“Make Me Italy’s” Parma Walking Food Tour and Cooking

One Day Experiences




6 hours

Starting Time:

09:30 am


On request

Are you ready to embark on a culinary journey through the enchanting streets of Parma, UNESCO City of Gastronomy?
Join us for an unforgettable day of food shopping and cooking together that will take you to a world of mouth-watering flavours, rich traditions, and centuries-old recipes.

  • Personal assistant: after signing up, you will receive the phone number of a personal assistant available 24/7 to answer any questions and receive additional information in English, German, Italian, French and Spanish. The assistant will be collecting all the information to ensure maximum comfort during the experience: food allergies, personal requirements, disabilities, etc.
  •  Itinerary instructions: participants will receive a file containing all the instructions to easily reach the meeting point in Parma using private or public transport.
  • Walking tour of the city of Parma through the most significant historical and gastronomic sites, stops at the oldest and most virtuous shops of the city centre to shop for the ingredients we will be using to cook our meal.
  • Cooking Class at Opera Viva, one of the best restaurants of the Oltretorrente neighbourhood, Parma’s most iconic area.
  • Lunch with wine pairing.
  • Coffee Time at a local artisan coffee roaster
  • Material necessary for the cooking experience
  • Everything not mentioned in the inclusions

A stroll through the “Oltretorrente” neighbourhood looking for the ingredients to cook an unforgettable traditional Parmesan meal.

  • Fresh and Local: Learn the importance of using fresh, locallysourced ingredients to create dishes bursting with flavour.
  • Hands-On Experience: Roll up your sleeves and get ready to knead dough and prepare perfect raviolis. You will cook in the kitchen of a local restaurant, create a delectable meal from scratch with Ilaria and then you’ll sit down and eat the wonderful fruit of your labour.
  • Wine Pairing: Discover the art of pairing exquisite Italian wines with your culinary creations, enhancing the overall dining experience.
  • Whom you are supporting: joining our experience, you will be supporting the work of independent short-chain food manufacturers from the Food Valley; you will be contributing to the dissemination of Make-Me-Italy values and to the protection of the authentic Italian food heritage and traditional crafts.
  • You as a maker: Your contribution to the protection of traditional growing methods, land regeneration and the life of its custodians, whom we call makers, is valuable. This is why you will be given an Advocacy Certificate by Make Me Italy.
  • Perfect for All Levels: Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a beginner, our classes are designed to cater to all skill levels. Come solo or with friends and family for an unforgettable bonding experience.
  • Expert Guidance: Ilaria, our Italian chef and Food blogger will guide you through the secrets of authentic Parmesan cuisine, sharing her passion for cooking and her family’s cherished recipes. Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Prosciutto, Egg pasta… the corner stones of our adventure.
  • Schedule: Spaces are limited, so secure your spot now for an unforgettable culinary adventure!

Sign up now! Reserve Your Spot. Buon Appetito!

Please Note:

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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