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The Secrets of Parmigiano Reggiano Full

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 849 reviews.Reggio emilia, Italy

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Experience hosted by Claudio

4 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.
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 /...
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Sat, Sep 26
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Sun, Sep 27
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Mon, Sep 28
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$97 per person
$97 per person

Meet your host, Claudio

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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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 849 reviews.

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…
Leonie
August 2020
Claudio was super nice and informative. You wouldn’t be able to experience anything like that without him. It’s all about family business and tradition, so it had a nice personal touch. We are very happy about this trip!
Brian
August 2020
Claudio looked after us superbly well. He collected us from the train station and returned us there afterwards. He’s friendly and extremely professional, and very passionate about the tradition he has grown up in. He makes the whole experience very memorable. It is great to see the whole process of cheese making and you actually get to see it in a very real and personal way. His explanation of all aspects are very interesting. The tasting of cheese, local meats and wine is of course beautiful at the end.
Claudio looked after us superbly well. He collected us from the train station and returned us there afterwards. He’s friendly and extremely professional, and very passionate about…
Christophe
August 2020
Surtout ne pas hésiter à se laisser guider par Claudio, à découvrir les étapes de fabrication de ce fromage si particulier ! Claudio est passionne et passionnant !! C’est une activité indispensable si vous êtes dans la région !
Debra
July 2020
Unforgettable. The tour was amazing. Claudio was clever, knowledgable, and prepared! We cannot say enough about how entertaining and informative (and delicious!) the experience was. We had the good sense to do both tours from Claudio (we did the Balsamic tour as well) and we strongly encourage you to do it too! We were taken care of from start to finish. Out hearts (and our stomachs) were full by the end of the tours. Thank you Claudio!
Unforgettable. The tour was amazing. Claudio was clever, knowledgable, and prepared! We cannot say enough about how entertaining and informative (and delicious!) the experience was…
Jared
February 2020
We highly recommend this experience! Claudio was a great host, and Reggio Emilia seems like a great town! We got to see the whole parmigiano reggiano cheese making process, meet the cows, and of course taste. The maturation room was probably my favorite part! Claudio was very personable, and you can tell her knows his stuff! Don't miss this one!
We highly recommend this experience! Claudio was a great host, and Reggio Emilia seems like a great town! We got to see the whole parmigiano reggiano cheese making process, meet th…

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  • Mon, Sep 28
    8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Join 1 other guest
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    8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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  • Fri, Oct 2
    8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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  • Sat, Oct 3
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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.

More tips

if the experience is full but you arrive by car, maybe I can add availability. please contact me and check

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