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Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Tour

Parma, Italy

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Experience hosted by Federico

2 hours
Includes food, drinks, tickets
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Italian

What you'll do

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Visit a traditional Parmigiano Reggiano cheese factory and learn the secrets of one of the most celebrated ingredients of Italy. Watch the cheese makers at work and taste some cheese with honey and local wine.

Learn the origins of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese on a visit to a cheese factory in Parma. Hear how the cheese – protected by the EU – is still produced following traditional methods. Exclusively made in the Zona Tipica of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena and parts of Bologna and Mantova, parmesan cheese dates back over 9 centuries.

Watch the cheese makers pull the product from the milk vats, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the process of cooking and separating the whey. Visit the shaping and salting rooms before going to the stagionatura where the cheese is aged.

Savor the sight and smell of thousands of wheels of cheese. Learn about the strict tests performed by the Consorzio, such as hammering the cheeses before the fire branding ritual. Then, taste the delicious cheese with some honey and local wine!
Other things to note
The cheese factory is 15 min. driving form Parma city center. We can meet at Parma train station if you are coming to Parma by train and then we will take you to the Parmigiano cheese factory for free
GUARANTEED SOCIAL DISTANCING OF 1 METER BETWEEN GUESTS, SANITIZED LABORATORY

Visit a traditional Parmigiano Reggiano cheese factory and learn the secrets of one of the most celebrated ingredients of Italy. Watch the cheese makers at work and taste some cheese with honey and local wine.

Learn the origins of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese on a visit to a cheese factory in Parma. Hear how the cheese – protected by the EU – is still…

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What's included

  • Food
    3 different aged Parmigiano
  • Drinks
    A glass of local wine
  • Tickets
    Parmigiano Cheese Factory tour
From $61
/ person
Sat, Nov 28
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$61 per person
$61 per person
Sun, Nov 29
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$61 per person
$61 per person
Mon, Nov 30
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$61 per person
$61 per person

Meet your host, Federico

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 67 Reviews
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I am a passionate foodie born in Emilia Romagna region. I have been always fascinated by the Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and the way it is produced. I will you open you the door of a local top producer so that you will learn all the secrets of this worldwide famous made in Italy product. Get ready for an authentic, unforgettable experience. I will run this experience with my co-host Stefano, he is a foodie passionate about rural life and traditions and will help me to make you discover the secrets of famous Parmgiano Reggiano cheese
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Where you'll be

The whole experience will be held at the Parmigiano Cheese factory in the outskirt of Parma. It's easily reachable with your car or taxi.

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 67 reviews.

Julia
September 2020
I recommend this to everyone who wants to learn something about Italian (Parmigiano) culture and the food. It's great to learn actively about these things instead of watching it on youtube. great tasting in the end!
Adelina
August 2020
It was great to see the process of making the Parmigiano Reggiano and have the cheese tasting at the end. Mattia was knowledgeable and enthusiastic to share with us his experience as the son of a cheese maker. We definitely recommend this experience!
It was great to see the process of making the Parmigiano Reggiano and have the cheese tasting at the end. Mattia was knowledgeable and enthusiastic to share with us his experience…
Andreas
July 2020
The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We found the experience learning about how Parmiggiano Reggiano is made deeply enriching. A family run business gave it the unique touch and brought us to appreciate the product so much more. The tasting at the end was delicious. We were very happy with the experience and the explanations of the process. Highly recommend!
The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We found the experience learning about how Parmiggiano Reggiano is made deeply enriching. A family run business gave it the unique to…
Melody
January 2020
We had a great time learning about the process of making Parmigiano Reggiano cheese with Mattia. We were coming into Parma by train and so Mattia picked us up from Parma station and took us to the cheese factory where his father, with over 40 years experience, was making the cheese. As Mattia himself had grown up helping out his father, he had great knowledge of the entire process and was able to explain everything very succinctly to us, at the same time allowing us to view the process first hand. Overall a fantastic learning experience we would not have otherwise been able to do ourselves - would highly recommend!
We had a great time learning about the process of making Parmigiano Reggiano cheese with Mattia. We were coming into Parma by train and so Mattia picked us up from Parma station an…
Chris
January 2020
This was a great way to spend a few hours and immerse yourself in part of Italian culture and in a product that most people are familiar with. Our guide, Matthia was tremendously helpful and informative. He went out of his way to make us feel comfortable and provided recommendations for lunch as well as places to visit in Parma. If you’re in the neighborhood, check this out!
This was a great way to spend a few hours and immerse yourself in part of Italian culture and in a product that most people are familiar with. Our guide, Matthia was tremendously h…
Gary
January 2020
We both enjoyed the tour. We learned a lot about the production of Parmegiano Reggiano, and our guide Mattthia was very knowledgeable and shared the story of his parents who are the artisan cheese makers. He picked us up at the train station and dropped us in the center of Parma with great recommendations for further sight seeing and a great recommendation for lunch. Would highly recommend to anyone interested in the Italian food and culture.
We both enjoyed the tour. We learned a lot about the production of Parmegiano Reggiano, and our guide Mattthia was very knowledgeable and shared the story of his parents who are t…

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  • Sat, Nov 28
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $61 per person
  • Sun, Nov 29
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $61 per person
  • Mon, Nov 30
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $61 per person
  • Tue, Dec 1
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $61 per person
  • Wed, Dec 2
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $61 per person
  • Thu, Dec 3
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $61 per person
  • Fri, Dec 4
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $61 per person
  • Sat, Dec 5
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $61 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

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