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Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Tasting Tour

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Parma, Italy

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more

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Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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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 Parma and surroundings
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup will be communicated after booking.

Departure Time

9:00 AM
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
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Cattedrale di Parma
Meet your guide at the caseficio in Parma, and start your tour to learn about Parmigiano-Reggiano, aka the king of cheese. The famous hard cheese is guaranteed in its origin, so only Modena, Reggio Emilia, Parma, and some parts of Mantova and Bologna are able to produce it.  See the producers at work as they heat the milk to separate the whey. Watch as the cheese is salted and shaped into a wheel before it’s placed in the aging room. As you admire the rows of wheels, hear how the cheese is hammered, fire-branded, and subject to stringent tests before it is finally allowed to be sold as Parmigiano-Reggiano.  Finally, finish your tour and sit down for a cheese tasting with honey and local wine.  Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.
  • 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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  • "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

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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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Almost Excellent
trishtravelsMI
, Sep 2019
Matteo was wonderful. Most informative and very pleasant. The only hiccup to the event was for Viator to inform us up from that our pickup was for 1/2 hr before the tour. Had they stated that in the information up front or the confirmation, this would be a 5 star event. It is a simple fix for Viator!
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Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Farm
mintman55
, Aug 2019
Had a fun time visiting a farm where Parmigiano cheese was produced. Very labor intensive and a process that must be constantly monitored. Learned a great deal and the cheese tasting at the end was fantastic.Our guide was the cheese master's son and he spoke very good English and knew the entire process in great detail.
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Excellent tour
maryk032019
, Jul 2019
Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about cheese! We got to learn about both the cheese production and life of cheese makers. Highly recommendable!
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Fascinating and fun insight to the full process
450kathrynm
, Jul 2019
We we're lucky enough to have Mattia give us essentially a private tour of the whole process. Extremely knowledgeable, he provided us with all the information you could hope for as to the production of this beautiful cheese. Loved that there was no pressure to buy anything, but how can you not when it's so delicious!! Recommend highly to anyone with even a vague interest in what you're eating- thanks Mattia
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Wonderful tour and a beautiful scenic area.
Happiness61948921256
, Jun 2019
We loved learning how you make the finest parmesan cheese in the world. The commitment of the cheese makers was evident. The process is amazing and you now know why really good parmesan cheese has a higher cost. Worth every penny. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and patient with our questions.
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