Parmigiano & Culatello In the Lowlands of Parma

One Day Experiences


Province of Parma


4 Hours

Starting Time:

09:00 am


Monday to Sunday

A food tour in the charming lowlands of Parma to the discovery of both the most iconic and the less known niche products selected by top-notch chefs all over the world!

  • Private licensed expert guide until lunch (English /other languages upon supplement)
  • Guided visit & tasting at a Parmigiano-Reggiano dairy
  • Guided visit & tasting at a Culatello di Zibello di Parma producer’s
  • 3-course tasting lunch as described, local wine incl.
  •  Everything not mentioned in the inclusions

09:00 am – Your Parma Food Tour starts with a meet and greet with the guide directly at the dairy. Begin your visit to an authentic producer of Parmigiano-Reggiano PDO: 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.

To follow  – Transfer to the very lowlands of Parma, where the river Po gradually unveils its meandering lines, and head on to learn about one of the most artisanal and prestigious cured pork meats of the world that can only be aged in this extra-ordinarily humid microclimate: Culatello di Zibello PDO. VIPs like Prince Charles of England and Prince Albert of Monaco use to top their cellars up with this incredible product…no doubt why!

For lunch – Tasting lunch including the whole range of cold cuts together with focaccia, a fresh pasta dish, homemade cake and a glass of one of the local Fortana wine.

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.
  • 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: the guide can decide whether to join you on board (only if you buy the car+driver supplement) or drive her/his own car. In case you selfdrive, the guide drives her/his own car in front of you and you just follow upon our itinerary instructions.
  • Lunch: the lunch can be arranged at a local restaurant, a Culatello producer 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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