08:30 am – Start your Parma Cheese Tour here. Meet our guide in Parma and head on to visit an authentic producer of Parmigiano-Reggiano PDO: you’ll discover how the King of all cheeses has been literally made byhand in the same way since the Benedictine monks invented it 10 centuries ago! Fromthe curdling into the typical copper heaters to the salting and the final ageing in the so-called wheel cathedrals, you will be a privileged witness of almost all the steps of production of this out-and-out food icon. Tasting at the end.
11:00 am – Private guided visit to an utmost artisanal family-run production of Culatello di Zibello PDO housed in the ancient cellars of a medieval castle together with a farm-to-table Michelin starred restaurant and a country-chic Relais. Final tasting of this unique pork cured meat paired with a glass of local wine Fortana.
01:30 pm – Private wine tasting at a vineyard owner’s in the hills of Parma to celebrate the aromatic essence of the white Malvasia CDO and the red Rosso dei Colli CDO.
02:45 pm Private guided visit with final tasting at one of the family-run ham factories producing the mythical Prosciutto di Parma PDO: you will get to know why the best ham can onlybe made in the hills of Parma, where the marino wind blows from the Ligurian Sea through the river valley!
03:45 pm – Transfer to the province of Reggio-Emilia.
04:30 pm – Private Guided visit & tasting at a family-run production of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar PDO (visit held by the owner).
05:30 pm – End of experience and head back on to your hotel.