Parmigiano & Balsamico Tour

One Day Experiences


Parma, Reggio-Emilia, Modena


4 Hours

Starting Time:

09:00 am


Monday to Sunday

Not into Prosciutto? Go for cheese and vinegar then, in the name of small family-run productions between Parma and Modena: the Food Valley of Italy welcomes everyone with no restrictions!

  • Guided visit & tasting at a Parmigiano-Reggiano dairy (English)
  • Guided visit (English) & tasting at a Traditional Balsamic Vinegar producer’s
  • Tasting lunch with local wine included
  • Everything not mentioned in the inclusions

09:00 am – Meet the dairy guide directly on site and start your visit of an authentic producer of Parmigiano-Reggiano PDO during your food and wine tours in Parma: you’ll discover how the King of all cheeses has been literally made by hand in the same way since the Benedictine monks invented it 10 centuries ago! From the 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.

10:30 am – Transfer to the second stop.

11:30 am – Guided visit at a family-run production of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar PDO housed in their very country house: the owners themselves will welcome you to their acetaia with a first introduction on the family history and then a real treasure hunt through the loft rooms dedicated to the making and ageing of the product. You will get to know why different kind of woods are used for the barrels and – more importantly – why the balsamico made upon the traditional method is the one and only “black gold”, not to be confused with the imitations available in most of the delis and stores around the world.

12:30 pm – The rich tasting lunch will be made by all the local foods that better suit the pairing with the traditional vinegars and a cheeky glass of Lambrusco wine (for example: rustic omelettes, different ageings of Parmigiano, ricotta cheese, cured meats, homemade cakes).

02:00 pm – End of services 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, to start with the departure time (please always make sure you have received our PDF itinerary with the final operation details).
  • 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: this tour does not include a full meal in Italian style, but rather a super-rich selection of multiple tastings of typical foods. It is arranged directly at the Acetaia’s (at a local trattoria only when the acetaia has no more tables available).
  • 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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