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The Secrets of Parmigiano Reggiano Full

Reggio emilia, Italy

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Experience hosted by Claudio

3.5 hours
Includes food, drinks, tickets, transportation, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, Italian

What you'll do

At the arrival I will offer you breakfast, and I will give you a lab coat and a cap for the access to the production area. I’ll bring you along a complete tour to discover all the steps of Parmigiano Reggiano’s production. We’ll see where the animals are bred and where the milk is mould. We’ll go into the cheese factory during milk processing and we'll witness in cooking and making cheese wheels. We’ll see then the process of salting and maturing up to enter the huge “caveau”, where thousands of cheeses wheels are guarded and laid out in long rows in the silent maturation rooms and where the scent of cheese will smell so nice and exciting that we won’t be able to resist till the final tasting of cheese and local typical products.
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if the experience is full but you arrive by car, maybe I can add availability. please contact me and check
At the arrival I will offer you breakfast, and I will give you a lab coat and a cap for the access to the production area. I’ll bring you along a complete tour to discover all the steps of Parmigiano Reggiano’s production. We’ll see where the animals are bred and where the milk is mould. We’ll go into the cheese factory during milk processing and we'll witness in cooking and making cheese wheels. We’ll see then the process of salting and maturing…

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What's included

  • Food
    1/2Kg Half a kilo of Parmigiano,for each guest
    in a vacuum package tra...
  • Drinks
    Welcome Breakfast
    With Coffee or cappuccino and Croissant or Typical "...
  • Tickets
    -1/2Kg. of Cheese. A pound of Parmigiano Reggiano, in a vacuum package that...
  • Transportation
    is included, the transfer from the train station, round trip with air-condi...
  • Equipment
    -lab coat and a cap
    for the access to the production area cheese<br /...
From $99
/ person
Sun, Dec 6
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
$99 per person
$99 per person
Sat, Dec 12
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
$99 per person
$99 per person
Sun, Dec 13
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
$99 per person
$99 per person

Meet your host, Claudio

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 854 Reviews
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I’m deeply connected to my roots. My grandpa was a producer of Parmigiano so as a child I could learn all the secrets of this cheese. We will see the places I have lived since I was a child, where my uncle still produces this cheese with the same passion that we share.I love conveying my knowledge to people from other countries, which I try to share the culture and traditions of my homeland with.
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Where you'll be

Reggio is my town where 900 years ago Parmigiano Reggiano was born , It can be reached with the high speed train in less than 1 hour.
From Roma Milan Florence Bologna , you can buy a ticket for Reggio Emilia AV on www.Italotreno.it, with arrival time at 08.22
From other cities, contact me
Arriving by car meeting is at 09.00 am at the caffèbar

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 854 reviews.

Jessica
October 2020
What a great experience! It was so cool to see all the steps of the parmigano reggiano cheese being made, aged, and even the dairy cows (including babies!). We will appreciate every bite of cheese a little more after seeing the hard work that goes into this family operation. This was a great experience for the children too and a safe/non-touristy activity. Claudio was a great professional and fun guide!
What a great experience! It was so cool to see all the steps of the parmigano reggiano cheese being made, aged, and even the dairy cows (including babies!). We will appreciate ever…
Jordan
October 2020
Claudio is from Reggio Emilia and grew up around parmigiano reggiano production — cheese is basically in his blood. The tour with Claudio was fun and extremely informative. After the cheese factory, we were taken to the farm where the cows are and then to their shop to try 12, 24, and 36 month aged parmigiano reggiano, balsamic vinegar, and a few local meat products. The tour started at a caffè with a traditional Italian breakfast and it was such a nice and thoughtful touch you don’t receive with most tours. Can’t recommend learning about parmigiano reggiano with Claudio enough. You won’t regret booking this experience with him.
Claudio is from Reggio Emilia and grew up around parmigiano reggiano production — cheese is basically in his blood. The tour with Claudio was fun and extremely informative. After t…
Fabianne
September 2020
Yes. The answer is yes. It’s a very good experience for 3.5 hours. The snacks in the morning, the tasting, everything was really good! Claudio is a lovely person. I totally recommend it!
Katja
September 2020
I can highly recommend the tour! Claudio is such a nice person and you can really feel his passion when he is explaining the process how the reggiano is made. At no time it was boring! He explained it so well with a lot of Humor and a personal touch as this is a family business. We even visited his farm with newborn calves. At the end was the degustation of the cheese and also some self-produced balsamic vinegar which was the highlight!
I can highly recommend the tour! Claudio is such a nice person and you can really feel his passion when he is explaining the process how the reggiano is made. At no time it was bor…
Lorenzo
September 2020
La visita organizzata da Claudio è stata stupenda e perfetta in ogni minimo dettaglio. Claudio si è dimostrato un host eccellente preoccupandosi di farci sentire sempre a nostro agio, fin dal primo incontro davanti ad un’ottima colazione a base di prodotti tipici reggiani. Abbiamo avuto modo di scoprire dal vivo tutti i meravigliosi passaggi che si nascondono dietro la nascita di una forma di Parmigiano Reggiano e la passione con cui i caseari tramandano da secoli questa vera e propria arte. È stata un’esperienza assolutamente indimenticabile che mi sento di consigliare a tutti!
La visita organizzata da Claudio è stata stupenda e perfetta in ogni minimo dettaglio. Claudio si è dimostrato un host eccellente preoccupandosi di farci sentire sempre a nostro ag…
Danelle
September 2020
Such an amazing experience. I highly recommended to anyone visiting the region. I got a great insight into the work and passion and the process that goes into making parmigiana reggiano. It was also really fun visiting the farm and meeting their cows and seeing how much they care for them too. Their cheese Is absolutely delicious and I really enjoyed meeting Claudio. He made me feel very welcome and he himself is a very interesting and fun host.
Such an amazing experience. I highly recommended to anyone visiting the region. I got a great insight into the work and passion and the process that goes into making parmigiana reg…

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4 available
  • Sun, Dec 6
    8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    $99 per person
  • Sat, Dec 12
    8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    $99 per person
  • Sun, Dec 13
    8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    $99 per person
  • Sun, Dec 20
    8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    $99 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 6 guests ages 3 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

You can also add to your experience the tour of balsamic vinegar and Lambrusco wine https://abnb.me/dKNipJUVaL

Let me know if you are coming by car or by train