Wishing to stay away from the beaten-paths? Go for cheese, vinega’s wine, then: the Food Valley of Italy is full of magic secret corners just around the turn!
09:00 am – Meet the dairy guide directly on site and immerse yourself in the authentic production of Parmigiano-Reggiano DOP during your food and wine tours in Italy: from the curdling into the typical copper heaters to the salting and the final aging 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 ab. – Head on to visit a unique producer of both Traditional Balsamic Vinegar PDO and typical local wines in a green hillside area of breath-taking beauty! During the tour you will discover when and how Traditional Balsamic Vinegar was born here, as well as (some of) the secrets of its inebriating flavor: aging into small casks made of ash, oak, chestnut, juniper, cherry or mulberry wood will let each single drop taste different from the other! Tasting at the end.
To follow – And did you know that the balsamico producers are excellent wine makers at the same time? A glass of their Lambrusco and other typical organic wines paired with farm-to-table delicatessen will make your perfect country-chic aperitif!To follow – Happy ending with a typical Emilian lunch including cured meats, the ever-present pasta and a homemade cake.
02:45 pm – End of activities and back to your hotel or head on to your next destination.