Parmigiano, Balsamico & Lambrusco Tour

One Day Experiences




6 Hours

Starting Time:

09:00 am


Monday to Saturday

Wishing to stay away from the beaten-paths? Go for cheese, vinegar & wine, then: the Food Valley of Italy is full of magic secret corners just around the turn!

  • Guided visit & tasting at a Parmigiano-Reggiano dairy (English)
  • Guided visit (English) & tasting at a country-chic production of both Traditional Balsamic Vinegar PDO and typical wines like Lambrusco among other
  • Typical 3-course lunch, local wine included
  •  Everything not mentioned in the inclusions

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: ageing 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 – Transfer to enjoy 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.

Please Note:

  • Program: the described program may undergo minor changes in the timings.
  • Pick-ups: If you add the car+driver supplement from a specific town, you will be picked up at your hotel downtown. If out of town, you could be asked to pay a further supplement.
  • Guide: this tour does not include any private guide following you up along the itinerary: each visit is run directly by the producers at fixed times and there could be other guests attending.
  • Lunch: the lunch can be arranged at a castle’s restaurant, a family-run trattoria or an agriturismo depending on availability.
  • Live production: being artisanal and not industrial products, the working cycle is not repeated every day at the same time, so it is not guaranteed to see craftsmen at work at each site (for example: Wine and Vinegar making, Prosciutto di Parma, Culatello).
  • Our drivers are NOT driver-guides, since this kind of professional profile is forbidden by the Italian law.

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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