- Full-day food and wine tour from Bologna
- Visit local producers in Bologna and Modena to see first-hand how the foods are made
- Sample Italian staples including Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar and prosciutto
- Enjoy a 4-course lunch with wine at a family-run restaurant
- Small-group tour limited to 14 ensures a more intimate experience
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What You Can Expect
ONE OF THE BEST TOURS I'VE EVER BEEN ON!!!!
The Emilia-Romagna region is known for it's delicious food and what better way to get to know all this yummy-ness than with a food tour that takes you from place to place to see how it is all made AND of course to sample all the good things it has to offer.... look no further, this tour will deliver!
Andrea, the guide, picked me up in morning at my hotel and from the moment I sat down he started to tell me about the region and the places we were going to visit and the things we were going to taste that I couldn't wait to get started.
Our first stop was at the cheese factory where he showed me how the cheese is made and I really mean from the cows who provide the milk all the way to the storage room where they keep all the cheese waiting to be shipped out to some lucky customers around the globe. After that we drove, not too far, to the prosciutto factory where Andrea explained how they cure and dry the meat to get from a simple ham to the delicious prosciutto I got to taste at the end of the tour. Next stop was for me as a balsamic vinegar fan, the most exciting one, we stopped at a, 4th generation family run acetaie where I was explained in detail how we go from a Trebbiano grape to the "black gold" that can age well over a 100 years and how the taste changes during that ageing process with plenty of samples and combinations with meat, cheese and my favorite... vanilla ice cream.
To conclude this fantastic day we had an awesome dinner at a typical Italian restaurant where I had some, typical for the region, tagliatelle al ragu and a superdelicious dessert.
tl;dr - Top experience and I would recommend it to everyone!
PS I had the privilege to experience this tour as an unforeseen "private tour" because there were no other participants for that day. (December is still a great time to visit Bologna people, go get some Bologna!)