Italian cuisine is loved across the world for its focus on fresh ingredients and big flavors. On this tour, visit traditional cheese, meat, and balsamic vinegar producers across Parma, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and Reggio-Emilia, and learn of the passion and pride than goes in to Italian food. With lunch and round-trip travel from central Parma included, savor the diverse flavors of Italy.
Visit Parmigiano-Reggiano and Reggio-Emilia with your guide
Gain insight into the traditional techniques behind Italian produce
Learn what makes Italian cuisine the envy of the world
The tour group size is good, we have 6 people. The driver doesn’t explain anything along the way and doesn’t speak English. There is no tour guide attached too, explanations are done at each venue by the owners.
There is no bottled water given (although stated in the description). Lunch is at the Parma ham venue and lunch is only a plate of ham, that’s all. That looks more like tasting instead of lunch.
The cheese tour is the most disappointing, the cheese maker doesn’t look like they do it everyday. Things keep falling and they threw the stirring sticks and fell to the floor. A lot of confusion among themselves. Doesn’t seem professional at all. Doesn’t look like they respect the tools they use to make the cheese. They don’t explain everything about cheese making and doesn’t make it interesting at all.
We have been on many tours in Italy, this is the worst
Dear Yu Kun A, thank you for your time in writing us this review. We are sorry that we didn't match your expectations.. But it is very strange that other participants of the same tour on the same day wrote an opposite review that I copy here to let the readers understand better.. maybe they were too enthusiastic and you were too negative.. the reality is probably in the middle.. Here you go:
My wife and I went on this day tour (9am-3pm) with 4 others in a small group, driven by a terrific lady who also imparted valuable info all along the way. The Parmigiano Regiano factory was impressive, the factory guide was enthusiastic, informative and provided a memorable tour that was followed by cheese tasting and a glass of wine. Next we were driven to a family owned Balsamic vinegar factory that was more than impressive - the delicate and romantic nature of high class BV production, followed by tasting. Then we were driven to a Parma Ham facility that we dared to go to although we are vegetarians. The factory guide was very sympathetic to our vegetarian trait but it was worth the visit. This was followed by an excellent lunch (vegetarian, for us) with wine - all included in the tour price.
The Parma Tourism people who booked the tour could not have been more friendly and helpful with info and bookings. Overall a 5 star day tour, well worth the money and time - we shall remember this for a life time. Dr S Chandrashekar