Truth is, there is undoubtedly something magical about this city, having been crowned Capital of Food by Forbes in 2013. We love food. We breath food. My nonna always says food and tradition are mandatory all throughout Italy, but here they are religion. Now is your chance to discover the real thing, and explore all of the terrific foodstuffs the area is popular for: from dangerously tasty Parmigiano Reggiano cheese to velvety, delicate, true Balsamic Vinegar of Modena and glorious Parma Ham, your guide will show you how each and everyone of these masterpieces of Italian cuisine is still produced by hand, according to ancient traditions and craftsmanship.
PICK UP TIME Suggested 8:00 am to avoid big crowds at least in the first part of the morning (it is flexible and you can decide when).
PARMIGGIANO REGGIANO FACTORY by means of a private car with driver you and your guide shall be reaching a Parmigiano Reggiano dairy factory just outside town: you will discover all of the secrets of the Italian cheese making, and you will be left speechless by ancient, wise handicraft abilities of cheese makers. Wandering through alleys and alleys of cheese storage, you will eventually spoil your palate with Parmigiano tastings.
BALSAMIC VINEGAR For over two thousand years, Traditional Balsamic Vinegar wooden barrels featuring this most delicate, thick syrup have been preserved in the attics of palaces in Modena. Acetaias and balsamic production are still a most secretive family tradition, rarely spoken of. You shall be reaching a stunning 1920s art dèco villa where your guide will share all of the secrets of traditional Balsamic Vinegar making, finally treating yourself with all of its different kinds of ageing.
PARMA HAM Parma Ham is part of a two millennial meat production typical of this area. From salame to coppa, you shall discover all of its craftsmanship secrets in Davide and Valeria’s 100 years old Parma Ham place.
Instead of Parma Ham workshop it is possible to visit a local winery in the hills overlooking Bologna, where local wines tastings can be arranged,
Starting from 700€
Contact us for more info about pricing
The costs above are for 1 English Speaking driver and 1 vehicle for the duration of the tour.
They don’t include entrance tickets, any walking guide service, lunch, drinks nor likely gratuities
Prices can vary according to the month and the availability.
RomePrivateExcursions offers a very flexible cancellation policy, in case of arrival problems due to COVID, we are willing to offer a 100% refund (Colosseum and Vatican tickets are on the other hand never refundable).