Parmigiano, Balsamico & Lambrusco Tour

One Day Experiences


Reggio Emilia


6 Hours

Starting Time:

09:00 am


Monday to Saturday

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!

  • Guided visit tasting at a Parmigiano-Reggiano dairy – Guided visit & tasting at a country
  • chic production of both Traditional Balsamic Vinegar PDO and typical wines like Lambrusco among other;
  • typical 3-course lunch at a castle’s restaurant or a local agriturismo to availability.
  •  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: 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.

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 tour does not include a private guide: each visit is run directly by the producers at fixed times;
  • Lunch: the lunch can be arranged at a castle’s restaurant, a family-run trattoria or an agriturismo depending on availability;
  • 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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