Food Valley Gourmet Tour – The Big Fives (Super Full Day)

One Day Experiences




6 Hours

Starting Time:

08:30 am


Monday to Friday

  • Private licensed expert guide for all the visits (English / other languages if available upon specific supplement) a part from the Balsamic stop (visit held by the owner).
  • Tastings at each producer’s
  • Everything not mentioned in the inclusions

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.

Please Note:

  • Program: the described program may undergo minor changes in the timings;
  • Pick-ups: If you choose the car+driver option the price is calculated considering a pick-up from Parma or immediate surroundings (max 15 Km). Pick-ups from other locations can be purchased with a surcharge to be agreed upon by email request;
  • Guide: the morning guide is let to decide whether to join you on board (only with car+driver grade) or drive her/his own car. In case you drive your own car the guide drives her/his own car in front of you and you just follow upon itinerary instructions;
  • It is not guaranteed to see the craftsmen at work at every production: being artisanal and not industrial products, the working cycle is not repeated every day at the same time (eg. Traditional Balsamic Vinegar, wine making, Prosciutto di Parma, Culatello).

Cancellation Policy:

  • No fee up to 8 days before the starting day;
  • From 7 days to 3 days before the tour starting date: 50% penalty;
  • 48 hours’ notice: 70% penalty;
  • 24 hours’ notice: 100% penalty.


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